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SPAM, Trust Levels and topic "clean up"


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8 hours ago, gajuseidi said:

I got this message after replying to ONE post

😱 So changes were implemented indeed. 

I don’t like this restrictions for posting. Because it also limits genuine people that add to the community. And I still see suddenly 20 “welcome” posts appearing from one person on 20 different topics. 

It limits buyers that would like to tell their story or get answers to their questions. And a lot of buyers come here only for one time when they have a problem, they don’t read forum for days. 

It limit sellers that never used the forum and it’s the first problem they encountered and they can’t even discuss it on the FF because of posts limit. 
 

I didn’t support it on the last forum and I was pretty upset to see that limit again. There are better ways to deal with spam. 

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How hard would it be to just... add a "THIS IS SPAM" reaction and check each day how many "THIS IS SPAM" reactions a given poster got, and issue warnings and bans once someone goes over, y'know, 50 of them? We're all doing this in our heads anyway  😄

I honestly think Reddit's up and down system is so elegantly almost-perfect.

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Ok. So changes were made. Did it help? No. The forum is still filled to the brim with pointless topics. Its impossible to enjoy the forum when it's 90% garbage posts you can barely understand. There's just as much being posted to the wrong categories. I'm sorry, but it wasn't enough. 

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This obviously isn't working. I hit "Unread" this morning and see 30 posts from the same person with meaningless one- or two-word replies. 

Time for Fiverr to try a new anti-spam method. Let posters report spam and penalize the people who do it frequently? Add voting up and down arrows to all topics like in the Questions section? If people get too many down arrows, they can't post?

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6 hours ago, melanielm said:

This obviously isn't working. I hit "Unread" this morning and see 30 posts from the same person with meaningless one- or two-word replies. 

Time for Fiverr to try a new anti-spam method. Let posters report spam and penalize the people who do it frequently? Add voting up and down arrows to all topics like in the Questions section? If people get too many down arrows, they can't post?

The problem with up and down-voting in the questions section is that posts are "physically" moved because of it. It creates an incoherent conversation. 

I have an idea, though. The moderators who are paid to keep this forum clean clearly aren't doing a good job, otherwise you wouldn't have so many regulars complaining about the state of things. So how about adding a new rank to the forum? Call it "operator" or something (I know, I miss the IRC days), and give that role the option to hide any topic/post from the front page of the forum that isn't conducive to the quality of the forum or actual questions. Let the operators move posts to their correct category as well. Banning/warning people could still be a moderator only tool. Let the operators have a direct line of communication with the moderators. 

GIve this role to people who have been on the forum for a long time, who contributes to the community on a regular basis, and who has shown themselves worthy of it. 

Give the community back to its users, instead of some invisible team of moderators! 

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On 9/18/2021 at 4:01 PM, smashradio said:

So how about adding a new rank to the forum? Call it "operator" or something (I know, I miss the IRC days), and give that role the option to hide any topic/post from the front page of the forum that isn't conducive to the quality of the forum or actual questions. Let the operators move posts to their correct category as well.

Soooo... 

 

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On 9/13/2021 at 6:32 AM, gajuseidi said:

I got this message after replying to ONE post. 😄

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Did that ever stop happening to you?

Someone here taught me how to continue conversations with people on personal feeds, as those interactions were not counted in the five post limit. Now, as of a few days ago, I'm pretty sure that they are, too.

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The other day, one of my well-thought out responses was put in moderation. I have NO idea why, except when I edited it slightly to not have "24/7" in the content, it went through immediately. Why was my comment with that term moderated when it was NOT advocating staying on that long, and so many who do suggest that are posted every single day.

Also... the dozens of AOL phone number spam messages showing up in the past two hours clearly show how tight the forum is against spam. Good grief.

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It was hard to get through all those topics before. And now it's a nightmare. 

What I like is the total absence of community here. 

Every community I know is driven by its members, who are actively involved in its life. 

They post interesting things, they get rewarded, they enforce the rules, and make it happen. I am an active member of a travel forum (no links). It is moderated by its members, and it's one of the best places I know. Members help each other, they can give you a tip, they can guide you, as well as ban users violating rules. 

Will we see something like that ever? What is the point of being a part of Fiverr Forum now?

Even on Facebook page, there are representatives, who talk and reply. 

Here... It's obvious.  

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