Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:56 pm

Use the report button for this, its the icon you can find on any post with the "!". Generally this might be used for spam or other things but you can use it for any problem. While a PM to a moderator is fine the report button will alert any moderator to any problems. You can even report your own posts if for example you made a double post. Other things you might want to use it for is reporting dead or changed links in old posts, many times people post links and the resource may no longer be available they were linking to and it could even link to inappropriate content which of course wasn't the authors intention. Whatever the case may be we want to remove anything of this nature so you can help by reporting them if you come across anything like this.

Thanks for your help.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:01 pm

While on the topic you can also help us eliminate spam, if you find any posts with these types of things let us know so we can look into it. This doesn't necessarily mean they are spammer but it's good indication.

  • Low post count.
  • Links in signatures.
  • Links in the post.
  • Post seems like nonsense, short with no contribution. "Yes, I agree"

The low post count is usually first indicator followed by one or more of the others.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:03 am

Just an idea on my part, I've never operated a forum. Perhaps you could implement a user friendly way to authorize new members to post, either by you or a moderator somewhere in the registration process. I've seen that you have reservations about doing something like this because it might be a deal breaker for new members but I've never seen so much spamming on here before recently.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:14 am

Lightning wrote:Just an idea on my part, I've never operated a forum. Perhaps you could implement a user friendly way to authorize new members to post, either by you or a moderator somewhere in the registration process. I've seen that you have reservations about doing something like this because it might be a deal breaker for new members but I've never seen so much spamming on here before recently.


Thats a Ditto, although I dont mind the above posting too much. :eek2: toothy
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:19 am

Yeah right on lol.

Just to add to my idea above, maybe you could make it so you or a moderator has to review a new members first post before it goes public.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:47 am

I owned several websites and to be completely honest spam is one of the hardest to weed out. There is several ways to help fight the battle by mods and plugins, I'm sure Richard has added them to admin control panel. Problem I found with holding a member's first post was chasing off good members too. Agree that spam has been a pain in the Butt here :x but spam will always be a problem for web owners.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Help Keep the Forum Clean and Tidy

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:23 am

Amazing! I could understand that post without even understanding the language. A picture really is worth a thousand words.
franco b
 
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