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ilovepizza May 28th, 2018 1:35pm

An idea to combat spam: New accounts must be registered for at least a week before being able to ask questions and/or must be registered via phone number. Inspired by my time on Yahoo Answers nine or ten years ago.

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
05/28/18 12:15 pm

Sounds like a good way to annoy and put off users.

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paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
05/28/18 11:01 am

It would be incredibly easy for SoH to get rid of spammers by keeping track of IP addresses. Trigger an alert if an IP address is used for multiple accounts. Multiple accounts is specifically against the TOS now but I feel like only a couple of people were actually punished for it (one who did it not to spam, but to abandon their original account to hide themselves from harassment which SoH refused to address).

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HereticBurner atheists go to hell
05/28/18 8:42 am

WE MUST STOP THE MADNESS

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CrazDab Florida
05/28/18 7:17 am

What’s a 10 day delay gonna do? It just means in 10 days, all hell will break loose. Back to the drawing board 🤷‍♂️

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ilovepizza
05/28/18 8:11 am

It would stop copycat spammers, which Show of Hands currently has a lot of.

ilovepizza
05/28/18 8:12 am

Registration via phone number would stop people from making spam accounts too. You forgot about that.

CrazDab Florida
05/28/18 8:16 am

Registering your phone number would stop all accounts from being created. I wouldn’t register if I had to give my phone number. You gonna give up your phone number? 😂

ilovepizza
05/28/18 8:24 am

Might wanna look up the permissions you give when you download the app 🙄