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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: barishna
on: 28-03-2020 00:13

you have got my vote

by: tonybhoy21876
on: 24-01-2020 23:29

can u not have 1 account has 1 vote .? I'm confused as to why people would want to do this.

by: nafis40
on: 19-01-2020 19:32


by: haseebhejazi
on: 24-12-2019 23:20

lovely idea and my vote for you

by: racha27269
on: 17-12-2019 00:06

excellent idea fully supported.

by: msmon55
on: 25-11-2019 18:47

Yes please! Very much supported.

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.?