DN: Too much spam on top stories

almost 4 years ago from Robert Anitei, UI/UX Designer @ robertanitei.com

  • Joe BlauJoe Blau, almost 4 years ago

    it could take a while to gather 50 up votes for comments

    This is exactly the point. After 50 up votes on comments, you've contributed enough commentary to the community where you can start contributing actual links. The issue with these spammers is that they are creating brand new accounts, posting 10 links and then getting 10 spam accounts to up vote the links. The goal is to create a barrier that is high enough to deter this type of spam while still enabling people to participate in the community.

    Also maybe an idea to highlighting new users and give a lesser weighting to their submitted content?

    There is already a weighting system built into DN with up votes; I'm not sure how adding a second system to highlight new users helps stop spam accounts?

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