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It's a suggestion guys.

since I am already personally experiencing spammers around and notice that these spammers usually have very very low karma, i think it wouldn't hurt to require maybe 100 karma? i'm not sure.. you decide... before we allow a user to post a URL. 'cause spammers really sock. hate it.. it ruins the site.. this is just a suggestion, and i know you guys are trying hard to prevent this thing to happen. good luck, and more power.

asked Oct 17 '11 at 01:25

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wow 6 votes. @.@ first time. hehe

(Oct 18 '11 at 20:13) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

I totally agree, but I can disagree also, when I started out I posted links, and I'd hate to restrict the newcomers with more Draconian rules.

answered Oct 17 '11 at 01:27

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hmm.. maybe not 100 then? how bout a lower karma lvl? like 20?
hey I got another Idea!!

(Oct 17 '11 at 06:58) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

That's better, because it takes a while to get up there.

(Oct 17 '11 at 21:29) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

at least the "create-new-spammer-account" is avoided.

(Oct 18 '11 at 11:07) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

As of right now, our sites service, OSQA, has lots of other things to implement and has not allow us to set things like that. As of right now, we are trying to set up email authentication services.

answered Oct 17 '11 at 01:40

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Do you think these scammers are bots?

(Oct 17 '11 at 02:47) bayareacat bayareacat's gravatar image

Btw, i could work on some hand written code to make this rule

(Oct 17 '11 at 02:53) bayareacat bayareacat's gravatar image

I bet they are not bots. If they were, they would spam 24/7. Also the code is pretty comprehensive

(Oct 17 '11 at 03:07) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

I like this idea, or some variation of it. Anything to help fight spam.

answered Oct 17 '11 at 12:14

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yah. spam is really annoying.

(Oct 18 '11 at 10:39) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

It seems like everyday I end up with 10 emails because someone has created an account called <random letters=""> and posts that same link over and over. Luckily the admins and mods suspend them asap.

(Oct 18 '11 at 10:57) Steven Hibbs Steven%20Hibbs's gravatar image

but they're able to post even if they're suspended right?

(Oct 18 '11 at 11:06) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

I don't think so. They just create a new account and repeat the spam.

(Oct 18 '11 at 11:08) Steven Hibbs Steven%20Hibbs's gravatar image

same thought as I have. I really hope this'd be implemented somehow..

(Nov 09 '11 at 13:50) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

I think 50 would be just fine, that way spammer will need at least 2 or 3 helpful answers to post links, and i think they are to lazy to just get that karma to spam around :)

answered Oct 18 '11 at 15:00

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Ivan Tomica

yea, i don't know a thing bout the technical side. hehe.. but it's the only idea I had when I saw the profile of the guy who spammed one of my question.

@DJ Scooby Doo: you have a good point, that's the downside of the rule.

@kevin: good luck man, more power to lockergnome.. :)

answered Oct 17 '11 at 06:46

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umm, why not turn ON this restriction ONLY to those UNVERIFIED accounts?

(but i see you're not yet done with the verification thingy, but its a good rule i think..

answered Oct 17 '11 at 06:50

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