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Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:57 pm

This would be a nice thing to have: a link next to each post that one could use to report a post to the moderators, so that something that really is spam could be deleted by them more quickly.

So there's no misunderstanding: I'm not suggesting that moderation should be crowdsourced, which would raise the issues that come with mob rule. I'm just suggesting that the reporting procedure be streamlined.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Savannah » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:00 pm

There is a red exclamation point in each post, to the right (but left of where the avatar would be) in a little white triangle. :) Click it, and fill in the info to make an instant spam report. Select that you don't need anyone to respond personally to you about your flagged post--unless you really, really need a moderator reply.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Bounce530 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:00 pm

Maybe a little exclamation mark inside of an upside down triangle icon? That'd be perfect!

eta- gotta get up preeety early to beat Savannah to the replies, eh? :wink:
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby AntiM » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:18 pm

It is a new feature, we have a learning curve here. eventually all the eplayans will notice the icon and use it freely. But yes, things go faster if you do not require a mod reply. One morning I had 40 spam reports to whack!

The ones reporting individuals I leave to the other mods. I liked the one complaining the post contained too much profanity. Goodness!
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:46 pm

And that 40 is after multiple people hit the boards several times a day, too!
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:21 pm

Savannah wrote:There is a red exclamation point in each post, to the right (but left of where the avatar would be) in a little white triangle. :)


Thank you, Savannah. :D
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:23 pm

AntiM wrote:I liked the one complaining the post contained too much profanity. Goodness!


Yeah. I really get tired of all of that fucking profanity.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby bigbluedoggy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:12 pm

Figures that Frogfucker would post in a thread about tagging spam. Tagged.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Philip Lim replicants make frogffufufufufuuufff look like a model citizen...
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby jella » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:15 pm

No kidding like 30 in 20 minutes :(
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:41 pm

I know. I took a break from my bench to do design research (and eplaya...) and tagged something like a dozen posts.

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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:01 pm

hronchik's unseated all contenders today, I've taken out nearly 180 posts of his/hers/its since this afternoon.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby The CO » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:59 pm

How does the frog keep coming back? Is there no mod ban/boot?
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:08 pm

No.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby The CO » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:15 pm

Well that sucks. Whom can I write an angry email to in order to point out that sillyness? Post-burn, of course.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm working on a solution to that, and hopefully your email won't be necessary. With AntiM, Bay Bridge Sue, and Andie's help we took out a small hitlist today that will slow them down for a while, and we'll be able to stay on top of things a bit more easily.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:28 pm

Compiling a new hit list tonight.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:50 pm

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The CO wrote:Well that sucks. Whom can I write an angry email to in order to point out that sillyness? Post-burn, of course.



Domain name registration for burningman.com: here

The administrative and technical contact listed is Heather Gallagher. You can find her e-mail address through the link I just gave you. I hope that you aren't serious about sending her hate mail, though, because she really doesn't seem to deserve it. One can see moderators abusing the power to ban elsewhere online, so one can understand why she would exercise restraint when it came to passing out that power. Sure, one can think of mods one would probably like to see have that power (eg. AntiM), but if it is given to one mod and not another, this might very well make those who weren't favored resent those who were, giving the latter a whole new headache to deal with.

Running a site the size of the Burning Man homepage is a lot of work. Please do give some real thought to how much work Ms. Gallagher and her team members have done on the part of the community, and ask yourself if you would be showing much appreciation for her portion of that work, if you repaid her for it by giving her grief about a problem that is not of her making, because she made a hard choice that, as hard choices tend to be, was followed by some degree of inconvenience. No matter how some choices are made, something is going to go wrong.


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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:24 am

Actually, we had a mod with the power to ban, Dork, but he has moved on. Our manager is Andie Grace, not Heather. There's a loose technical/communications divide, and mods fall to the communications rather than the technical. That's a gap which needs to be bridged.
We're working on having a few mods who will have the access to block/ban. And no, one mod would not mind if another has greater access. Mods aren't chosen for their IT skills, they are chosen for their board interactions.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby The CO » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:01 am

Trilo, Anti, thank you for that useful information. I said quite a while back that I would be a big supporter of broader mod powers; frogfucker is a great example.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:31 am

We got him yesterday (thankfully), along with a few others.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby The CO » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:55 am

Ya know how I feel about that:

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(yeah, I know they misspelled "you're")
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:00 pm

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AntiM wrote:Our manager is Andie Grace, not Heather.


In that case, somebody needs to have the information that has been left with Godaddy corrected or updated, immediately. To have incorrect contact information on file is a violation of the terms of use, and grounds for cancelling the registration of a domain.

Godaddy seems to be very fond of doing that. I wouldn't dawdle.


AntiM wrote:And no, one mod would not mind if another has greater access.


I think that you have far too much faith in human nature.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:21 pm

I didn't say Heather doesn't have eplaya responsibilities, she is the technical lead. She doesn't oversee the moderators, which is what Andie does. HG would not necessarily be the one in charge of upgrading a moderator's access.

And I think you have too little faith in humanity, the moderators get on wonderfully well. Sort of a job requirement, being able to sort out our differences. Not one of us would see a difference of "power" as being "favored".
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:34 pm

With all the ticket madness, I keep forgetting it's troll season.
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:55 pm

trilobyte wrote:With all the ticket madness, I keep forgetting it's troll season.


And I keep forgetting that ePlayans consider any disagreement with the herd or those who lead the herd to be trolling. An interesting stance for those who attend a festival supposedly devoted to "radical self-expression" to be taking, isn't it? We can all non conform, as long as we all non conform together?
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:13 pm

Here and there wrote:
trilobyte wrote:With all the ticket madness, I keep forgetting it's troll season.


And I keep forgetting that ePlayans consider any disagreement with the herd or those who lead the herd to be trolling. An interesting stance for those who attend a festival supposedly devoted to "radical self-expression" to be taking, isn't it? We can all non conform, as long as we all non conform together?



Ah, H&T, you're so earnest you confuse people. And surely you know your communication style comes across as confrontational. It does, honestly. Makes interaction difficult, as most eplayans are being less serious, so ideas get lost in the crossfire. I've gotten used to your posting style, and try to switch gears when I read your posts. You aren't any easy personna to love online, but I don't think you're a troll, or your posts are invalid. Hastily drawn conclusions, perhaps. Just a square peg in a round hole here on the eplaya, you haven't found the right jousting partners. Just my opinion, feel free to ignore it. Or shred it if you like.

Are you sure I can't interest you in just a tiny sip of the Kool-aid? :wink:

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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby The CO » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:49 pm

Here and there wrote:In that case, somebody needs to have the information that has been left with Godaddy corrected or updated, immediately. To have incorrect contact information on file is a violation of the terms of use, and grounds for cancelling the registration of a domain.

Godaddy seems to be very fond of doing that. I wouldn't dawdle.


Oh heavens to betsy, what shall we do?

(burningman.com has been the Borgs domain longer than godaddy has existed as a business. godaddy does not decide who gets to be who online. Look up a thing called interNIC.)
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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:19 pm

The CO wrote:burningman.com has been the Borgs domain longer than godaddy has existed as a business. godaddy does not decide who gets to be who online. Look up a thing called interNIC.


Google this: Godaddy suspended domain

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Re: Spam Flagging

Postby Here and there » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:26 pm

AntiM wrote:this is me liking you. I hope you understand I'm smiling.


I would have, even without the smiley, though that was a nice touch. No, I wouldn't shred something that friendly, though I am a little confused by the thought of somebody being confused by directness and honesty.
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