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[–]magnora7 33 insightful - 14 fun33 insightful - 13 fun34 insightful - 14 fun -  (17 children)

I just removed it all. This is what it is like every single day. You just don't see it because I usually remove it all before people notice it. It is really psychotic how much time these people waste doing this every single day. Just shows how valuable saidit must be if they're willing to go to such ridiculous lengths to try and destroy it!

[–]Drewski 18 insightful - 3 fun18 insightful - 2 fun19 insightful - 3 fun -  (7 children)

It really is a shame, but thanks for all your hard work in keeping this community running.

[–]magnora7 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

It is indeed a shame, and I worry about the internet at large because apparently many other forums are experiencing a similar style of never-ending attacks. No problem!

[–]socks 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Yes - and the Indian stuff seems new, though by the 88 crew.

You've likely thought of this, but as has happened at other sites, perhaps a delay of a day or more could be required before a submission. Combine this with the requirement for an email address and confirmation by email. This would require additional planning/hassle for the spammers.

[–]AXXA 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

You could also not let any account post until they have some comment karma. But none of that stops the truly psychotic.

[–]hfxB0oyA 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Or get people with lower karma to correctly answer a calculation. If you don't answer it correctly, your message is frozen for x hours before you get to try again. And the lower your karma is, the longer the calculation has to be. A minor annoyance for someone posting one message, but it could add up for people trying to plaster the place with garbage.

[–]AXXA 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

It might be easier for bots to answer a calculation than for a real human.

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah, that's true. Maybe as an image file with the numbers skewed or something?

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's in place for registering and posting, but not for voting

[–]rakwar 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

is this site affiliated with Reddit in any way as it has the old Reddit style? I quit Reddit recently due to their over censorship and forcing people now to have email to spam them. I knew it was coming someday as it will to this site to someday

[–]socks 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Yes - Reddit code, but otherwise devoted to free speech &c.

[–]rakwar 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

thank you for the feedback

[–]AXXA 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

not affiliated

codebase is forked

[–]rakwar 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

thank you for the information...as i suspected but had to confirm :)

[–]scrubking 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

China has an entire city dedicated to e-propaganda and social manipulation.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What city?

[–]Entropick 15 insightful - 3 fun15 insightful - 2 fun16 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

it's under attack. true free speech is a distinct threat to the domination culture. things must be getting pretty hairy in those think tanks and strategy centers.

[–]P-38lightning 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Talk to John Kerry. He seems very excited about the coming Great Reset® and New World Order®. Not that any of that will affect his life.

[–]zyxzevn 13 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

The spam attacks come in waves.
This wave seems related to the superpeople, who have been under attack on reddit. The attackers probably have destroyed their own lives, so they feel no regret destroying other people's lives.

[–]hfxB0oyA 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Yep, life probably gets real bleak, real quick after you've had your stones removed.

[–]SaidOverRed 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

What a timeline we live in where legitimately people say to each other "this attack seems like it's because of the superpeople" and everyone just nods there head and understands.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/saidit.net

Quite a wave starting on March 21st.

[–]rakwar 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (8 children)

put a posting delay and a limit that quickly expires??? speaking of wtf do i have a limit from only one bloody post? this is why i got away from reddit only to find the same thing here when my account is not new??? wtf i have to leave here now to...???

[–]Node 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

One way to make it more expensive for trolls and spammers is to make new accounts have to earn posting, voting, and commenting privileges, by earning credits/upvotes from the existing user base. Sometimes there's a time element in there too.

If your policies are too lax, then the trolls and spammers can make all the accounts they want with little effort. If your policies are too restrictive, then you start bouncing too many legitimate new users.

What kind of limit are you having?

[–]rakwar 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

posting time limits...make one post and now i have to wait a few minutes after one lousy post

[–]rakwar 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

testing

[–]rakwar 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

testing again lol okay the time limit is longer now

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Old voat had that, and it only took a week or two of commenting before you passed all reasonable limits. It's a lot slower here, so it might take a little longer.

[–]mongre[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Yes. You have to leave.

[–]rakwar 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

your message of support has encouraged me to stay

[–]mongre[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Then no, you have to stay.

[–]dissidentrhetoric 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Spam is a huge topic. You probably have a limited view of it.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Spam is a huge topic.

Search results for that phrase have an interesting array of euphemisms for huge.

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