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posted by Bytram on Thursday December 14, @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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  • (Score: 2) by Bytram on Tuesday January 02, @09:34AM

    by Bytram (4031) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 02, @09:34AM (#31486) Journal

    Issue #402 - Test 001

    In the following, where the word "tried" appears, means I entered the stated text in the subject field, and clicked on the "Preview" button, while leaving the 'format' selection at "Plain Old Text".

    Tried: Subject with 7 (0x20) followed by a period character. Hit lameness filter: "Lots of space in the subject ... lots of space in the head." (Form: "comments", Regex: "^(?:\s+)", Modifier: "gi", Field: "postersubj", Minimum match: "7", Minimum length: "0")

    Tried: Subject with "  ". Hit lameness filter: "Your comment violated the "postersubj" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition in the subject line."

    Tried: Subject with "       " (Max number that would fit) got same lameness filter message: "Your comment violated the "postersubj" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition in the subject line."

    Tried: Subject with: " " (NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE) and got same lameness filter message.

    More to come, but have to leave for work so saving now for posterity.

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