Recently I've noticed a lot more spam on IH. The screenshot above is one I took today of a post ranking high on the front page. These spammers are shamelessly throwing their links everywhere and asking for backlinks from other spammers.
I know that there was a call for moderators not long ago, but can we implement some kind of filter?
Prevent new users (maybe accounts created within the last week and who have a default profile picture) from making new posts - or prevent them from posting and commenting links until they hit some kind of point / comment threshold?
Alternatively, posters that fit this profile have their posts as not visible until approved by a moderator?
When I checked this morning the 'new' tab was about 30% spam posts. The popular tab isn't much better.
I know it's not easy to prevent spam entirely, but whenever I click on 'new' I see that flurry of spam. And it's frustrating enough that I've been going there less and less to look for discussions.
There was a similar discussion about a month ago about vote manipulation and spam.
It feels like the IH forum is slowly getting killed 🙁