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Necro & Spam post/thread filter

By: kjia | 26-12-2018 15:29

In the Help & Support section of the forum there are quite a lot of new posters reposting their old posts or recreating their old threads because they haven't gotten a reply within 5 - 10 minutes. A filter should be added to stop the flooding of these threads and to prevent these threads going to the top of the list drawing attention away from the other threads where their creators are still patiently waiting for an answer.

Another thing is that some people reply to threads older than a month thus dragging that thread to the top of the list and doing exactly the same thing spamming does.

I think that a filter should be added to stop similar posts/threads being reposted/recreated within a 30 minute span and that threads older than 30 days should be locked automatically and made so that only staff or very high ranked community members can reply to it.

Staff should also get the ability to lock threads when they want to in case they haven't been locked by the system.

I think this idea will clean up most of the Help & Support forum of necro posts and spam posts/threads and most importantly get the newer questions answered more quickly.

Comments

by: helen_starkey
on: 16-03-2019 17:20

sounds like a handy idea

by: ethan964
on: 15-03-2019 04:16

Great idea that is my friend. Great thinking

by: roise05
on: 13-03-2019 20:16

Great idea. ????

by: the_bookie
on: 09-03-2019 21:33

Great idea as there unfortunately is

a lot of these threads that are really

repeats by the same author using

old copy and paste answers that

are donkeys old stored away too

exploit giffgaff payback .

by: kjia
on: 12-03-2019 19:23

I did do a search of this idea and it didn't turn up any results. I didn't copy and paste any of the text I wrote. :)

by: chand311
on: 07-03-2019 09:46

Good idea, need more filters to implement.

by: onthelash
on: 06-03-2019 19:25

Yes from me

by: persco
on: 27-02-2019 07:51

good idea in theory but that would need further work on the filters already in place for post flooding.

We are probably (hoping) for new functionalities and easy upgrades on the new platform vanilla that we moving to soon hope

by: johnsmith140289
on: 23-02-2019 17:14

Great idea.

by: sha_shah1
on: 17-02-2019 02:46

good idea

by: tids
on: 16-02-2019 09:20

Fingers crossed for this one