Reporting lots of spam is a chore due to 30 second limit

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  1. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi guys,

    I'm sure this is a stupid grumble because it's just as much of a pain for you guys to remove it, but the 30 second mandatory limit between reports is painful when reporting spam. I know you just need to report one bit of spam from one user to delete the whole account, but when it's multiple people, it takes ages.

    See the below for an example. All 6 are spam, all 6 are different users. It would take a guaranteed 3 minutes just to report this, counting down between each report. Is there any way you can implement a "report spam" button for users' first post only, or with a join date of "today"? It would make a heck of a lot of difference because almost all spam will be from new users.

    Also with no way to discern who's reported something for spam already, the report might be redundant. Not sure if anybody here would agree or has any other thoughts for how this could be improved?

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  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well done on reporting spam in such quantities.

    I take the view that this is akin to fly swatting; on a grumpy morning, few things are more satisfying than reporting spam.

    However, I take your point. When a veritable tsunami of spam, strikes, it can present something of a challenge to keep up, especially if one has to wait between posts before reporting the next one.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    We must lead very, very different lives. (;
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I've run into this before also and agree it is frustrating.

    Let me bring it to the admins attention.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It does seem ironic that there’s a time limit for the reporting of the spam but not for the posting of it? @C DM ?
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Probably.

    I read books, sip coffee, listen to music, and travel, sometimes to strange dysfunctional countries for work, and old cultures and countries for pleasure..
     
  7. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3

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    There is a limit on how many posts you can do one after the other, which is also 30 seconds.

    Though I agree you wouldn't think it in some circumstances. ;)
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I stand corrected. Going for more coffee now.

    Agreed, it would not seem so....
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Yeah, not sure if it would have helped in this circumstance, with multiple users involved it seems, but some additional more robust flood protection when it comes to new threads would definitely be useful.

    Looks like some newer ideas are being discussed at https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/i-have-an-idea-that-may-cut-down-on-spam.2164609/
     

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