Folks, you may have seen that the price of DIY Drones' increasing traffic and Page Rank is that the spammers are now targetting us pretty regularily. As a result, I've had to turn on moderation for blog posts. That means that when you post, it won't show up until a moderator (there are a couple dozen of them) approves it. Hopefully, that will always be within an hour. Sorry for the inconvinence!

(This doesn't affect the discussion forum, which the spammers don't seem to target)

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Comment by Paul Mather on November 28, 2009 at 6:16am
I wish there was a way to report spam to a moderator. Sort of a "Report this post" button/link.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 28, 2009 at 6:21am
Actually, it's pretty easy for the moderator to see what's spam, since it takes over the front page! The better solution is to have more moderators. I've just upgraded you to moderator and will upgrade anyone else who has a track record here.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 28, 2009 at 6:37am
If you need help when you think im qualified, happy to help.

Our forum in teh UK got porn spammed out...got to a point where we just couldnt stop it unless we closed it or had 24/7 admin overview....of course at that time, it was all 2nd job stuff, (2000) we closed it.
heartbreaking really

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 28, 2009 at 6:42am
Mike, you're now a moderator! You'll see a "Suspend" option on member's page, and when there are blog posts awaiting approval there will be a notification in the top right box on the front page.
Comment by Varga András on November 28, 2009 at 6:55am
I'm also volunteering.... :-))

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 28, 2009 at 6:57am
Thanks, Varga; you're now a moderator
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on November 28, 2009 at 7:48am
A wise move. On Google Reader its really annoying!

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 28, 2009 at 7:50am
Giles, for that encouraging remark, you have also been promoted to moderator ;-)
Comment by Giles Barton-Owen on November 28, 2009 at 8:02am
Thanks
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 28, 2009 at 2:09pm
Thanks Chris, im honoured, as im 7hours diff to yourselves, i will try to keep an eye, whilst you guys get your beauty sleep! :~)

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