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 Little River Kennel
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8/23/2021 3:21:53 PM reply with quote send message to Little River Kennel Object to Post   

I've noticed lately lots of spam on the forums...not sure how this is being combatted...any thoughts?
 Clwyd Cockers
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8/23/2021 4:37:02 PM reply with quote send message to Clwyd Cockers Object to Post

I send messages, with links, to Staff under Contact Us.
 gaylanstudio
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8/25/2021 1:41:32 PM reply with quote send message to gaylanstudio Object to Post

I have thought about ways to combat this issue - it's becoming very annoying and I suspect it's mostly one individual who's responsible for it all.

So, my thoughts:
1. First create a "New Users" information document (this may already exist somewhere) and send it to every new account. This should cover "Acquiring your first dog".
2. Make this a one month provisional account.
3. Limit all "Provisional" accounts to the "Beginners forum" only for posting until they have shown some record of participation - they have acquired a dog, shown it X number of times. There would have to be an accounting of this somewhere, a point system of some sort - there may already be some place for this among the user stats. Perhaps also limit them to one post per day during this provisional period.

There would have to be a balance that makes it too much time and effort to spam all the various forum groups at once, yet makes it fairly easy for a genuinely interested new player to get the information they need to get a good start - not just their "First Starter Dog".

4. A subscription would immediately remove the "Provisional" account flag so Jeff would at least get his 5 bucks worth that month.

5. Automatically remove any "Provisional" post after a week unless it is receiving input from "regular" accounts. If we do not comment they will go away faster.

Now whether Admin considers any of these "do-able", in the current environment is another mater. Just some ideas . . .
 Rossett Spaniels
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8/26/2021 9:43:51 PM reply with quote send message to Rossett Spaniels Object to Post

Never send a message to trolls. They will continue.
Please continue to just ignore them,
 Little River Kennel
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8/27/2021 4:07:17 PM reply with quote send message to Little River Kennel Object to Post

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I have thought about ways to combat this issue - it's becoming very annoying and I suspect it's mostly one individual who's responsible for it all.

So, my thoughts:
1. First create a "New Users" information document (this may already exist somewhere) and send it to every new account. This should cover "Acquiring your first dog".
2. Make this a one month provisional account.
3. Limit all "Provisional" accounts to the "Beginners forum" only for posting until they have shown some record of participation - they have acquired a dog, shown it X number of times. There would have to be an accounting of this somewhere, a point system of some sort - there may already be some place for this among the user stats. Perhaps also limit them to one post per day during this provisional period.

There would have to be a balance that makes it too much time and effort to spam all the various forum groups at once, yet makes it fairly easy for a genuinely interested new player to get the information they need to get a good start - not just their "First Starter Dog".

4. A subscription would immediately remove the "Provisional" account flag so Jeff would at least get his 5 bucks worth that month.

5. Automatically remove any "Provisional" post after a week unless it is receiving input from "regular" accounts. If we do not comment they will go away faster.

Now whether Admin considers any of these "do-able", in the current environment is another mater. Just some ideas . . .

I like the concepts you’ve put forward. Not sure if it will happen but I’d love to see some combats.
 Starlite and the Stars
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8/30/2021 10:41:25 PM reply with quote send message to Starlite and the Stars Object to Post

I wish someone (Jeff, admin, someone) would go through & delete all the SPAM posts. As long as they still exist, there's a chance someone (a kid for example) will cluck on something they shouldn't.
 Clwyd Cockers
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9/4/2021 8:59:49 AM reply with quote send message to Clwyd Cockers Object to Post

Looks like spam posts have been deleted.

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