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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: 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.

by: various_mm
on: 19-05-2020 21:35

i just feel that this is the wrong way of going about it. human touch in the creation of ideas is valuable and automatic- robotic- ways of dealing with this is step in the wrong direction, in my opinion

by: bertiebat
on: 13-06-2020 16:21

It's the robotic 'good idea' posted on every idea multiple times I'm aiming to prevent. If you spend any time on Labs and have made genuine comments over the years on ideas you will be notified on your notifications list that further comments have been made. I'm targeting the spamming which is evident by same phrase/word posted on different ideas in quick succession often to be repeated weeks later. I'd prefer a human touch of an giffgaff educator stopping this behaviour but it needs to be done properly and further spamming behaviour banned or ALL Labs payback stopped. The only reason for this continuing behaviour must be that this behaviour is still being rewarded unchallenged and so more 'members' who solely contribute only here and have no interest or knowledge on giffgaff continue to ruin Labs.

by: chinsndips
on: 04-05-2020 17:12

That would make the Lab much easier to navigate.

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

you have got my vote

by: tomczu
on: 30-04-2020 10:19

That's really needed.

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.