please add a spam delay
I’m tired of daxiv spam filling my mailbox
could you not disallow users to post to numerous threads all at once
I have already written a longer e-mail to Duolingo support with several suggestions on Monday, 10/29/2018 16:48 o' clock in reference to bug report 1149105.
But without all those features implemented, the robot has an easy game for the next days/weeks as the Duolingo new user register / verify / "intro placement" process is way too easy to pass...
......obviously there are not ANY additional protections (flooding, IP concurrent request checks, daily thread/comment hard limits, "are you a robot pic challenges", etc.) to hinder a newly registered user from the same day or (or even 25 minutes ago) to start writing/spamming in all / multiple threads...
I second this. Some additional things that would be good:
if they are getting negative scores - only allow them to post once per X hours or disable posting until a mod approves.
If they are a new user - limit the # of posts by default.
Have a "report" button on comments that can alert mods and/or slow down a user's posting if it's bot like or not appropriate.
have an "off topic" button that replaces whatever the comment had with "[removed]" if there are sufficient complaints. Sometimes even real users will make many comments and it makes it difficult to follow a serious thread.
Rather than genuine responses it is actually just copy-pasting other comments (Actual genuine responses) from the discussion at random and then tacking on their links. The first few times I thought they were responses and then realized I've read them before. I'd go to the link and surely enough someone else posted the exact same thing over a month ago. A few times it's been my own comments that it steals.
I tried to look for a pattern in how it decides what to copy but couldn't find one. Sometimes it's the top voted comment, sometimes it's a reply to a long chain of comments, sometimes it's just a couple words with no upvotes at the bottom of the page.
I’ve noticed it too. but it’s probably artificial intelligence. there are ways other than real responses e.g. you could google and paste the response from other sources and still be relevant.
a real person or even a group of people are easily blocked. you can just block their ips. a botnet connects with a new ip each time.