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Things that can have links like the personal website or profile description when edited could come to the attention of the admin.

At the moment, I do a regular manual check myself of the profile descriptions to see and ban people posting spam in there.

Banning a user could also delete all of their posts. But that is less of an issue right now.

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I just went through an exercise of removing the spam from the profile sections. Sneaky spammers putting links to really unrelated websites. Here is the query that i used

update auth_user set about = '' where reputation = 1 and about != '';

idea What if we disallow users to edit the "about" and "website" sections of their profile unless they have greater than 1 (or configurable) reputation.

Things that can have links like the personal website or profile description when edited could come to the attention of the admin.

At the moment, I do a regular manual check myself of the profile descriptions to see and ban people posting spam in there.

Banning a user could also delete all of their posts. But that is less of an issue right now.

(edit)

I just went through an exercise of removing the spam from the profile sections. Sneaky spammers putting links to really unrelated websites. Here is the query that i used

update auth_user set about = '' where reputation = 1 and about != '';

idea What if we disallow users to edit the "about" and "website" sections of their profile unless they have greater than 1 (or configurable) reputation.

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other ideas, not really worth reading

Things that can have links like the personal website or profile description when edited could come to the attention of the admin.

At the moment, I do a regular manual check myself of the profile descriptions to see and ban people posting spam in there.

Banning a user could also delete all of their posts. But that is less of an issue right now.

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I just went through an exercise of removing the spam from the profile sections. Sneaky spammers putting links to really unrelated websites. Here is the query that i used

update auth_user set about = '' where reputation = 1 and about != '';

idea What if we disallow users to edit the "about" and "website" sections of their profile unless they have greater than 1 (or configurable) reputation.

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other ideas, not really worth readingSome alternative/supplementary ideas:

  • Things that can have links like the personal website or profile description when edited could come to the attention of the admin.

  • At the moment, I do a regular manual check myself of the profile descriptions to see and ban people posting spam in there.

  • Banning a user could also delete all of their posts. But that is less of an issue right now.