Blocking of Spammers
StevieK last edited by
the Blocking of Spammers in this forum doesn‘t work. Does anybody make the same experience?
Peter Ostry last edited by
From the NodeBB community forum:
- "First, we have enabled the "Post Queue" feature so that our moderator must review the posts of new users. This allows us to catch the spam accounts and posts, but when these spam attacks come (usually in waves) it eats up a fair amount of the moderator's time – time when he should be helping our users."
It seems that the NodeBB Forum software has a moderation setting, but Aodyo doesn't use it. I suggested this a couple of times and even offered to do the manual "allow/disallow" job, which can be not much more than clicking a button for the first post of each new user. Since a while Aodyo deletes spam more often than it used to, but why they don't use the moderation setting is beyond me. Neither the amount of spam nor the amount of new users is an issue here. A few mouse clicks a day at most.
Clint last edited by
It is amazing how a thriving on-line community can self-support a user community and help a product to grow.
I am an active member of many communities using different discussion systems, and the difference between those that function smoothly and those that creak along is striking.
The best systems seem to be those that are based on trust levels (new users earn trust by posts that get positive response and get correspondingly more capabilities). They seem to create communities where the users (happily) support the product, essentially freeing the developers of most of the support work.
Not sure where NodeBB stands in capabilities, but it might not be up to the task. I have had very (very) good experience with Discourse (https://www.discourse.org/), which is used to run the Cantabile forum, an outstanding user community ...
@Clint Since it is very boring to read all that spam messages and to block various spammers I will not visit Aodyo Community any longer.