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Spam Control Feature

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Lately Praja has been flooded with spam posts from people promoting irrelevant products and services. There have been times when the admins/moderators have had to clean up as many as 10 posts in a day. In view of this we have put together a filtration feature.

From now on any post from a new user will have to be approved by the admins before it gets posted. As for the comments by these new users, they can be approved by the admins as well as moderators.

These road blocks have been put in place for new users ONLY. Experienced Praja users will not see any changes. We regret the inconvenience caused to the genuine new users. We request new users to expect a delay in their posts/comments appearing on the site.

Any feedback on this feature as well as a better way of tackling this problem is welcome. Kindly make a comment below this post.

-Tech Team.  


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email flood - regretted

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Post/Comment approval process for new users caused an email flood for some long time Praja website users. Inconvenience is regretted.

To make it very clear, the way this works is

  • First few posts/comments from a new registered user are manaully "approved". The approval is just a check to see if the post/comment is spam, it has nothing to do with the actual content of the post/comment.
  • Once a few posts/comments are approved from the new user, that user is marked as "trusted"m and then on, all posts/comments from him/her appear on the website without requiring any manual approval.

We are thinking of better and more automated ways of fighting spam, will keep all posted of further changes in this regard. comment guidelines

Posting Guidelines apply for comments as well. No foul language, hate mongering or personal attacks. If criticizing third person or an authority, you must be fact based, as constructive as possible, and use gentle words. Avoid going off-topic no matter how nice your comment is. Moderators reserve the right to either edit or simply delete comments that don't meet these guidelines. If you are nice enough to realize you violated the guidelines, please save Moderators some time by editing and fixing yourself. Thanks!

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