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Posted Oct 9, '10 at 6:27pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

This is a quick, small suggestion. I'm not sure if you've covered this or not (I've check the "Master AG3 Suggestion List - Please look here first before submitting new ideas" thread) but I think you guys should put a word requirement for the forums or comments. Or both. This way it could semi-stop the spamming for one word posts on the forums and comments.
Don't do a character requirement because they could just type "lololololololololololololololololololol" repeatedly but a word requirement with real words.

I don't know, just give it a try?

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 6:35pm

shayneii

shayneii

2,436 posts

It's a good idea, but it's already been suggested before.

And people could still copy and paste a word like "potato" 20 times.  As well, one-word spam comments stand out easier and it's easier to find and delete them, than when they're say 20 words long, your eyes might just skip over them because it's a fair chunk of text.

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 6:37pm

42maelstrom

42maelstrom

116 posts

But people could just go "gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogogogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo gogogo"

or something easy to like that, personally, I think this is a stupid idea. The only perfect was to detect spammers is manual detection. I think people need to flag comments more often, including me, I never flag comments. I think there should be a warning, another warning, and the user being banned. But then people/mods would be reluctant to delete/ban people with thousands of AP, wasting hard work. And the problem with manual detection is that it's so much slower and harder then electronic detection. But it'd also make spammers a lot more obvious, wouldn't it.

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 9:38pm

BlackVortex

BlackVortex

1,330 posts

I don't know about you but I've never seen someone spam just 'lololololollolol' or 'gogogogo gog ogog og ogog' 'potato potato potato' etc.
If they do it will be deleted by mods, user will be warned and banned if they keep abusing the rules, a word limit would be good I think.

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 10:03pm

leo99rules

leo99rules

1,756 posts

I I I II I I I II I I I II I II I I I II II II II III II I I II I I I I II I I I I II I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I

There we go I did 20 words.

See how easy it would be to break?

Then they would just copy and paste.

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 10:10pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,773 posts

I see how people could do that but then they would have a bad reputation for spamming don't you think?

 

Posted Oct 9, '10 at 10:58pm

Holden012

Holden012

1,964 posts

Well they could just write.

"This is a really random post lol lol lol lol."

And there we have it.

But then again there could be a thing that says "Detected word used too many times." ??

I don't know. Don't judge me.

 

Posted Oct 10, '10 at 12:32am

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

I don't really see the point in  this. Developing a better flagging system and instilling the need to stay vigilant to the users should deal with spam. People need to learn not to add to a pile of spam and not to feed trolls.

As for a word limit, it can easily be bypassed. I'm fine with a character limit. Sure it can be bypassed but its job is to deter, not to prevent.

Some people are saying that it would be easier to spot a chunk of spam if it was only a single word, compared to the same word repeated over and over again. I believe we aren't blind at all and that we can actually read what's on the screen, so really I don't care much. Spam is spam.

I see how people could do that but then they would have a bad reputation for spamming don't you think?

The people who pointlessly spam on a regular basis don't care about reputation. They're either ignorant, foolish, apathetic or bored.

But then people/mods would be reluctant to delete/ban people with thousands of AP, wasting hard work.

People ought to be punished according to the offences they make. Though I do agree that manual detection is the key.

 

Posted Oct 10, '10 at 12:58am

wipe42

wipe42

514 posts

But then again there could be a thing that says "Detected word used too many times." ??

But what if your writing one of our famous stories about AG?
Wouldn;t you have to include the word magical, magestic, and wonderful, etc. Like thirty times?
Plus if what your writing (post or comment) has the word if alot in it like some i've seen then this would also screw with people.

So how about a comment checker. Like an auto-mated system that checks for words that need censors (what we have now) and makes sure that it isn't just spam. Is there such a software out there that looks at previous posts and comes up with whether your post has relavance to previously stated posts?

Hopefully you understood that, but my mind is a scary, scary place to get stuck in traffic. So please I advise to bring heavy artilery if you plan on exploring my thoughts.

 

Posted Oct 10, '10 at 11:26am

TheKenseY

TheKenseY

77 posts

A comment:

spam

Generic CTRL+V phrase to bypass spam detection.