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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:34 PM

Strange new glitch?

I just tried to send an SoP alert on a post in GD. When I clicked the send alert doodad it told me that I was not allowed to send the alert. It said that because my last alert went down 0-6, I can't send any alerts for 24hrs. The alerts I send today were all the stalker troll alerts. Last one I sent was hidden 6-0.

What gives?

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Reply Strange new glitch? (Original post)
HappyMe Jan 2013 OP
EarlG Jan 2013 #1
HappyMe Jan 2013 #2
cyberswede Jan 2013 #3
EarlG Jan 2013 #4
HappyMe Jan 2013 #6
RC Jan 2013 #7
Skinner Jan 2013 #9
Paulie Jan 2013 #10
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #11
2ndAmForComputers Jan 2013 #13
uppityperson Jan 2013 #5
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #8
MADem Jan 2013 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #12

Response to HappyMe (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:44 PM

1. It's a glitch

We've been having a minor issue with someone spamming the alert system, so Elad has just programmed a new function: anyone who sends an alert which is shot down 0-6 by a Jury (ie. the Jury votes unanimously to leave the post alone) is now prevented from sending another alert for 24 hours.

Unfortunately it seems that there was a glitch, which is why you got caught out by the new function. Elad is fixing it as we speak. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. Thanks.

No inconvenience at all.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:50 PM

3. Is that feature going to be permanent?

Pretty please?

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:56 PM

4. Yes it is (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:02 PM

6. That's good.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:42 PM

7. Thank you.

 

That is a start, anyway.

pipoman posted a good idea, a $5 registration fee payable by credit card or paypal would stop or at least slow down the professional trollers spamming DU with multiple accounts.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240209824#post6

Something to think about, anyway.

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:53 PM

9. It would also slow down lots more legitimate registrations.

So I don't think we would do something like that.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:20 PM

10. Awesome.

This will be very effective. One chance to alert troll then its back to the sunlight of the forums where more eyeballs can speed the troll's exit.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:32 PM

11. Excellent.

 

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Response to EarlG (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:40 AM

13. Suggestion for fine-tuning that rule:

If the alerted poster is PPRd before the 24 hours are up, the alert block is automatically lifted.

Makes sense? I'm thinking of this situation: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240211429

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:56 PM

5. Wow, thank you. That's great.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:50 PM

8. What a wonderful idea for a solution.

It'll be useful down the road, too.

Thank you guys and a special shout out to Elad for all his hard work!!

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:37 PM

14. Isn't "spamming the alert system" akin to "messing with the software?"

Is it possible to identify the spammer and dump them?

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