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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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A big chunk are probably illiterate (bots).

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Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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We're at ~200,000 users, divided by ~12 years = almost 50 new users a day.

This assuming a never-changing rate of growth. I don’t think that’s the case. The peak was probably years ago. But surely spammers account for a fair number of new users.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Between 180000 and 19000 there's 26 weeks = ~60 a day.
Between 17000 and 18000 there's 19 weeks = ~75 a day.
Between 16000 and 17000 there's 2 weeks = ~700 a day...

My hunch is it's been a roughly linear growth for a while now, with some massive bot spikes along the way.

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Joined: 18 Mar 2011 - 8:31am
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Could a user based spam report system work? Something along the lines of a "mark as spam" button on a users' first 10 posts? Only place I've seen something like that is youtube, but it seems to work.

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Joined: 23 May 2010 - 8:27am
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Just another wave of spams occurred, and I think that vilbel's idea would be valuable if implemented.

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Joined: 12 Apr 2011 - 8:09am
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I'll bet a majority of the new users are of the "what typeface is this?!?" variety, and rarely return after their typeface is identified.

I wonder if a separate resource for that could be set up. Would that be desirable?

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Joined: 14 Nov 2010 - 12:22am
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Yes!

A separate kind of account — really, not a permanent account at all, but just permission to post — for the Type ID forum specifically.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Not having to even set up an account to post an ID request is going to reduce the problem?!

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> Could a user based spam report system work?

This, damn it. Exactly this.

1. Add a "spam" flag to every post/comment, and let anyone with a post count over 100 use it.

2. Add an option to user's preferences to hide comments that are flagged as "spam" more than, say, 5 times. Turn this option on by default.

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3. Instead of flagged/clean, let a post/comment to have 3 states - clean, possible spam, spam - with 0, 1-4 and 5+ flags respectively. When a comment is in a "possible spam" range, show it, but gray out. Also, show a "not spam" flag, so to allow undoing accidental or mischievous flagging.

4. Revoke flagging rights for those whose flagging collects too many "not spam" reversals.

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1 and 2 are trivial to do, perhaps 2 hours of works if that much.

3 and 4 are more work, but that's why they are bonus.

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Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
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1 and 2 are trivial to do, perhaps 2 hours of works if that much.

Alex — Are you versed in Drupal? You should definitely e-mail Jared (http://typophile.com/user/3/contact) and offer those two hours.

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Joined: 24 Nov 2008 - 11:50pm
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Kent, I am not versed in Drupal, but they are all the same. It's still be a matter of hours. I did in fact email Jared in past offering help and got no reply.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I do hope they take you up on your kind offer.

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Alex Pankratov's picture
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Hrant, I haven't offered anything. Seeing how very little gets done and what degree of communal begging it requires, I somehow doubt that me offering help would lead to anything. I don't mind helping, but I don't want to be the one driving the process.