sear wrote:I like this idea. Posts wouldn't necessarily be deleted, but removed from view for just you. It could also tag the post for moderation so it shows up in the queue.
I do try to check for spam and delete it where I see it. Sometimes it gets bad, I agree, but the main problem with the board isn't really the 3-5 posts a day we get from spammers, it's the lack of activity overall.
It's rather a LOT more and 3-5 posts a day.
Some parts of the forum have *pages* of spam within just a few hours. I've seen this happen on the "Tech Support" forum alone.
I was actually thinking of it removed from everyone's
view "placed" in temporary limbo for oversight by a mod. (and their ability to restore it).
If it wasn't done that way I don't think I'd bother with doing it.
(..it would otherwise seem like a pointless waste of time.)
Again though, with stipulation that the ability is for spam-only and removing that ability if it's ever used inappropriately.
Hmm, we can constrain this a bit further..
1. Thread starter posts.
2. Time-limit from post creation and Time "slot". Perhaps up to 1 hour from thread creation during higher member "occupancy" (those regulars who have the ability), and more time during lower member "occupancy".
I'd also like an *expansion* on the ability as well - once the post has been "removed", a suspended duration for that poster. (..perhaps with an internet "tag" based on their IP address AND time of post removal - say 15 minute "window"), that disallows them to create another member account.
Of course the forum probably doesn't have any of these features..