our approval queue is big!

chronodekar

Obsessively signs his posts
Staff member
#1
At the time of typing, I (as a member of staff) can see that there are 588 potential members (or spammers) in our approval queue. And have no idea what to do about them. :/

/sarcasm ON
The lazy way of "solving" this problem is to reject all of them and pretend they do not exist. ... We might as well dig our heads in to the sand and pretend the world is perfect.
/sarcasm OFF

As far as I know, the only way to approve anyone is for one of staff to select an action (approve/reject/reject-with-reason) on the potential member and click a save button.

I wish there were a better approach. This post is part-rant and part-plea-for-help. Our existing approach is "do nothing" .

-chronodekar
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
#3
That's not a bad idea, actually. Give some members the power to add new members, with the understanding that they must also be responsible for removing them if they turn out to be spammers. For other offenses, let the Senior Admins handle them on a case by case basis.
 

Oni_Rinku

Knower of Stuff
#4
That's not a bad idea, actually. Give some members the power to add new members, with the understanding that they must also be responsible for removing them if they turn out to be spammers. For other offenses, let the Senior Admins handle them on a case by case basis.
If the Admins do create a new "sub-mod" I'd volunteer to help.
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
#6
Thirded.
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
#7
Have you considered just approving them 20-50 at a time, wait a week, then approve another batch? Weed out any potential spammers in between in little chunks as opposed to all at once.
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
#8
We could also approve exactly 75 members, so that we can crack 20k total...
 

chronodekar

Obsessively signs his posts
Staff member
#9
If I understand the workings of the queue correctly, it does not *blindly* dump everyone who registers into the queue. Something about the new-registerant triggered our spam-filter to put them there.

Granted, it could be a false-positive, but after experiencing the need to clean up spammers on the forum, I'm not inclined to just approve everyone caught by the filter. Which brings us to the question of what criteria is used? Speaking for myself (and not the staff as a whole!) ... its random. And I have this impression that during the moments when I do approve many folks, I"ll be dealing with spam reports over the next week or so.

At the moment, there are 1004 users in the queue.

-chronodekar
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
#10
Yeah, that's why I asked if we couldn't just approve them a few tens at a time. I notice the total user count hasn't gone up at all in over a month. I assume the filter seems to be catching everyone now (that, or every last one of those 1004 users is a spambot?)
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
#11

Shirotsume

Not The Goddamn @dmin
#12
Why the complete and actual fuck has it been allowed to build up to over a THOUSAND FUCKING REGISTRATIONS?!
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
#13
Why the complete and actual fuck has it been allowed to build up to over a THOUSAND FUCKING REGISTRATIONS?!
While I would have put it in fewer CAPS, I can't help but agree....
 

chronodekar

Obsessively signs his posts
Staff member
#14
Why the complete and actual fuck has it been allowed to build up to over a THOUSAND FUCKING REGISTRATIONS?!
The updated count is 1028 now... :crying-in-a-corner:

I disagree with you on this. More advertising is good to have. I would encourage more folks coming here! Just wish our spam filter stopped flagging them ...

-chronodekar
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
#15
The updated count is 1028 now... :crying-in-a-corner:



I disagree with you on this. More advertising is good to have. I would encourage more folks coming here! Just wish our spam filter stopped flagging them ...

-chronodekar
Yeah, joking about the 'fault' part. I agree that it's better for more members to come join. Hopefully they won't lose interest after waiting weeks to be approved.... (Hint-hint! :D)
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
#16
The last registered user registered on October 18th. Are you sure that spam filter is catching 100% bots?
 

Shirotsume

Not The Goddamn @dmin
#18
Is this seriously still not fixed? Don't Hawks us, mods, actually do the job you signed up for >_>
 
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