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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: 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

no coment

by: helen_starkey
on: 18-03-2019 23:41

great idea bertiebat much needed idea by the seems of it

by: the_bookie
on: 09-03-2019 20:35

Excellent idea too much copy and paste

going on for payback and a filter to stop

this practice would be fantastic as there

should certainly be better answers that

are tailor made for the individuals that

are being helped and make them feel

satisfied without the helpers response .

by: starkey93
on: 22-01-2019 12:41

Good idea not sure why this has not been implemented yet... Would rather have supportive comments that help on labs rather then (voted) (good idea) just doesn't explain why you like idea or give advice.

by: adamtheant
on: 23-01-2019 11:19

The guy who wrote this idea does it himself moans like a little girl saying people spam all the time he must be a very lonely old man sitting in is room 24/7 say no more..

by: zuzieq
on: 23-10-2020 23:22

adamtheant I have seen you do it so and I think your comment is rude!

by: bertiebat
on: 24-10-2020 20:20

Thank you for your support zuzieq. Luckily adamtheant and his 'mates' seem to have disappeared since the June payout, unfortunately there are still plenty of pointless posters posting and ruining Labs though.