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Create Article/Blog/Posts only after a certain time for new Connect users

Created: 06 Sep 2010 • Updated: 01 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
riva11's picture
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There are lot of spam messages in the last days, all of these posts has been created by new users. We can see many of these spammers that first create the user , then in few minutes starts their activities adding off topic messages in the forum.

My proposal is add a certain time to allow the create posts function. It gives the possibility to limit this behavior ( create a user and in a minute send a spam message). Also allow a real user to see how this site works and learn how to ask and reply correctly.

Of course add a period of time before create article doens't eliminate spammers, but could a be an opportunity at least to limit these spam posts.

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Andy Welburn's picture

(I do spend a lot of time myself marking these posts as offensive!) & something certainly does need doing to limit this activity, what sort of timescales are you suggesting?

I'm concerned that putting a time-limit before you can post anything will dissuade those with genuine issues from posting to the site & that's why we're here.

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riva11's picture

This is an example :

xyz Member for: 39 min 55 sec

New forum discussion 35 min ago
xyz posted: Mother and Baby

Spam !

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