[Web] Influx of spam in the forum

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Thu Mar 20 09:33:24 CET 2014

Kojo Tero schreef op 20-3-2014 08:13:
> Thanks,
> I banned the spamming accounts. Someone had already cleaned the posts, thanks for that.
> Yes, we need more moderators, any potential names? I'm still too green on the forums to identify who would be a good moderator.
> Tero

I assume that this is the current list of moderators: 

I would at least like to invite some of the most active current members:
SGaist: http://qt-project.org/member/39728
qxoz: http://qt-project.org/member/13653

On the spamming: I would really appreciate a system where users under a 
certain status level:
* can not set a URL as/in their signature
* will have postings with URLs in them to be automatically marked for 
moderation and put in some queue with those, with the exception of links 
to a small number of white-listed sites (Qt-project itself, stack 
overflow and qt forum come to mind).

I simply can no longer keep up with all forum posts anymore. I used to 
read almost everything, but now I only occasionally have time to read 
more than just a few postings here and there. Having stuff to moderate 
in some seperate queue would be beneficial. It should be easy and fast 
for a moderator to dismiss postings in the queue as not spam though.

In theory the "report" link should make it possible for the community to 
contribute here, but that does not seem to work well enough.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: web-bounces+tero.kojo=digia.com at qt-project.org [mailto:web-bounces+tero.kojo=digia.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Sze Howe Koh
> Sent: 20. maaliskuuta 2014 2:29
> To: web at qt-project.org
> Subject: [Web] Influx of spam in the forum
> Hi all,
> Starting 12 hours ago there has been a large influx of spam posts in the forum.
> First post: http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/39850/
> Latest post: http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/39938/
> We're currently lacking moderators. Could we appoint more? In the meantime, could a moderator please get rid of the offending posts and accounts?
> The posts were all made from brand new accounts. I might have missed some, but they are:
> http://qt-project.org/member/155930
> http://qt-project.org/member/155938
> http://qt-project.org/member/155952
> http://qt-project.org/member/155971
> http://qt-project.org/member/155983
> http://qt-project.org/member/155992
> http://qt-project.org/member/155997
> http://qt-project.org/member/156007
> http://qt-project.org/member/156010
> Regards,
> Sze-Howe
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