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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by A bochur, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Can't stand the daily spam in Chinese!!
    Not sure what they're trying to do but, almost daily or even a few times a day there are spammers who posts 15-20 new threads in a foreign language here on Android forums.

    My suggestion? Block full posts in foreign language with an error saying that this forum is in English only.

    Or block new members from posting more than 2 new thread in an hour and if they try going over that limit, the post should be checked by a moderator first.

    Anyone with me?

    Btw thanks to the mods for the swift removal of those posts.
     

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    #1 A bochur, Nov 12, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
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  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    It's a pain, that's for sure. I would support any measures to filter out this stuff.
     
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    I'm almost certain we used to have a similar system like this in place, I'd definitely be all for implementing it again.
     
    #3 El Presidente, Nov 12, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
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  4. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Agree, filter with a message that the forum is in English only. And limit new members to (say) 5 posts in any 60 minute period until they've made (say) 25 Useful posts.
     
  5. tommo47

    tommo47 Android Expert

    Totally agree. You can multiply that by at least four, I regularly count 4 or 5 pages of this rubbish in 'Most Recent'.
     
  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    Moderator

    If you put these restrictions in place, we'd be out of a job :D :D

    Seriously though, to reiterate @LV426, it IS a pain.


    Thanks, we try :D
     
  7. Until there's an effective block in place, whenever you see this spam please use the 'Report' link to alert the moderators so they can take care of it. Don't assume they've already seen it.
     
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  8. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    He's back again!

    Any ideas as to what this spammer is gaining from this?!
     
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    He is a bot, and is gone again...
    SEO
     
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  10. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm totally in agreement with this.
    New members should have a set post limit to stop this crap.
     
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  11. Jhayzone

    Jhayzone Android Enthusiast

    I wonder why a filter or a post limit per hour isn't implemented yet when this thing is going on for a very very very very very long time now. Its the reason I don't frequent to this site or just close it when the first thing I see is a whole page of spam threads.
     
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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I sell you good fake degree for any university in Canada.
     
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  13. tommo47

    tommo47 Android Expert

    My default first page when I log in is 'Most recent' so usually see them as soon as they are posted whichever Forum they're in. I always now use report :).
     
  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    Multiple threads, multiple forums? Saw that.

    I'd ban that user for a few days.
     
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  15. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Reported the latest invasion.
     
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  16. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
    VIP Member

    I took care of them and they are gone,You can say bye bye when I am on watch.
     
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  17. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Nuther one got in.
     
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  18. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Looks like the past 24 hours, someone's working real hard. Making sure we don't forget Chinese
     
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  19. andMego

    andMego Android Enthusiast

    Like Jhayzone said, I barely visit this site, yet when I do that's all I see. (And a laggy site, which I've been complaining about since the site redesign a couple months ago)
     
  20. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    The last ones I saw were for Egyptian Appliance Repair services.
     
  21. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What does it take to stop posts in any foreign language?

    Or put a cap on the amount of posts for new users within a certain amount of time?
     

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    #21 A bochur, Dec 6, 2017
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  22. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
    VIP Member

    Without these spammers I wouldn't have anything to do.
     
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  23. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    In that case keep them coming! :D :D
     
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  24. Hoomker

    Hoomker Newbie

    "Spam"----- They arbitrarily attach links to forums for their own benefit,disrupt the order of forums ,:mad:
     
  25. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    Sad but funny.
    Seriously though. Why would you buy a diploma?
     
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