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Spam Diaries Discussion

Hi all,

     Thanks for all your input on the previous diary entry. Many of you have indicated that you'd be more than willing to help moderate the spam diaries. Some of you have suggested making it only delete if multiple people mark it as spam so as to avoid possible mistakes. I think that's a good idea, but is a little more tricky to implement than the method I was thinking of, which would be one person simply to delete. However, my plan was exactly as MissTick had mentioned in the last comment (at time of writing :)) which was that diary wouldn't actually be deleted but would be hidden. This is how I presently do it anyway when I do it myself so most of the coding for that side of it is done. The deleted diary user would NOT be able to login however, so they couldn't restore the use of their diary, I would need to do that if it became clear it had been deleted by accident/malice.

Maliciously deleting someone's diary is unlikely since I would personally vet every person who has the ability. If you've been on the site a while and want to participate I'll probably let you, but each deleted diary would be logged with the username of the person who deleted it and any malicious deletions would ultimately end in the revocation of the deleting rights. Accidental deletion could be possible so I'll try to build in an 'Are you Sure?' screen.

Thanks for the feedback folks, I'll get to work on something as soon as I can – 6 week old twins permitting 😉

Ta,
Steve

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7 Comments

  1. [PRIVATE COMMENT]
    I’d be glad to help with the monitoring/deleting, Steve. You already had plenty of volunteers before I read the previous entry, so I was hesitant to speak up. I imagine you’ll want to keep this to a small core group of regulars, so include me if you need me, and don’t worry if you already have enough people.

  2. I think the "are you sure" box is a fabulous idea! I have carpal tunnel syndrome and sometimes my trigger finger clicks when it shouldn’t! Thank you!

    Calichef/404error

  3. There is a new diary in the TOP 10 as of today, the name is Ettent, its a huge spam diary I couldnt even load it all it has so many links and its HUGE

  4. [PRIVATE COMMENT]
    There are 5 SPAM diaries in the newly added list today, just this am, one is in the top 10… JamesDearth, MalcolmFloyd, JeromeClay, Sambaker, fujerseys

  5. Sooo, how is it that I can get these updates on your posts? I can’t see where I can friend you 🙂 Im afraid to like you on FB – it would be a bummer if my local friends read my diary

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