BGA Feature #11: Admin Spam Prevention Tool

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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.

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10 months ago

Question: Do you think we could update the form view on the front page to have more of a reddit style layout? I think it would be nicer to scroll titles and see activity counts rather than actual content. Also, maybe make it fill the entire container rather than being constricted to the left column.

Just my thoughts :)

Owner10 months ago

I was just thinking about updating the front page reddit section actually. I'll move it up on my list :D

10 months ago

I have never seen any spam on the sight so you all are doing a great job! Glad to hear that it will be even easier and more efficient for you and Phil.

Supporter10 months ago

Phil has all the power. Don’t anger Phil!

10 months ago

I've reported a few posts that were clearly made by a bit. It happens on BGG quite often and I'm one of those people who is on the lookout on those forums as well. Happy to see extra measures being taken.

10 months ago

You guys are already doing a great job at that, so thanks! Glad there are even more precautions now.

Supporter10 months ago

Great.  So far I think you've done a great job with this.

Supporter10 months ago

Awesome I've not seen much, and have reported what I have seen. 

Owner10 months ago

Thanks for getting to this, it'll help both of us out :)

Owner10 months ago

You're welcome!

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