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[–]Vaxthrul 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (7 children)

Even if you need to push it longer, I'd rather go through the wait than have to deal with shills en masse. I say push it to a week instead of 6 days, maybe that last day will be the day they forget about the site!

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Yeah I agree. We want the site to be of high quality first and foremost. Hopefully we'll get things straightened out soon.

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

Week to 10 days sounds good to me!

[–]Vaxthrul 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

Why stop there? Make it a month! Fake accounts have waited even longer on reddit.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Well at some point they're just going to have registered a ton of accounts and let them age past the cutoff, so the delay will just deter new users without providing any actual defense.

But I mean, I've been creating subs for anyone who wants one and asks me, and that system seems to be working just fine for now... so maybe a month would be fine, especially since the website is so new. We've got to fill out the subs we already have!

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Create an automod that puts any account with no history after a month in spam. You'll be able to see who created accounts and waited jsut to try to make subs. That, with the automod that detects their names and various patterns will help to identify shills. I do not know how to do this, but you could ask people on voat or mods that are not compromised on reddit.


So, yeah... Have a long waiting time for new users, and have the automoderator detect anyone that created an account with zero history for a month or however long the time limit is to create a sub, wheather 10 days or 2 months.


Then set a weekly limit on the amoutn created after the month has passed, maybe just one followed by a maximum limit. Personally, I WOULD NOT FIND this unreasonable and a highly effective way of combatting shills. Just have to figure out how to program the automoderator to detect these things.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Create an automod that puts any account with no history after a month in spam. You'll be able to see who created accounts and waited jsut to try to make subs.

Oh wow that's actually a genius idea. Maybe only days where the person comments count toward their 2 weeks, so people can't just create an account, comment once, and then let it age.

I really like your ideas, many thanks for taking the time to share them. I think we will incorporate some of these over the next week or two.

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Your very welcome. Shills and disinfo agents can ruin entire websites, so it is important to get this stuff integrated. I'm learning more about how to do this stuff, so i'll message you later. You should implement this though.