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Is anyone moderating forum posts?


#1

Quite a few spam posts in recent days @jonobacon (unless you’re planning a kitchen refit) :wink:

Can we do something about this, please?


#2

I just pinged Jono about this so we should have this sorted shortly.


#3

We released an Akismet plugin to help since we were seeing a lot of spam every day. It’s open source under the MIT license. It may help here as well. :slight_smile:


#4

Nothing like putting together kitchen flat-packs to build community…


#5

It is not hard to flag spam posts and we can all do it. Takes just a moment and helps the whole community.


#6

Sorry about this folks. It is getting sorted now. :slight_smile:


#7

please upgrade your discourse! there is a great new feature in the latest discourse version that prevents the posts of TL0 (read: brand new) users from being sent out in digest emails. Problem solved!


#8

@jonobacon Can we do this upgrade and perhaps add the Akismet Spam Plugin for Discourse?


#9

Terribly for the spam, folks. I have emailed our sponsor (Discourse Hosting) to ask them if they can get akismet installed or something to get rid of this. I will let you know what they say. Thanks for your patience!


#10

Hi All,

DiscourseHosting said they don’t do anything different for our forum than any others, yet we seem to be getting more of this kitchen spam. I am looking to how we can blacklist them, even though I keep blacklisting individual spammers.

If anyone knows how to effectively do this in Discourse, guidance is welcome.

Thanks!


#11

Akismet can help with this, @jonobacon. They just rolled out their version on try.discourse.org and meta.discourse.org

https://meta.discourse.org/t/fight-spam-with-the-akismet-plugin/22570/43?u=lisajill

We never found a way to do this without the plugin; but we start everyone at TL1, TL0 users are more restricted so it may be worth making sure new users are at TL0. (TL = Trust Level).


#12

Yeah I think we just need Akismet installed and adjusting the TL


#13

It is now installed and the spam has since gone. :slight_smile:


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