Katia (loth_lorien) wrote in suggestions,
Katia
loth_lorien
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A simple measure to prevent SPAM

Title
A simple measure to prevent SPAM

Short, concise description of the idea
Disallow links in comments that are not from friends.

Full description of the idea
Clickable links can only appear in comments from people on the friends list.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Being hit by spam is always upsetting particularly when it's a porno ad disguised as a friendly comment on an intimate baby post that would normally attract only close friends' attention. It ruins the experience of using the site.
  • Limiting non-friends posts in power will close the breeding grounds for spam.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Simply removing the add link button may not be enough. If you are not scanning the texts of posts now, it will add quite a bit of work.
  • Spammers will look for ways to cheat the site anyway. It's a war but a sacred one.
Tags: comment creation, comments, friends, html cleaner, security, spam, § no status
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