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Why are there so many scam posts on the general activity stream

  • Avatar of harounkola
    harounkola
    Participant

    @harounkola

    It pains me to see so many of them here. And my own BuddyPress sites are also plagued by it. And I’ve had to uninstall BP from a few of my sites (the one’s that I have total control over)

    Is something being done about this, especially on this, the home of BuddyPress.

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  • Avatar of enderandrew
    enderandrew
    Member

    @enderandrew

    I don’t think this is a problem with Buddypress, so much as any popular WordPress site. They will get plenty of spambots registering for accounts.

    There are plenty of solutions including:

    Captcha plugins like SI Captcha or WP-Recaptcha
    Akismet
    Bad Behavior
    Etc,

    However, the best solution is active moderation. And I’m guessing the crew that runs this site is also busy developing Buddypress, bbPress, etc. to spend a bunch of time moderating this site. Perhaps they should seek out volunteers to help moderate.

    Well I guess BP should be more watchful with this and upgrade the membership.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    I’ve notified one of the admins. FYI, moderators on bp.org cannot delete activity updates, only forum posts.

    Avatar of Kchun
    Kchun
    Participant

    @kchun

    I’m getting scam posts to me directly. Is there a way to ban these guys? Report them to someone?

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