I know we all love finding out where the best massages joints in the Indian subcontinent are but hear me out.

Sure spammers have to solve captchas until they get a high enough score, but what if they had to solve even more? For example, if your score is between between -1 and -5 you have to solve two to make a submission. If it is between -6 and -10 you have to solve three, and so on. It seems like a good way to keep the mechanical turks busy instead of wasting our time reading about dubious health benefits.

I know we all love finding out where the best massages joints in the Indian subcontinent are but hear me out. Sure spammers have to solve captchas until they get a high enough score, but what if they had to solve even more? For example, if your score is between between -1 and -5 you have to solve _two_ to make a submission. If it is between -6 and -10 you have to solve _three_, and so on. It seems like a good way to keep the mechanical turks busy instead of wasting our time reading about dubious health benefits.

12 comments

[–] PMYA 3 points (+3|-0)

At the moment, that's kind of pointless. Account creation is easier than submitting multiple captchas to make one more post.

[–] PhuksMulder 3 points (+3|-0)

He does public service. Best massage on the mountain!!!!!!

[–] smallpond 1 points (+1|-0)

Not in favor: If or when we gain users who get negative scores by sincerely representing opinions that most people hate, such rules would act to censor them similar to voat's CCP restrictions.

Reading the title, my first thought was creating a special sub for spam. Spammers get flagged as such, and then every post they make gets redirected to '/s/spammerpurgatory', which has no subscribers, is not visible on /all/, and gives each post a couple of downvotes automatically. To escape purgatory, spammers would need to comment/interact to argue their case, otherwise they just stay there forever, hopefully wasting their time while assuming we can see their posts made to normal subs.

[–] jobes 2 points (+2|-0)

So...shadow banning?

[–] smallpond 1 points (+1|-0)

Yeah.. I know it smells like that, but it's clearly not. I was just describing my initial thoughts inspired by the title.

I think it the spammers paid any attention, they would see that their posts are not going where they sent them, and the posts would still be visible to the public for those who want to check out /s/spammerpurgatory. Clearly may not be worth the PR risk if people's knee-jerk reaction is "shadowbanning"!

[–] dgtronic -1 points (+0|-1)

Just to clarify I have been very active here and commenting on stuff I read and find interesting but I only submit my own videos. I am not at all a spammer and that is NOT my intention at all. I decided to try PHUKS as a reddit alternative because in my opinion reddit promotes plagiarism by encouraging people to post only other peoples works. I have been enjoying other folks posts on here but my points is -4 right now . If i am going to be looked down upon or banned on PHUKS for posting only works I have the rights too then its no different than reddit.

[–] pembo210 0 points (+0|-0)

YOU POST EVERYTHING IN ALL CAPS. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES ADMINS HAVE ASKED YOU TO STOP DOING IT, YOU KEEP DOING IT.