asked 2011-08-24 02:31:07 -0500Rupreck
Our subscribers to our askbot powered site (and askbot.org) were hit this morning by a Chennai based spammer who was referred from: http://askbot.org/en/question/28/list-of-askbot-sites.
Our subscribers thus received a message containing this spam and their spam filters will have marked points against us as a spammer.
Please can an optional method of preventing first time users from posting questions until their account has been approved be added?
(Better) Please can a feature be added to block the automatic forwarding of a message to non admin subscribers (ie. not 'Staff Status') until the new subscriber has reached a certain number of points. That would allow Staff to work with the site to self manage spam. ie. Spam and the user could be deleted quickly by Staff without other users noticing.
Now Akismet module can be enabled, which requires the service key.
@Rupreck, re: karma limit to instant email distribution works approximately this way:
if askbot_settings.MIN_REP_TO_TRIGGER_EMAIL: if not (updated_by.is_administrator() or updated_by.is_moderator()): if updated_by.reputation < askbot_settings.MIN_REP_TO_TRIGGER_EMAIL: #... send the message
Please suggest what else we might do.
answered 2012-04-17 09:08:47 -0500stevemulligan434
Really I don't know what else you can do to mitigate spam.
1) Please can an optional method of preventing first time users from posting questions until their account has been approved be added?
This suggestion by the OP would have solved my problem. Very surprised this wasn't done before Akismet.
Even something like "require x Karma before asking questions" would work perfectly.
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Asked: 2011-08-24 02:31:07 -0500
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