Ron Newman (ron_newman) wrote in suggestions,
Ron Newman

Community maintainers should be able to disallow Cyrillic posts

Community maintainers should be able to disallow Cyrillic posts

Short, concise description of the idea
The maintainers of a community should be given a checkbox option that would prohibit Cyrillic-alphabet posts in the community. This would go a long way toward ending the spam problem in English-language LJ communities

Full description of the idea
The vast majority of spam posts in communities that I read are posted in Cyrillic characters. Giving community maintainers the ability to automatically prevent such posts would take a large burden off the community's maintainers and readers (and the LJ abuse-prevention team).

An ordered list of benefits
  • Fewer spam posts in communities, and thus on friends-list pages
  • Less work for community maintainers
  • Less work for the LJ Abuse team
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • It will not prevent spam in LJ communities that have both Roman-alphabet and Cyrillic-alphabet posters (who are not spammers). But I don't think LJ has many such communities.
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