BGA Feature #11: Admin Spam Prevention Tool
Hopefully you haven't seen much spam on the forums because @philryuh is always reading and posting and therefore lightning quick at reporting it, BUT I've built some additional tools for Phil to use that will help in ensuring that spam doesn't occur as much. What used to happen was that as things get reported, I would go through and ensure it's actually spam, ban the user and blacklist their IP so they can't continue creating new user accounts. Now Phil has that power (and theres some safety nets to make sure we don't accidentally remove legitimate accounts too). Also, to be clear, spam in this context is defined as posting things like links to pharmaceutical, pornagraphic, or illicit based websites. It wont be used for things that are off topic, self promotion, or anything like that. In those cases we'll have other methods of handling those situations which include having a discussion with the user and such.