[ros-users] Answers.ros.org Spam

Isaac I.Y. Saito iisaito at opensource-robotics.tokyo.jp
Tue Jul 1 23:44:52 UTC 2014

For Gmail users who still like to receive email notifications from
answers.ros.org but want to avoid those from spammers, I've been
making a blacklist.

Not perfect but HTH,

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:49 AM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> As many of you have noticed answers.ros.org has been subject to a lot of
> spam recently. We have been working on adding technical issues, however the
> spammers have been able to overcome standard defenses like CAPTCHAs which we
> have added. I'm putting out this call to request a few more moderators for
> the site. Answers.ros.org is powered by the community and has been well
> maintained by the several moderators who were initially volunteered several
> years ago.
> In light of the persistent spamming by technically savvy spammers, our best
> defense is to leverage our strong community. We have a very active site and
> if each person helps just a little the spam can dissapear very quickly.
> To everyone, please use the "flag offensive" for any spam you encounter,
> whether it's in a question or an answer. This will bring it to the attention
> of the moderators who can block users. If you have enough karma you can also
> delete the post, however please flag it first so that the moderators can
> block the user as well.
> We've recently expanded the pool of moderators however I'd like to expand
> the pool of moderators to include a few more people from various timezones
> who have demonstrated contributions to the site(>500 Karma). If you are
> interested in becoming a moderator please contact me off list.
> Tully
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