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[–] PuttItOut [S] 0 points 83 points (+83|-0) ago 

We should discuss this option in detail.

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[–] KosherHiveKicker 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

Put in place a Spam button. Once an account has X number of Spam button reports, acct restrictions go into effect

Such an option could easily be exploited by people known to have multiple alt / burner accounts, which could be used to easily hit "the X number of Spam button reports"

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[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Perhaps it can be altered to tag the spam report with the name of the reporter as well.

As in User X reports User Y for spam. Repeat abuse by multiple alt/burner accounts would show up here.

Also, just clicking a button - like the downvoat, is supper easy, perhaps a spam form that requires some interaction, like the mods have when they ban somebody, so at least if you report for spam, you probably really mean it because you have to make a partial effort. Not something of major inconvenience - but I have noticed some of the ban messages are quite creative and entertaining in their own right.

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

A "this is not spam" button could mitigate this.

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

We could institute a time limit, that adjusted, to determine how often an account could use the spam button.

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

How about adding a bot challenge?

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[–] MagicalCentaurBeans 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

i suspect the cracks will show when whomever is tasked with investigating is swamped with "i didn't do it" refutes.

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

How about a new option under user info that shows how many of that person's post have been flagged for spam and how many post have been removed, deleted, etc. with links to said posts?

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

Maybe have a "council" that reviews the post/comment being refuted. That way it's not just one person.

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[–] brandon816 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Keep in mind that this really needs to be done only once per person, very likely that the user always was or never was abusive. Hardly anybody just decides one day to change their ways.

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

Its a totally spur of the moment idea. There are certainly things I havent considered and problems Ive overlooked.

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

Have a site wide ‘potential spammer’ flair for people who have been reported for spam more than x times. Upon evaluation you could remove this flair if the user is victim of report button abuse.