On comment spam
Posted Jul 29, 2010 16:20 UTC (Thu) by farnz
In reply to: On comment spam
Parent article: On comment spam
I read the comments via http://lwn.net/Comments/unread, so I see comments on older posts - there is the occasional outbreak of spam, but LWN keeps on top of it.
A "Report Spam" button to flag comments on there for investigation would work well - even if (at first) it just flags comments for LWN to look at. Longer term, you might want "Report Spam" by trusted users (ones with a track record of only reporting spam that LWN agrees is spam) on guest comments to hide them until LWN can investigate - as other people have said, subscribers tend not to spam.
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