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Hey Everyone! As you probably know, we got super popular and caught the eye of spammers! Fun!

We have been making all kinds of improvements to make the forum faster and reduce spam. So many of you have given us great feedback to make this forum more awesome!

Wing started this thread http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/6929-foundation-forum-feature-requests--suggestions

And http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/3946-forum-spam---what-were-doing-about-it

So last night we added a new feature!

You can now mark a post as spam!

This is really cool because now you have more control over this forum that we all share!

* It takes two flags to mark a post as spam, then it will be blocked. If you see spam mark it!
* If a post is marked as spam and blocked, an email will be sent to the person with steps to rectify this.

    Marking posts as spam helps us
  • index the ip addresses with Cloudflare, Akismet, and manually block them

  • It helps these services learn the spam and automatically detect it.

  • it keeps the forum clean and easy to find content

Thanks to all of you who participate on the forum, tweet us when there is spam, and now help flag spam. You are awesome and we appreciate you!

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Hey Everyone! As you probably know, we got super popular and caught the eye of spammers! Fun!

We have been making all kinds of improvements to make the forum faster and reduce spam. So many of you have given us great feedback to make this forum more awesome!

Wing started this thread http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/6929-foundation-forum-feature-requests--suggestions

And http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/3946-forum-spam---what-were-doing-about-it

So last night we added a new feature!

You can now mark a post as spam!

This is really cool because now you have more control over this forum that we all share!

* It takes two flags to mark a post as spam, then it will be blocked. If you see spam mark it!
* If a post is marked as spam and blocked, an email will be sent to the person with steps to rectify this.

    Marking posts as spam helps us
  • index the ip addresses with Cloudflare, Akismet, and manually block them

  • It helps these services learn the spam and automatically detect it.

  • it keeps the forum clean and easy to find content

Thanks to all of you who participate on the forum, tweet us when there is spam, and now help flag spam. You are awesome and we appreciate you!

Tom Hogan over 5 years ago

Great feature! Just used twice! Hope it works.

Tony Stark over 5 years ago

HI
Nice feature
also used flag as spam feature..


For developers:
Well i think you should add "Report" or (something else) button instead of Flag as spam.
it is good to catch an eye.
http://s14.postimg.org/9ilv5u0sx/spam.png

Chris M over 5 years ago

Just used this on a spam post and it disappeared immediately, which is great news.

Tony Stark over 5 years ago

@Chris M
Hmm
i tried 2-3 times but it still coming on front page.

Chris M over 5 years ago

I can't see any spam at the minute - probably you were the only person at the time to mark the post as spam, that's why it didn't disappear! Any spam seems to have gone now though :)

Samuel Kelemen over 5 years ago

the mark as resolved button doesnt seem to be working. Whenever i click it i get routed to /close, but i get a 500 internal server error, followed by a 404 not found.

Also, I can no longer create new posts.

Rafi Benkual over 5 years ago

@samuel - We'll take a look at your account since we can't replicate it otherwise. We are doing more updates so should be solid now.

Samuel Kelemen over 5 years ago

Would it be possible to get a spam flag for comments as well. It seems like these crafty bots are on to are post flagging ways. Thanks.