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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: kani1227
on: 22-09-2018 13:20

Well it was just too hard for me!

by: nickyheywood
on: 19-09-2018 19:36

support this

by: bertiebat
on: 28-11-2018 22:09

Yeah so you already said.

by: adamtheant
on: 22-01-2019 12:04

Ya need start leaving people alone seriously ya need reporting for your gob

by: muddycalhoun
on: 29-01-2020 14:55

Pot calling kettle

by: carol90887
on: 15-09-2018 03:36
by: zainabi
on: 18-08-2018 17:06


by: muddycalhoun
on: 15-08-2018 11:42

genuine duplication of responses and comments indicative of consensus so the time frame is an important consideration. Possibly duplicate responses could be tackled by having a representative response showing with an indication of times how ever many with the option to view if desired

That said in principle could work, so yes

by: muddycalhoun
on: 29-01-2020 15:06

Since this comment was submitted the level of abuse of the labs system as a avenue to subvert the payback calculations for undeserved points has become epidemic. Now ever idea is parasitised by upwards of a dozen membernames posting duplicate comments, contradicting themselves by multiple comments without ever reading the suggestions and now beyond any doubt people running multiple accounts to extract two or three or more payback streams. I have changed my initial stance and am much more fully behind Bertiebat's suggestion believing the post flooding should prevent duplicate comments and multiple comments detecting membernames and time and date stamp similarities. I would also suggest accounts that trigger this post flooding protection multiple times should be referred to the educators for consideration of exclusion or payback penalties. This probably would make labs a far better and more effective system and prevent those who are interested in the process wasting time reading inane drivel posted in the self-interest of the member. Giffgaff time to get on with this implementation.

by: gcase64
on: 30-03-2020 16:43

I completely agree with what you say.110% supported.

by: gvmhb
on: 10-08-2018 12:14


by: alex920
on: 08-07-2018 21:39

Thumbs up

by: nickyheywood
on: 06-07-2018 00:16

got my vote :)

by: o7sagittarius
on: 21-06-2018 13:48

sorry mate

by: bertiebat
on: 23-06-2018 13:53

by: stellamobile
on: 19-06-2018 14:42

hard to control I think