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posted by Bytram on Wednesday January 24 2018, @06:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the this-'space'-for-rent dept.

Issue: #402: Comments with no apparent subject using a unicode space

Chromas used a unicode space or zero-width space character to make a comment with no apparent subject. When you get a Message about receiving the comment, the CID is not clickable like it normally would be.

Added 20180115_194523 UTC

There are two comments posted to a journal article and one comment posted to a main page story.

Another view of the subjects in these cases:

mysql> SELECT sid,cid,uid,hex(subject) FROM comments WHERE cid IN (559159, 559241, 568360);
| sid   | cid    | uid | hex(subject)             |
| 21276 | 559159 |  34 | E2808BE2808BE2808BE2808B |
| 21276 | 559241 |  34 | E2808BE2808BE2808BE2808B |
| 21579 | 568360 |  34 | E281A0E2808B             |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

See Also: "Unicode Character 'ZERO WIDTH SPACE' (U+200B)" "Unicode Character 'WORD JOINER' (U+2060)"

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posted by Bytram on Thursday December 14 2017, @02:40PM   Printer-friendly
from the early-Christmas-gift dept.

Here is a summary of the problems that have been reported against SoylentNews and that have been addressed in the release labelled: "December 2017"

  • Pull Request: #414 addresses:
    • Issue: #279 "Add min karma for the journals slashbox"

      Accounts signing up then posting commercial spam Journal entries in order to appear on most user's view of the main SN site, within the Most Recent Journal Entries box. Whilst offering zero other contribution to the community.

      A. Most Recent Journal Entries only to be populated with Journal entries by accounts with a Karma > N. 5 to be the initial value for N (that would hide all currently seen Journal spam from view), but should be an easily tweaked parameter should we need to revisit this threshold).

      B. Addition of a link to "Unfiltered Most Recent Journal Entries" to be added to the bottom of the Most Recent Journal Entries rehashbox so users can easily compare the filtered to unfiltered lists.

      This change will need to be clearly announced and rationale explained. We will also need to monitor effectiveness in case spam accounts begin to farm Karma in order to route around this change.

  • Pull Request: #420 addresses:

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posted by chromas on Wednesday December 13 2017, @02:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the testis dept.

Two scoops in every box!

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posted by takyon on Friday December 01 2017, @06:24PM   Printer-friendly
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