Seems to be a lot of spam in the forums.

ray1876

Active member
#1
It would be good if there was a way to flag obvious spam in the forum. Maybe trusted forum moderators? Seems to be a lot lately. Perhaps only verified users or uploaders should be able to post.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#8
Unfortunately it seems to be still going on. Maybe there should be an approval of some kind for new users to be allowed to post?
We don't want to stifle new users from posting, that's why we don't approve each person individually.

For the spammers we normally review the queue and their posts are automatically flagged pending approval when they meet certain conditions, or post the same message too many times, but this allows spammers that post only one or two messages to get through. We still delete those but the messages stay up for a few hours.

Right now there's between 1000-2000 spam messages that get deleted weekly before they reach the forum. What gets through is a very small fraction.
 

sloggervlogger

Well-known member
#9
@Mario how come when I'll try to delete spam comments on my videos, it tells me I lack sufficent ( by the way not my spelling mistake, I just copied and pasted the message) privileges to delete the comment? Comments are from Linda997. I used to be able to delete these before.
 

Mario

Creator Support Team
Staff member
#10
@Mario how come when I'll try to delete spam comments on my videos, it tells me I lack sufficent ( by the way not my spelling mistake, I just copied and pasted the message) privileges to delete the comment? Comments are from Linda997. I used to be able to delete these before.
You most likely got that message because the user had already been banned and the messages were queued up for deletion. We'll take a look at that typo.