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The amount of spam projects, from cheap shoes to knock-off jackets to pre-schools (?!!) is getting really disruptive. Every day there’s a new one. On-line newspapers assign staff to quality check comments on their forums, to remove such rubbish as soon as it appears. Burda, please do something! This is a wonderful community and it’s character is changing…


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  • Whiteb_large

    Nov 20, 2012, 09.22 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Hello MientjiB,

    Thank you voicing your concerns. The three of us have divvied up the site with the hopes of better knocking out the spammers.

    Unfortunately, we do not have staff working throughout the night but we will work harder to comb the site, ridding it of spam throughout our workdays.



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      Jan 5, 2013, 03.20 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      You what would be a brilliant idea? Hold new members first project upload or forum comment in a moderation queue to be approved before posting…after that first approval projects/comments can go straight to the site without moderation. Spammers want a easy target, BurdaStyle is a super easy target, but holding their first post for moderation means you know the account is bogus so you can delete it. Then they have to make a new account, same deal, they aren’t going to spend time making up a genuine project to get into the unmoderated site, that takes too long, BurdaStyle becomes a hard target then no SPAM posts get through, EVER!

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      Jan 8, 2013, 10.27 PMby nouvellegamine

      @kaitui-kiwi ~seriously, the best idea I’ve heard. I wonder if Burdastyle US can do that or do we have to petition the Burda parent company in Germany?

    • Whiteb_large

      Jan 9, 2013, 02.13 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hello nouvellegamine,

      To answer your question, we do not need to ask Germany for permission on site enhancement if the enhancements can be done within our budget. It is the magazine’s content and patterns that are out of control.

      I will comment on kaitui-kiwi’s idea once I speak with our technical team.



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      Jan 9, 2013, 03.18 PMby nouvellegamine

      awesome :D hopefully everything works out!

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    Jan 5, 2013, 12.41 PMby sewingfan1

    Whoops sorry kaitui-kiwi, i clicked on inappropriate by accident as i thought it was the reply button. Was actually going to say i like your idea!

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    May 14, 2013, 08.15 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Any update on what you guys are doing about the spam?

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    Sep 21, 2015, 11.51 AMby lauriana

    Here’s another spam “project”: And can’t Burdastyle include a “report as spam” button on the project page, next to the Facebook and Pinterest buttons. That would at least make it easier for members to report spam for Burdastyle staff to find and delete it quickly.

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