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Old 08-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
H_TeXMeX_H
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Any way to report users before they post ?


Check out this user:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...outlet-746296/
I'm thinking spam bot, but no way to report until the spam starts.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
szboardstretcher
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I don't know. Having that username doesn't make them guilty.

I, for one, expect Herpes Handjobs to be a great contributor to the community.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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At this time there is no way of reporting a user profile.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
dugan
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My impression is that the really obvious new spambot accounts (like that one) typically get moderated out before they get a chance to post?
 
Old 08-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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For the vast majority of cases, that is correct.

--jeremy
 
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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I only recently began watching LQ Spy through the day and have had my first real exposure to spam on LQ as a result. Whatever the mechanisms for catching it they must be pretty effective overall as I rarely see spam posts in search results or my selected distro forums.

I now try to flag and report obvious spam posts as quickly as I see them in LQ Spy, but curious - is user reporting the first line defense for catching them?

And thanks Jeremy for the best GNU/Linux tech resource and social circle on the net!
 
Old 08-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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I now try to flag and report obvious spam posts as quickly as I see them in LQ Spy, but curious - is user reporting the first line defense for catching them?
Absolutely not. On the contrary, it's the last line of defense.

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Originally Posted by astrogeek View Post
And thanks Jeremy for the best GNU/Linux tech resource and social circle on the net!
Much appreciated!

--jeremy
 
  


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