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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov wrote:
This whole spamming problems needs thinking

It does. Every time I try and think of something automated I always seem to fall back to a point where a human check is needed so we don't nuke accounts. As soon as human intervention is needed the whole thing seems to collapse down to simply having keen-eyed members nuke the messages.

Initially I had it so that accounts were automatically nuked after a certain number of spam messages were found, but this definitely caused false-positives, so I reverted back to separating the flagging of the message and the flagging of the accont. I do have some automatic checks on new posts, with some basic checks to ensure the posts of regular members aren't checked, but even then we've had cases where accounts are compromised and used for spamming purposes.

A foolproof algorithm, or even workflow, would be nice!
cheers,
Chris Maunder

The Code Project | Co-founder
Microsoft C++ MVP

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GeneralTV Spammers again - Massive Attack today!!!! Pin
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