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Ask DN Why is so much spam hitting the front page?

over 3 years ago from , Web Designer at Evolution Internet

Just a genuine question really, Lots of posts that are just pure spam or very thin content is hitting the front of the site. Is it getting up voted by bots? And are there any feasible ways of stopping it?

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  • Jody HeavenerJody Heavener, over 3 years ago

    Hey Kevin! I agree that spam on DN gets a little rough at times. It likely started when DN opened up registration to any old Joe, and is fed by a lack of spam detection and content flagging tools. We're working on it, though; I promise! In the meantime, if you catch anything spammy I'd love it if you could send me an email and I'll take care of it: jody@designernews.co

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  • Dan DiGangiDan DiGangi, over 3 years ago

    What front page are you referring to? I keep up with DN with the Panda Chrome extension. I've been happy with the results that are being curated.

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