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Preventing image embedding for new users

Last posted Nov 18, 2021 at 03:07PM EST. Added Nov 18, 2021 at 02:28PM EST
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I think we can all agree that it's not normal that everyone risks stumbling upon porn or guro when going to a comment section.

So here's a simple idea to make it a bigger pain the ass for the spammers: New accounts may not embed images in comments until they have posted a few comments and some time has passed. If they try to, they will be prompted with a simple popup message: "You must post more comments to gain the ability to embed images".

I don't see spammers actually using brain power to post normal comments. And if they try spamming gibberish in obscure articles, it would be obvious to spot and curb them before harm is done, assuming moderators can see a list of all recent comments on the site (please tell me they at least have that since there's no report button).

The spammer did have a short period of trying to start actual arguments not too long ago, rather than post images, but those were pretty quick to spot as well. I figure this idea would at least curb them a bit and make the site more palatable to browse.

I agree.


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