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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: nikmobile
on: 17-06-2018 13:56

if done properly could work

by: c55amg2005
on: 16-06-2018 18:10

You've got my vote.

by: as7861
on: 05-06-2018 20:26

Great Idea @bertiebat

I have already supported, however, I have read somewhere the lab forum runs on a different platform than the community itself. So there is some potential to create a system that is better than the community.

I personally do feel this idea alongside making the report button bigger could do wonders.

by: joolzian
on: 04-06-2018 21:32

I don't mind the odd unintentional duplicate but I'm with you on the need to control the uc&p spamming. Supported.

by: persco
on: 31-05-2018 22:57

I agree fundermentally with this but even in h&s as long as the member moves to a different post, post flooding security feature isn’t activated. I stand corrected. It is when posting on the same thread that have noticed an alert and mostly that happens when due to network issues on my phone I have had to tap send again or tapped send in multiple succession by mistake. Will be hard to police. We probably need set guidelines on contributing in the labs but good knows there is ‘best practice’ in h&s but many continuously post ‘ask an agent’ and get away with it to this day even as I type this.

Also am sure labs are not hosted by lithium but rather on giffgaff own servers so the flooding feature unless they develop one or purchase the feature, won’t work in labs.

But for educating purposes we have to use the report button for a human being to access such behaviour and educate if needed in my opinion

by: mcilwraith
on: 02-06-2018 07:21

I've never used the report button but as you say it would be the way to deal with these things at the moment

by: bertiebat
on: 09-08-2018 11:48

I report members who do this on a frequent basis and haven't seen any change in certain members behaviour. It has ruined Labs for me.

by: muddycalhoun
on: 29-01-2020 15:07

I haven't started reporting them but I think it is high time, it has had a similar effect on my experience of labs