NationStates Jolt Archive

Problems with Spamming, and a possible solution

Cristia United
11-02-2007, 06:49
If any mods read this, you know me as the guy that's been basically spamming the 'Getting Help' form with reports of one guy that keeps popping in and spamming.

Anyway, I know y'all have all your tools for preventing that, so I'm looking forward to an IP ban or something like that on him eventually. But I also wanted to make another suggestion.

It'd be a significant coding change, so I'm not asking for this, just suggesting in general. Would it be possible for individual regions to modify (in Regional Control) their own post delay? Say for us we can choose to only let nations post every 30 minutes, but another region can choose 5.

It'd help with spam, since I don't know of any nation in our region that needs to post more often than every hour or so.

I'm not sure this is even possible, since I know the spam filter looks just at the general 'POST' message, not at specific methods for sending info (I'm CS, I pick up on stuff like that when I see a spam alert when trying to post on the RMB and send a TG too quickly beside each other). But just in case, thought I'd offer.

Anyway, thanks for dealing with the spammer.