[IDEA] blacklist keywords from topic titles
For example these keywords:
I AM NOT DISCUSSING MODDING ON ANY OTHER SYSTEMS THAN PC THEREFORE THIS SHALL NOT BE LOCKED UNLESS THE COMMENTS TURNS INTO A FLAME WAR
@NotCrunchyTaco Well what if someone asked "what are the advantages of buying the PC version of GTA V than buying the Xbox One version?
@Akila_Reigns Ah that might ruin it
It's rappo's decision to create a blacklist or not, but IMO what's best to do is reporting such posts so we can lock them.
@NotCrunchyTaco Keyword filters in theory are a really good idea, the problem is that you have to start catering for people who will deliberately try and get round those filters. Xb0x, X3ox, ><box, Xb0>< etc...And that's without people using international characters as well. It's as bad when you're trying to write filters for abuse words in games... it's a nightmare.
Or they could just simple write Modding question, or Help and then put the console part in the main topic. People who really want their question answered will sometimes go to extreme lengths to get their question heard... they're a resourceful bunch sometimes.
@LeeC2202 Now that I think about it also different things like this 𝖝𝖇𝖔𝖝, 𝕩𝕓𝕠𝕩, 𝙭𝙗𝙤𝙭
@NotCrunchyTaco There's a jobs company in the US that post spam posts on a news site in the UK. They actually embed control characters into the text that changes the font inside the message.
It makes spam filtering impossible to deal with, which is why it relies so heavily on people flagging the messages.
@LeeC2202 Wow I wouldn't like that job
@NotCrunchyTaco If you offer someone a few dollars to simply make accounts for various sites and then copy and paste some text into stories that will gain the most attention, someone will do it.
What I find most distasteful about them, is that they will choose stories where people have been killed, or kids have been kidnapped, because they know more people will read those stories. They have zero morals, they just want people to see their posts.
Engadget, the tech-site seems to have a problem with the same company.
I spent a couple of weeks chasing them, managed to get three of their domains closed down, but they are all just different host points for the same main domain. They simply move hosts as often as they need to. It's a constant battle...
@LeeC2202 said in [IDEA] blacklist keywords from topic titles:
They will choose stories where people have been killed, or kids have been kidnapped, because they know more people will read those stories.
Children who play Talking Angela are getting kidnapped, LOL.
No, I don't believe that story.
@Akila_Reigns I wasn't meaning that they invent stories like that, let me give you an example.
I live not that far from a place called Rochdale in the UK. Over the past several years, numerous young girls have been abducted, abused and kidnapped by men using them for sex. In the last week alone there have been several reports about young girls being dragged into alleyways by men trying to abduct them or rape them. Or men trying to pull children into cars on the way to school.
Or there have been stories about drink drivers/car thieves causing the deaths of people when they drove on the pavement, or crashed into barriers etc...
Stories like this http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/oldham-bus-shelter-car-crash-12206637, this http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/jessica-whelan-cancer-oswaldtwistle-dies-12203676 or this http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/abduction-attempt-clayton-heather-street-12198590
This company will post their spam job adverts on the comments of those stories, because they know those are the stories people will read, because they are so shocking. So this is real news about real death and abduction, yet this jobs company sees them as a prime target for their spam post.
@LeeC2202 I understand now.
I'm unable to do this with the settings available to me at the moment, and it would need to be a feature request for NodeBB.