Riot Kenny (makeshiftriot) wrote in suggestions,
Riot Kenny
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Botters

Title
Botters

Short, concise description of the idea
Limit the number of links that can be posted in a single entry or make any post that exceeds a certain number of links go in to a forced moderation queue.

Full description of the idea
This morning I clicked on the random journal link to look at the newest posts. Almost every on of them on a page consisted of a paragraph of nonsense and an extremely long list of scam/porn links. Since most people normally use few links in normal posting setting a limit on the amount of urls that can be in a single entry or comment will cut down or eliminate botters. This could be something that is put in place on free accounts giving the community the the option of upgrading to remove the limits; botters and spamers are only looking for free advertising. Alternatively, all posts that are made that contain over x amount of links could be placed in a forced moderation queue to be approved or handled accordingly before appearing to the community.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Cleaner community
  • Less spam
  • Less botting
  • ease of finding something that is actually worth reading
  • happier community
  • less work for the moderators (first opinion)
  • potential increase in upgraded accounts
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • users will not be able to post references in some cases
  • Increased need for site moderators
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