This is a quick update to the spam situation that I'm wrestling with here on FamilyTreeCircles.
As mentioned a few days ago in this post, <a href="http://www.familytreecircles.com/spam-spam-spam-spam-39422.html">Spam Spam Spam Spam</a>, I put in some checks to prevent blatant spam from getting posted to FamilyTreeCircles.
In just 4 days, 535 messages that appear to be spam were put into the manual review queue.
I've reviewed all of them (fun, fun) and only one well-meaning, legitimate user was negatively impacted. His posts have been approved. The rest deleted (that part really was fun).
I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the results so far. I will be refining the algorithms to reduce the false positives going forward.
Here's to a spam-free FamilyTreeCircles.
on 2011-09-01 09:00:18
Scott Jangro is the owner of FamilyTreeCircles.com and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for: about.me/jangro.