|Forum topic by Eric_S||posted 1264 days ago||691 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
1264 days ago
Lately I’ve noticed a surge in spam accounts on this site and its becoming very annoying. It is also not efficient to PM Martin with names of spammers because I’m sure he gets many duplicate PM’s (SPAM) from all users who want to report the same account name.
Martin, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please add a Report Spammer button to LJ? I see it operating in two ways but these are just my opinion.
1) Create a new datatable/xml file/etc to store spam account records. When the Report Spammer button is clicked, it would check those records to see if that account already exists as reported. If it doesn’t exist, it would add it to this table and send Martin/Admins an email/PM. If it does already exist though, nothing would happen since it means Martin/Admins already got a message and we would just wait on you to manually remove the record.
2) Create a new datatable/xml file/etc to store spam account records. When the Report Spammer button is clicked, it would check if the account already exists. IF 2-3 unique LJ accounts click to report the spam account, then the account would automatically be removed .
...or my favorite, option 3
-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN