[OSM-talk] Spam in user diaries
tom.davie at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 10:28:38 GMT 2012
On 20 Jan 2012, at 10:15, Andreas Labres wrote:
> On 20.01.12 10:25, Tom Hughes wrote:
>> Sorry, I wasn't trying to be negative, just trying to explain that it was
>> nothing to do with the OSM admins as such and it wasn't something we had any
>> direct control over.
> To get to the root of the problem:
> How is the spam happening? I would suspect:
> * registration, email validation and diary post within a short timeframe?
> * without anything else (especially OSM editing) in between?
> Maybe this could be identified by kind of a bonus point system where you
> * get some minus points in the first place
> * get bonus points by uploading tracks and/or editing OSM
> * maybe even get bonus points as time goes by
> * and get allowed to post, finally
> * or at least prohibit links if you don't have enough points
> IMO this doesn't have to be a great obstacle, just prohibit instantaneous diary
> posting right after registrating (that's what comment spam is all about, IMHO).
Wouldn't this result in a new process for spamming:
• email validation
• Spam the database with some bogus data, perhaps spelling out your spam with motorways
• Post diary entry.
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