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[Suggestion] Spam cleaner: also remove quoted spam

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Walter, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    The spam cleaner is wonderful, here a small suggestion to even improve it further:

    Often users quote messages of spammer:

    spammer: "buy watch x",
    normal user replies with "don't spam our forum!"

    It would be nice if I not only could remove the posts of the spammer but also the posts of other users who quoted his posts...
     
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  2. Caliburn

    Caliburn Well-Known Member

    I concur with Walter on this, so I support the idea. +1
     
    Adam Howard likes this.
  3. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Good idea.
     
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  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The only problem I would see is if the member says something OTHER then quoting the member; they'd be losing the post the typed as well as a single comment.

    I noticed it a lot, my users would comment about the spammer, but keep commenting on the thread at hand as well. 
     
  5. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    interesting idea, but it's practicable?
     
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  6. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    I always told the users: don't comment on spam threads or spam posts. If you choose to do, your post will be removed too. Your problem.
    Sounds unfriendly, but it always worked.
     
  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    That is -usually- my stance on it, but the site that had the most problems with spam was a support site, and I was unwilling to remove the posts that were a valid bug report, or a feature suggestion.

     
     
  8. MrBlubke

    MrBlubke Member

    I think it should be entirely possible to replace the <Quote></Quote> with post-number the same as the spam-post with something like <Quote>Deleted Spam Post</Quote>
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Would be even better, yes!
     
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Make it phrased so someone can include a link to the Monty Python spam skit :).
     
  11. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    (A small reminder: don't forget, if you want this feature you have to like the first post in the thread, see Mikes post)
     
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I think the spam threads should be deleted, completely.
     
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Often the spammers post in already existing threads.
     
  14. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Make the system smarter. If the post is not first post, delete the post only. If the post is the first post, delete the thread :)
     
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This is about removing/changing the quote of spam threads, without deleting the users post.
     
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I have misunderstood what OP was talking about. Anyway. I support the idea, if it can be done, although, the quote is contained in the post data, stored in the post table.
     

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