|Topic by BillyJ||posted 07-13-2012 03:06 PM||5469 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
07-13-2012 03:06 PM
Spammers are just a pain – plain and simple. I know it is a “free advertisement” for them, but it does nothing for the site. This topic has been discussed many times at the LJ site, and many members have been weighed in on the topic. MsDebbieP does a fantastic job monitoring ALL of the sites, but there should be technical means of stopping most of the spamming (thus helping Debbie).
What about this:
1. Make it mandatory that a person must fill out the personal information, not just a “name.” Meaning, they must list their city and state, and tell a little about themselves and their remodeling/building experience.
2. Make it mandatory that the person posts at least one project that they are either currently working on or have completed. If a person is joining this site, they should be involved in some type of remodeling, refurbishing, building, or at least something that deals with the site. Even if they are new to this, they should be able to post something related to this topic.
3. Put a link on the posting that allows the person who’s blog / forum / project is being commented on the ability to “flag” as either inappropriate or as spam. That means each person can monitor their own site and take appropriate action.
4. I belong to several other sites and some of them have the ability for the person to review the post prior to it being public. That could serve many purposes, i.e., limit spam, avoid obscene postings, etc. Ultimately, each person would be responsible for monitoring their own site.
Does anyone else have a suggestion? Debbie – what are your thoughts?
-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.
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