On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 8:20 UTC (Thu) by jwharmanny
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Give each comment an 'abuse score'. Each time a reader clicks on the 'report abuse' link, this score is ++'ed for the comment. When ten readers or so have clicked the link, an LWN editor is notified about the comment. This score would be invisible for readers, but would spare much time for the editors.
Also, spammers often troll in old articles, hoping that the editors don't notice them but search engines do. Therefore, it might be a good idea to block comments on articles older then n weeks.
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