Automatically report potential spam users
The problem & context
There are many so-called “profile spammers” in all instances of Decidim. They create a profile, fill in the personal URL and bio, and then do nothing on the website, or sometimes post some content.
The first time a user posts a link on their profile or elsewhere (comments, etc.) Automatically report this user with 1st option filled (Contains clickbait, advertising, scams or script bots).
- Strip links from profile and other places, until admins resolve its automatic report for the first time.The criteria for reporting will be something like: registered users in the last 60 days who completed a link in the profile bio or in the comments for the first time.
The proposed solution aims to deter “spammer users” by quickly detecting suspected spammers, automatically reporting and strip links to neutralize their clickbait function.
How do we propose to implement this?
It’s better to implement it in core, because it’s a general problem.
- But many instances of Decidim need to fix this issue in a short time, and we also appreciate the possibility of implementing it as a module if it is not feasible to implement this improvement quickly in the core. What do you think about it, Product?
Some clients can collectively fund this improvement.
📌 Related issues recently “resolved”:
Some improvements already implemented on dev:
📌 Related discussions:
- Related to Fighting Spam aka The Clone Wars #8239
📌 Other related issues in Meta:
- Direct Block button on FrontEnd (New feature in Meta)
- Bots registrations (Bug in Meta)
- Detect the use of spam-bots and ban non compliant users (Bug in Meta)
- Use content classification systems for better SPAM detection (New feature in Meta)
- An accesible captcha (New feature in Meta)