[–] [deleted] 2 points 30 points (+32|-2) ago 

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Whoops, probably should have used "reading comprehension" before rushing to sign up.

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[–] thatguyiam 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

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BY USING OUR BRAND NEW 'SUPER CUCK VITALITY' !!!

;)

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[–] Cynabuns 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

Spam Killing Ninjas -ACTIVATE !

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[–] OhBlindOne 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ninjas (plural)

We all know you're a one man army.

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

:D thank you!

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[–] NeedleStack 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How often are spammers banned from reports in /v/ReportSpammers? I've seen spammers I reported 5 - 6 months ago still having a ball on voat. Will there be a process set up where spammers are banned sooner?

Edit: Evrocot has been reported 3 times (this post from 5 months ago) in /v/ReportSpammers and is still here.

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[–] pembo210 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It looks like he's running a batch of domains every week for a little while now.

edit: readable screenshot - https://i.sli.mg/mOxe9R.png

No activity on banning users yet.

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

Isn't it easier to delete the spam from a known spammer than banning a spammer only to have them create a new alt that you likely won't recognize? I know little to definitely not enough about system sub moderation in regards to spam.

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

Definitely, and we call this domain or hostsite banning; if we can kill the domain then no amount of username changes will make one whit of difference. There have probably been close to 300 domain bans added in the last six weeks alone, but still more work to do yet to get caught up.

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[–] AOU 6 points -1 points (+5|-6) ago 

Two mods at /v/videos have recently resigned over spammers I called out.

The remaining mod (THC) is ignoring my reports and made it clear he'll not ban him.

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[–] NeedleStack 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

That's why we need more mods in system subs. Spam is spam. If mods can't do their one janitorial function, they need to be dismissed. I was hoping Putt or a bot would deal with spammers automatically via /v/ReportSpammers. It's enough of that youtube spammer already.

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[–] Disappointed 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

As far as I'm aware the mods at v/videos said they'll have a scheduled sticky in a month where people will be able to discuss the evrocot issue(and anything else. @THC is this still the case?

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[–] Fambida 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Janitors will make an effort to report spammed domains, subverses, and users to /v/ReportSpammers

This is the part that makes me less willing to be a janitor. This is something that should be automated. I've got no problem reporting spammers (I have several posts/comments in that sub, and even got Erol's website christlike,x10host,com shut down for spamming us), but with the degree of spam we get, and with spammers using new accounts and domains all the time, having to manually post it is not at all efficient.

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[–] Cynabuns 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

I would love to see this as an automated feature too; in the meantime, I created some quicky click button short-cuts for making posts to report spammers, https://voat.co/v/ReportSpammers/1404656

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

That IS better than nothing

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

Turning these into bookmarklets would make this faster.

Domain: javascript:location.href='https://voat.co/v/ReportSpammers/submit?linkpost=true&title=Domain:ENTER_DOMAIN_NAME_HERE(Enter_Spam_Type_Here)&url=https://voat.co/domainsENTER_DOMAIN_HERE.COM_ORG_ETC';

Subverse: javascript:location.href='https://voat.co/v/ReportSpammers/submit?linkpost=true&title=Sub:ENTER_SUBVERSE_NAME_HERE(Enter_Spam_Type_Here)&url=https//voat.co/ENTER_SUBVERSE_NAME_HERE';

User: javascript:location.href='https://voat.co/v/ReportSpammers/submit?linkpost=true&title=User:ENTER_USERNAME_HERE(Enter_Spam_Type_Here)&url=https//voat.co/ENTER_USERNAME_HERE';

Alternatively, you can use this: javascript:location.href='https://voat.co/v/ReportSpammers/submit?linkpost=true&url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href);

It will auto fill the info (partially, anyway) if you are on a spammers profile page.

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

What about an automated system wherein, if x% of the active janitors of system subs all report a domain/user, it automatically gets placed before the (nonjanitorial) moderators of the three system subs with the most links from that domain, or posts from that user, to determine if the domain/account is at all being used in a constructive manner. If no mod from any of those vetos it, the user is banned or the domain added to the global banlist. These system sub mod decisions are publicly logged, as are janitorial decisions.

You might be looking at that, and wondering why I made that system so complicated. If we have an automated system where site users can add domains to the GLOBAL banlist, a small group of accounts (the janitors) therefore have a LOT of power. If we state that we can generally trust the janitors as an institution, with the knowledge that anyone abusing their responsibility as janitor will be removed, that's good, we can let them collectively decide a domain or user's fate; but we need a balance, a sanity check, if you will. System subs are carefully monitored by the Voat userbase, and a good number have top notch moderators (by no means all, for instance, TIL is abandoned) like ChillyHellion. This separation of power will ensure that, even if the janitors are overrun, prominent users will get a chance to put their word in.

If spammers and scammers manage to break that, then the entire site needs to be restructured.

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

That goes way beyond what I think is needed for now. Also, most spam domains/users focus on a specific subverse. They don't go spamming willy-nilly across the whole site. (they tend to get in 3 posts or so before the downvote restrictions get 'em)

All that needs automating at the moment IMO, is posting to reportspammers. (or some other method of automatic data collection, logging, and for puttitout's convenience, sorting by domain/account/time of day/whatever else he wants.)

EDIT: All a janitor SHOULD have to do is look at reports of spam, or look at spam he sees on his own in the wild, and decide whether to hit the delete button. Optionally add a reason why it's spam. Everything else as far as logging, reporting, posting to reportspammers, etc. should occur automagically. This is functionality that could possibly be added to AVE instead of the core site if need be.

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

remember this, @puttitout @first_post_king has been doign a good job? that user deleted account. sane goat's still here.

you are leaving a valuable resource untapped.

why?

because a vocal minority is butt hurt by this internet stranger's speech?

this isn't reddit, putt.

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[–] Stavon 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

That about all the subs specifically created for spam? Like all those containing the word "loans".

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[–] PuttItOut [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Yes. Spammers have been able to get around a lot of our barriers and we can't do much without very expensive (resource wise) code, so this is the next best option.

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

Drafting humans for computational labor?

You monsters! You're worse than the Matrix machines :P

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[–] Cynabuns 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

There's a metric ton of these that have already been reported already for clean-up.

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[–] pembo210 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So does a Janitor spot still count towards the 10 sub limit, since we need so many now?

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

From my reading, yes it does.

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[–] Typo 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Wow this is really well thought out. Thanks not halfing it. I like that you outlined clear cut rules for janitors.

When a janitor gets added, can you make sure that you let then know about the site spam policy found on faq page (basically is about not submitting only one site)? I think uniformity is important that way janitors can be moved around subs with ease.

Not sure if this is okay or not but I highly recommend @nadrewod as a janitor. He helped out with the mh101 infestation and has continued to help when asked.

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[–] 6840480 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Where do you want me to be a Voat janitor? Most of the really bad subverses for spam seem to already have janitors in place.

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

v/technology is lacking badly. Maybe have a look at v/science and v/books.

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

Doesn't matter to me. I just wanted to make sure you were considered if needed.

I'd like to have you in /v/news since I know you so well and you have basically been doing the spam thing for over a year but i would have to talk to the others first.

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