I will Flag all spammy comments

in steem •  3 years ago  (edited)

There is a saying in my country that says "Guerra avisada no mata soldados", it basically means that if you let people know what you will do they can take precautions so that they are not affected.

I believe that spammy comments are becoming a problem in Steem, I have let them pass but I will start flagging them from this point forward.

What is a spammy comment?

  • Comments that sell stuff
  • Comments that ask for upvote
  • Comments that are sent to 1k users and they all say the same thing.

Here are some examples that have appeared on my posts recently:

spam1.png

spam2.png

I must admit the last one had me excited for a minute, until I realized it was sent to almost everyone on Steemit ! lol.

So, you have been warned, take your spam elsewhere because it is really annoying!

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Some of this spam is being automated, but a few votes by the right people will make it invisible. Steemit was designed to cope with such abuse

I agree, and flagging them is the way to stop them.

Why not reward quality commentators the most and they will get encouraged, in return they will post something good every other time @chitty

I agree on both. Flag the spammers and reward valuable comments.

They are becoming a real problem! I posted on this a bit yesterday, but had the feeling it bothers me more than most people, but maybe not than you. A real issue is that these accounts area actually earnings rewards for their copy/paste robo comments, if they continue to get upvotes they will continue to spam, and more and more of them will arrive. It's much easier than actually reading the material and having a thought. Downvoting is good, and all we can do individually...but the problem really needs to be fixed in the code. Cheers

I think it is kind of hard to code this one in, manual is better as a computer can not distinguish normal comments from spam comments.

Comments that are identical and posted frequently I think are always spam, maybe it only removes 20% if you stop allowing that, but its still 20% less. Example below:

djmalith doesn't seem to be a bot however.

Probably a guy that want's to earn some Steem here but isn't very good at writing.

Not a very good strategy to create quality content but it does give him some followers.

I think it's better to give these kind of users a warning that Copy Past posts aren't very helpful to the platform.

Yo're right, he might not be a bot. But I don't think that saying that he isn't good at writing should be an excuse. We should remember that Steemit doesn't have moderation and if we will not do anything about it we will drown in shit like this.

This is a good thing to do! I've seen so many spammers lately, but luckily they are actually pretty easy to deal with by flagging; only a few powerful flags and their reputation will be destroyed.

Using old SEO techniques doesn't work here on Steemit, they need to understand this.

The second comment is epic. I love you @chitty haha who's gonna fall for that. LOL

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He pensado tanto el tema del FLAG , veo tanto comportamiento molesto que trato de alejarme de ser solo un hater mas, de verdad que es todo un reto, ojala lo tomáramos mas en serio y la aplicáramos mas allá del simple disgusto,

Good point. I'll try to think about a way to cope with this on a wide scale. I think I might have an idea. I'll try to set this up soon. Take care @chitty!

Muy cierto amigo, y por la cantidad de gente nueva que está entrando se ve mucho más este comportamiento, más que todo por desinformación y no saber las reglas del juego. Yo me dedico mucho a informar a los nuevos usuarios de estas cosas! Saludos.

I am seeing it more and more in my posts too. I have also seen a few of the same faces over and over as new, individuals with multiple names. Interesting how some people just have to go in that direction. I agree, if we see someone abusing the posts constantly, a flag would be appropriate. Great post @chitty

I agree with you, "spammy comments are becoming a problem in Steem". Your precautions messages are useful for this platform. These would much help us to think before commenting and that would certainly create positive comments as well. Steem on! ;)

I agree. It starts to piss me off to. Recently I wrote a medical article in polish and some dude commented "great article, thanks for sharing" in english! It is obvious that he didn't understand a word I wrote! I don't think it was a bot, so it's even more annoying.

Estamos inundados de eso ahora mismo...