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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: cms22
on: 13-11-2019 17:05

There are lots of people spamming

thank you for the idea.

by: gcase64
on: 13-10-2019 17:49

Also control intentional duplication of comments.

by: gcase64
on: 27-09-2019 22:02

This is a really great idea and should be implemented by the end of next week at the latest.The ridiculous amount of members that repeat their comments or only change a couple of words from their original post is blatantly abusing the system.We all know who are guilty of doing this.Thank you Bertie bat for putting this forward.?

by: ijustcantdoit
on: 21-08-2019 16:48


by: smth2
on: 26-07-2019 15:26


by: carolcat
on: 30-06-2019 19:54

Looking forward to see it implemented.

by: sana_j19
on: 16-06-2019 19:26

Good idea

by: gcase64
on: 12-05-2019 19:36

I have just read through another idea and also read through a lot this afternoon.I am shocked that so many members repeat their posted comments.If a member posts a second comment they should automatically be put to their 1st post where they can then add to or edit it.

Thoughts on this please.

by: bertiebat
on: 22-05-2019 19:45

I think that is a great idea. Please post it to Labs and I will gladly support.

by: karol64560
on: 26-04-2019 18:18

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