Spammers and moderation

Archie

01 Jul 2021, 16:21

Is there any chances to perform some clean-up and remove bot accounts (I mean those XxxxXxxxx-patterned ones) as well as the garbage generated by them?

Few examples from sub-forum I'm visiting most often:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25991
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25897
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25981
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25942
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25928
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25915
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26009
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26025

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raoulduke-esq

01 Jul 2021, 20:13

Maybe appointing mods who have the power to delete/ban would help… KeyboardJoy seemed to agree that moderation is important but hasn’t clicked the button to appoint any yet.

SK-8K

31 Aug 2021, 15:11

I could be a moderator if you need, but I'm new, so it may take a while to trust me before that happens.

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depletedvespene

31 Aug 2021, 15:31

I've mentioned spam-killing moderators more than once, but I don't know if the current forum software actually supports this.

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raoulduke-esq

31 Aug 2021, 16:33

anyone else think it would be fun to forward ALLLLLL the spam posts from the forum via email to info@onecommerce.group and oliver@onecommerce.group or is it just me?

Archie

31 Aug 2021, 16:44

I don't think it would help. It seems to me the resource is abandoned, unfortunately...

CallmeJohn

02 Sep 2021, 04:08

All these spam posts have links to various apps and services which only started appearing after the marketing firm bought Deskthority. Coincidence I think not, these spam posts are by KeyboardJoys company to boost Deskthority in google searches. I'm only semi joking but these spam bots do need to be dealt with.

SK-8K

03 Sep 2021, 01:39

I've seen similar posts on a car forum too.

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sharktastica

04 Sep 2021, 18:23

Two months and still nothing...

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Compgeke

12 Sep 2021, 18:56

I really don't think anyone but me is checking in, but I rarely have time anymore working full time with a commute. I just checked the moderator logs and basically it's me deleting stuff mid July -> some users managing their own posts -> me deleting everything again just now.

I have no idea where anyone else is or why the forum owner isn't stepping in to try and sort out this issue.

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raoulduke-esq

12 Sep 2021, 19:01

If only some mods could be appointed!!

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adhoc

18 Oct 2021, 09:02

Has anyone noticed what's happening in off-topic yet?

(dozen or so spam topics opened)

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Muirium
µ

18 Oct 2021, 09:43

We need some mods. But whoever still has the power to create them is sleeping…

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Weezer

18 Oct 2021, 09:55

I would be a great mod

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

18 Oct 2021, 10:55

adhoc wrote:
18 Oct 2021, 09:02
Has anyone noticed what's happening in off-topic yet?

(dozen or so spam topics opened)
I reported most of them
and would have myself deleted them and the spammer if I had the power to.

Same, by the way, for the guy who registered just to practically destroy a wiki entry.

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Muirium
µ

18 Oct 2021, 11:13

I'd love to see these two fellas with the power to boop. And I'd accept that responsibility myself if required.

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soyuz

18 Oct 2021, 12:13

kbdfr: the moderator we need
mu: the moderator we don't deserve

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Muirium
µ

18 Oct 2021, 12:26

Aye. Choose wisely!

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sharktastica

18 Oct 2021, 12:34

adhoc wrote:
18 Oct 2021, 09:02
Has anyone noticed what's happening in off-topic yet?
Most people have, it's just there is nothing we can do about it since DT is effectively an unmoderated space now. Compgeke was the only person doing anything for months now, when the owners should be pulling their own weight. We're more likely to build matter/antimatter reactors in our cupboards before this gets dealt with.

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sonalford

12 Nov 2021, 05:34

Get them censored and report them, I hate annoying spammers

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paperWasp

12 Nov 2021, 17:55

Yep. Spam is annoying and degrades quality of the site.

My suggestion (seen on another similar site): Make every newly registered user read-only by default - until they email a short essay (like five or ten sentences) about themselves and why they're interested in keyboards.
If their story looks genuine, make them read-write.
If they don't send anything in the next 10 days or send something already received, delete them.
This shouldn't discourage truly interested people but tire the spammers.

OR: Add "Mark as spam" button. If like four senior-enough members flag a post this way, it will disable the user automatically.

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sharktastica

12 Nov 2021, 18:36

paperWasp wrote:
12 Nov 2021, 17:55
quality of the site
Unfortunately, the new owners are not concerned with that. Otherwise, we wouldn't be sitting here ~4 months later with the same issue.

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soyuz

12 Nov 2021, 18:36

yeah, that requires mods. which is something keyboardjoy promised and never delivered.

much like all his other promises.

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wobbled

12 Nov 2021, 18:42

soyuz wrote:
12 Nov 2021, 18:36
yeah, that requires mods. which is something keyboardjoy promised and never delivered.

much like all his other promises.
At least he gave us such incredibly high quality merch... ...

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depletedvespene

12 Nov 2021, 18:47

wobbled wrote:
12 Nov 2021, 18:42
soyuz wrote:
12 Nov 2021, 18:36
yeah, that requires mods. which is something keyboardjoy promised and never delivered.

much like all his other promises.
At least he gave us such incredibly high quality merch... ...
At this point, shouldn't we be pressuring the guy by, say, sending him one rubber-dome keyboard per week until he does what needs to be done?

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wobbled

12 Nov 2021, 18:52

And waste good quality rubber?
Nah mate I'm sure we have some spare mx browns or cherry MLs in the community 😄

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depletedvespene

12 Nov 2021, 19:03

wobbled wrote:
12 Nov 2021, 18:52
And waste good quality rubber?
Nah mate I'm sure we have some spare mx browns or cherry MLs in the community 😄
I did not say good rubber-dome keyboards. We also have the option of "tuning up the pressure" by moving on from (bad) rubber-domes to chiclet-garbage units and beyond.

headphone_jack

13 Nov 2021, 18:59

Alternatively, we could give up on this forum and move somewhere that isn't owned by an Arasaka analogue.

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