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Gamewatch.org [Nov. 1st, 2004|01:45 am]
So, let's talk about it. What would you like to see?

Edit: Hello all. I'm sorry about this, but I've turned on screening for anonymous comments in this thread and the top one on the blog. We have a troll who has been spamming comments every few hours or so, and I just don't have time to keep coming in here and deleting them. Rest assured if you post anything that ISN'T vulgar, I will unscreen it as soon as I see it. Hopefully the troll will lose interest soon and I can lift this.
Edit 1/4/2005: Comment screening turned back off; thank you all for your patience. =)

From: ea_spouse
2004-12-16 01:55 am (UTC)

Re: Hello there, it's me again.

One site you might want to check out is http://www.apartmentratings.com -- I am tentatively using this as both a how-to and a how-not-to. They provide a huge database of information, but fell prey to exactly what you describe -- abuse, mostly spam. My current proposed solution to this is the emphasis on registered users (and registration would be free, of course, with heavy privacy protections). If we can track in the database whether someone has posted before, we can curb spam -- and in the anonymous posts, we can put the usual guestbook-style spam protections in place that don't allow more than one comment every five or ten minutes. Registered users can go back and edit their testimonials or update them, but not post new ones.
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