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Feedback CBD ads constantly and a potential fix for it

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by MadeFromPolygons, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. MadeFromPolygons

    MadeFromPolygons

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    Gentle reminder to members of unity staff that have communication with forums team, that 'CBD' is still not a being filtered by the forum.

    A large majority of spam is about "keto" and "cbd" and I have yet to see a single post from a real member on any forum section about these topics

    It honestly would be a good idea to flag anything with these terms in them (including polls which they often do) as spam initially, especially if coming from a user with < 5 posts total in their lifetime on forums.

    Why would a member be discussing keto or CBD on unity forums anyway? This seems like an easy way to filter a bunch of spam that is currently getting through :)

    @JeffDUnity3D @MelvMay @LeonhardP
     
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  2. JeffDUnity3D

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    Sorry, which posts? I monitor everyday and haven't seen a single CBD post. Only this one.
     
  3. MadeFromPolygons

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    They have already been removed now as I had reported them as usual, but I have been reporting a fair few recently

    They are most common in general discussion subforum
     
  4. JeffDUnity3D

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    I see all tickets that come in within minutes, I haven't seen any. And as you say, they are quickly removed!
     
  5. MadeFromPolygons

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    This one : https://forum.unity.com/threads/does-it-really-work.1295793/ just like all the others, has the CBD bit hidden in the poll attached

    I have seen tons like this recently

    EDIT: That thread is still around for more than 1 hour. I dont think the fact that you personally have not seen any is such a good indicator / metric to go by, as they definately are popping up a lot and I am not the only user to see them

    Anyway the info is there in case you wish to act on it :) But CBD spam is high, they just hide CBD in polls now most of the time
     
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  6. JeffDUnity3D

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    Looks like it's gone now, so the process looks to be working. We catch these quickly, I removed that one. I'm not sure if the forum has an "auto filter" feature, Unity did not write this forum software, but thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. MadeFromPolygons

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    Sure thing no problem, if its not possible with the software then ofcourse that makes sense. thanks for replying :)

    I only bring these things up as very young members sometimes use the forums and I dont want someone getting scammed, but hopefully most will have common sense not to follow links or copy paste urls from polls etc