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[–] scandalous-goat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Wait, you are not interested in a live stream of Muscle XTX in Binh Duong, in memory of Michael Jordan?

In all seriousness, it was insane tonight.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thats normal at this time, it's worktime in Asia, but night in America. Technical measures won't work, the spammers will find a workaround soon.

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[–] Alias_Unknown [S] 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

I'm on a lot of the time around now and I've never seen it this swamped with spam. I've noticed a serious surge in the last few days. But this is nearly an all out attack. If there's one thing that's seriously detrimental to Voat it's being completely choked with spam.

I'm afraid to even say it. But maybe taking a leaf out of reddits book and incorporating shadow bans is the route. If the spammers don't know they're banned then they may not bother making a billion accounts to continue their antics. Or it Will affect nothing and they'll continue.

Of course, like reddit, this leaves the door opened to be abused. But I have no reason yet to not trust Atko with that power.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I've noticed a serious surge in the last few days. But this is nearly an all out attack. If there's one thing that's seriously detrimental to Voat it's being completely choked with spam.

It's more spam every day as Voat grows. but I don't see it growing more in the last days.

But maybe taking a leaf out of reddits book and incorporating shadow bans is the route.

That won't work, most spammers use new accounts. Some even create new subs for every post, just look at all the subs ending in "loans".

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[–] Alias_Unknown [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I've seen it bad before, but never to this level.

Anyone else down to convince this guy to kill himself?

Just make sure to hit his first post of a new account. By the third one he'll abandon it. But maybe, just maybe we can drive this fucker off. At the least, we can be terrible to someone who deserves it for once.

Or maybe I'm just drink....

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[–] plankO 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What were you drinking at the bar? I've been thinking of possible solutions...but what's the difference between free speech and spam?

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[–] Alias_Unknown [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I was unfortunately drinking a bunch of PBR's. They were cheap and somewhat did the job. Now I'm sipping on an alpha centauri.

Spam is irrelevant and unrelated content. With this current batch it's downright misleading click bait titles. Which is meant to trick people and drive traffic to God knows where, possibly even exposing users to malicious stuff.

Spam can also be the same post posted multiple times across many subs (like Amalek). Which starts as free speech and devolves into someone screaming into a microphone at all of Voat. It can be just downright disruptive.

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[–] plankO 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

I think the simplest solution would be to give someone a hammer they could swing across multiple subs including the ability to ban subs from v/all

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[–] fagnig 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

seriously needs to be done about these link shortner click bait guys and the xyz live streamers.

I reckon its the work of this guy: https://voat.co/v/AskVoat/comments/1148805 I reported him to /v/reportspammers and at the time i saw he had spam on reddit for a freeonlinemovies type site, in combination with the video i just linked which is basically voat is awesome guise, get free "valid views" on your youtube videos, and inviting more spammers to voat. This is the result, like an infestation, atko isnt watching the spam subverse. Fuck it dont downvote them, let it get bad and then people will complain and atko will do something.

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[–] Alias_Unknown [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It could be the same dude. The broken English is pretty similar at least.

I've noticed quite a few users voicing their dissatisfaction about the current flood of spam. So hopefully it will drive Atko to take action.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

broken English

Watch the video? Its inviting other people who make money online to voat. So the language will be the same/similar, but a bunch of different people. Most likely. One guy unopposed, is now half a dozen. If another round of success is seen by others, it could be dozens. All using voat to get their youtube accounts up to the numeber of views which allow monetization so they can freeboot for cash.

They breed.

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[–] primar 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and have a minimum amount of comment scp in order to post threads

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[–] sumguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wouldn't work because they just create multiple accounts and upvoat themselves to the minimum.

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[–] Norm85 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Too easy to automate with a group of bots upvoating each others comments so they can then post submissions.

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[–] Alias_Unknown [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hmmm... That's an option. But I'm really hesitant about that one. That could drive a lot of new users away.

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[–] primar 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And cut down on content.