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Anti spam / post flooding on Labs

By: bertiebat | 10-05-2018 18:38

Control unintentional comment duplication and also the spamming of unconsidered copy and paste comments by implementing a post flooding mechanism on Labs.

It's used on the normal forum (so the software to do this already exists) and works by not allowing an identical post/comment to be posted within a set period of time.

Very bored with checking my labs notifications and seeing a whole group of identical comments being posted on a list of ideas in quick succession where it is very obvious that no real consideration can have been made within that time frame.

Maybe even send a notification to alert an educator of the spamming activity for the member to be educated if needed.


by: peterwiv
on: 18-07-2018 21:51

This is one thing that puts me off posting on giffgaff forums. As you get rewards for being active and posting, it means you get 20 identical replies to the same question so would think some sort of filter would be good. Maybe reduce or remove the rewards?

by: jesi23
on: 19-05-2020 22:13

If the comments have meaningless content, the rewards are limited. They are rewarded by a combination of content and participation, both in Community forum and lab, with quality better than quantity. ……… also, multiple identical comments by same person on an idea carry no more weight than a single vote.

by: guney65
on: 02-08-2020 14:51


by: zuzieq
on: 23-10-2020 23:15

I agree! Also members who make numerous irrelevant comments like ? or *** or hi! Hesse should be stopped if possible.

by: haleemanoor
on: 09-10-2020 00:24

This is a really great idea and should be implemented by the end of next week at the latest.

by: mij_sky
on: 23-09-2020 17:50

well said

by: joshpt
on: 20-09-2020 18:41

Fabulous post

by: pete131347
on: 20-09-2020 18:02


by: nafis40
on: 30-08-2020 20:19


by: bertiebat
on: 31-08-2020 17:28

Nope you didn't as I would have been notified. Unfortunately since you have already commented, I can only assume you are pointlessly posting.

by: whewe29
on: 13-08-2020 11:10

very nice idea voted

by: zealousbeloved123
on: 17-07-2020 21:36

Good idea

by: bertiebat
on: 17-07-2020 23:16

Yes it is, though pretty sure you haven't actually read it.

by: guney65
on: 02-08-2020 14:51


by: justeena1
on: 30-06-2020 23:43

Not agree

by: bertiebat
on: 01-07-2020 01:43

Why not? Just saying 'not agree' is pointless, you need to explain why.