The post was removed with just 1 vote, and I wonder if that's even possible.
It is if it's a top member. With the spammers in place we lessened the requirements to quickly get rid of poor messages. A platinum level member has decided your post was offensive and it's been removed.
I disagree with this and have reinstated the message.
Just a thought: Messages could be reported spam/abusive and removed in a jiffy only if it's a new member's post. For instance, one "top" member's vote shouldn't be sufficient to remove another top member's post as abusive.
If the post being reported is made by a good old member, then several votes must be required before it can be removed (with no respect to "who" is reporting it).
Also, I'm not sure if it's just me, I can't see the reinstated message.
How much of the spam is from necroaccounts vs just registered ones? (And how many of the necrospamming accounts were used a non-trivial amount?) I think all the times I was trying to nuke something from orbit it was from new accounts.
If most of the spam's from new or almost never used accounts I think the colateral damage from 1 shot to kill is probably too high if it's catching regular users when they annoy some high rep idiot.
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I agree with Dan. I urge that you rethink if it should be possible for a regular's post to be removed with just one vote.
Spammers are anyways being handled well, and in case someone uses an existing account to spam, the existing account won't have much of reputation points (in which case, it isn't considered an important account).
There should be some way to distinguish a contributing regular from a spammer who is using an account registered years ago. I presume the reputation points can help with this and so, it can be put to good use.
My apologies for not replying earlier - we've been insanely busy[^] and emails are piling up.
I did, however, check your article and could find no good reason for it not to appear. I spent a bit of time on the issue and came up blank. As to this week, only articles that were posted in the last 7 days wil appear in a given weekly newsletter.
I noticed that it got 800 views in the first 11 hours after I posted it (I posted it after 9PM, IIRC), and only 200-300 views in the two weeks after that. So it seemed to me like it was revoked from whatever place where people were seeing it (but I don't know how people found it in the first place, I myself just use the newsletter.)
Hey I know, maybe I should edit it. Then it might appear as updated, at least. I see an error in it anyhow.
Wait, what? How are people going to vote on the article if they don't see it in the first place? Should I be doing something extra to gather votes, like, advertising the article somewhere else on the site?
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