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August 06, 2019, 11:19:40 PM
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I don't think the count of posts that are deleted matters when it comes to banning someone, context does. There could be many reasons for posts to be deleted, and people don't really get permabanned for spamming as they do plagiarism/doxing et al. Temp bans are the usual ones that users get for spamming, so for all you know many of the spammers who get their posts deleted frequently in a short span of time would have probably been temp-banned.
Temp bans, then. Even a rough range would be good.

I know that insubstantial posts result in exponential ban times (7, 14, 28 and then I believe a perm) but even for this user I don't think they've even been temporarily banned. If the leniency has been increased, then sure. But after 100+ reports don't you think some action should be taken?

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August 07, 2019, 07:35:03 AM
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But after 100+ reports don't you think some action should be taken?
I completely agree, and have talked about this before. Half of the spam posts are machine generated or text spun plagiarism. They can generate new posts in less time than it takes to report them. Reporting starts to feel like banging your head against a wall, when for every post you get deleted the spammer makes 3 more, and we don't actually take any action against the account. It's just a never ending game of whack-a-mole, when we should just be unplugging the machine at the wall.

Seeing the same name pop up on your report statistics again and again is frustrating, to say the least. I'm starting to think that having a set number of posts deleted within 30 days should prompt a manual mod review of your account for consideration of an escalating ban.

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August 07, 2019, 04:13:36 PM
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Recent months, there are some spam attacks, and they use woke-up newbie to spam the forum. They use one account to make first post, then move to second account to make second one, and so on. Then, when time-gaps between posts pass on, they come back with first account, make the second post from first account, and repeatedly do this to spam the forum.
New Yobit spam is coming to town, beware
Massive spam bot attack underway
Those latest spam attacks mostly relates to someone who run services on Yobit, and mostly come from Newbies woke up in April or May this year. I will find a warning thread on this and share link here later.
Here: Brace yourselves,massive number of brand new & newbie accounts waking up lately.
1. Seven days later, the number of average users per day in the last month is almost twice the value that was quoted:
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833 users/day in the last month, 417 users/day in the last year.

2. 22,951 Accounts have now woken up in the last one month, Also almost double the number of accounts i reported had woken up 7 days ago (12,369)
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August 07, 2019, 08:55:02 PM
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I don't think the count of posts that are deleted matters when it comes to banning someone, context does. There could be many reasons for posts to be deleted, and people don't really get permabanned for spamming as they do plagiarism/doxing et al. Temp bans are the usual ones that users get for spamming, so for all you know many of the spammers who get their posts deleted frequently in a short span of time would have probably been temp-banned.
Temp bans, then. Even a rough range would be good.

I know that insubstantial posts result in exponential ban times (7, 14, 28 and then I believe a perm) but even for this user I don't think they've even been temporarily banned. If the leniency has been increased, then sure. But after 100+ reports don't you think some action should be taken?
Oh for sure, I agree about that. I mean, Hilarious himself has expressed in the past and has even a pinned thread in the services board addressing the very same issue.

I guess, you could message the moderators of the board where the aforementioned spammer shitposts asking why wasn't any bans issued to him or if he was actually temp-banned before? Aren't there also 1-day bans too??

I think it'd be helpful if patrollers are allowed to issue temp bans? I am not aware if they are allowed to that, as far as I can possibly recall. And there needs to be a little boost to the moderation team here, streamers on twitch have more mods than what bitcointalk does.  Undecided

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August 09, 2019, 12:22:51 PM
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I think it'd be helpful if patrollers are allowed to issue temp bans? I am not aware if they are allowed to that, as far as I can possibly recall. And there needs to be a little boost to the moderation team here, streamers on twitch have more mods than what bitcointalk does.  Undecided
Moderators cannot issue temporary bans only admins, and global moderators have the ability to do that. Moderators don't even have the ability to issue a permanent ban other than the nuke option. Twitch streamers also have an agenda when "hiring" moderators in that they are either rewarding long term viewers, appointing friends, or giving an incentive for users to stick around, and watch them. I do agree that there's a few sections which require additional moderators, but I'm not sure whether there's enough reporting data in those sections in the right time zones etc.

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