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How To Prevent Spammer To "Attack" PP?

I am a bit confusing now. I like to see persona paper to grow. I wish to see the traffic to this site to increase so that owner can have more income and increase our earning. But at the same time, i worry spammers will destroy the site.

Although i already stop posting in bubblews but i will still visit the site. When i see some interesting topic, i will still click and read the content. (Don't worry, i am not discussing about bubblews in this post)

The thing is i feel uncomfortable to read all the comment below the article. All the comments are spam, copy and paste comment.

Spammers will just key in few word follow by dot.

"I like your post.................", "thanks for sharing, remember to read mine.........", "nice post...........".

I feel annoyed although it's not my post.

This make me feel that PP is far beautiful compare to bubblews. Not bubblews fault but just the spammers issue is already out of their control.

What make me worry now is i wish to see PP grow but just concern that what will happen when PP grow to certain level.

Is there anyway to control and prevent spammers to destroy the site?

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nbaquero wrote on August 1, 2014, 4:50 AM

cm_ang83 The one reason you do not see spam here at Persona Paper is because measure have been implemented by elitecodex and maelou to prevent spammers to even join the site. They have done a great job to keep the site clean, and I am sure this will be a key differentiator later on. In the meantime enjoy this clean and growing community.

bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:56 AM

There has been a screening prior to accepting membership which is a good thing and that will help to reduce spammers.

cm_ang83 wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:11 AM

I see. That is a great step for PP to prevent spammers. But what happen when the site traffic become heavy? They still manage to screen through?

cm_ang83 wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:12 AM

Really appreciate for them to screen through before accept the membership. My concern is when the traffic is increase, i am not sure whether they still manage to to screen through?

bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:23 AM

When that happens the community can report, once the report button is installed. We need to rally around.

bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:33 AM

Some sites have moderators. Here too once this site is fully established I am sure they too will have them.

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 10:26 AM

Spammers are not a huge issue. Manual user account approval will kill 90 percent of it. If it should become a problem admin will appoint a frequent user as an invisible moderator to remove bad articles and users.

MaeLou wrote on August 1, 2014, 1:15 PM

We are already controlling the spam. Spammers are deleted right off the bat. There is no 5 times rule. You get warned for it once, if it happens again, you disappear.

nbaquero wrote on August 1, 2014, 2:31 PM

cm_ang83 They are preventing spam from the beginning, even if the site get a surge in the number of members, the process is the same, they might need more resources, but the important thing is Persona Paper has already implemented methods to keep spammers at bay.

cruisincrazy wrote on August 6, 2014, 2:00 PM

You go gal. That's the way to do it. :)

GreatMartin wrote on August 6, 2014, 3:13 PM

Spammers are every where and no matter what the owners of a site do some will sneak in--it is up to us when we see anything 'fishy' (Do they use that word in Malaysa? LOL) to report it.

vserrao1 wrote on August 7, 2014, 12:42 AM

I don't think spam will be a problem in Persona Paper. I have not seen any spam yet

poddys wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:14 AM

I think that a mixture of automatic filtering, manual checking and also buttons that allow us all to report spam (posts/comments/accounts) will help PP to compat this. It's up to us all on PP to help maintain high content quality and to combat spam by reporting anything that could drag the site down. I think that's the best approach.