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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: ahreh20
on: 27-02-2021 10:02

Excellent idea

by: pinkunykorn
on: 22-02-2021 17:35

Fabulous idea

by: pinks29
on: 13-02-2021 17:31

Well said, sometimes get things I'm not interested on, m so a filter would be good.

by: jenniferlaw
on: 26-01-2021 12:04

This idea should definitely be implemented. I've just logged onto labs after a short time away to find 96 notifications that an idea I supported had received a comment. A brief look through shows me these comments are all just 'supported' or 'good idea'. It's spam that should be fairly easy to detect and remove. These people clearly aren't even reading the ideas before they post.

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