Later today, we'll be releasing the Spam Watchlist — a new tool to help you fight spam.
This feature surfaces a list of people on your Ning Network that might be spammers, based on an algorithm that analyzes their content:
It's totally up to you to take action (either to suspend for spam or whitelist as not a spammer). All the Spam Watchlist does is let you know who seems fishy. You'll find it on your Members Moderation page, and you'll only see a link when there are any members in the list.
The algorithm will get better as you and other Ning Creators interact with the Spam Watchlist — it learns as you either suspend or whitelist members who appear there (if you choose to whitelist a member, they won't show up in this list again). For that reason, we recommend giving it a few weeks to warm up. If you have any feedback on the feature, please let us know using the feedback link that appears on the Spam Watchlist page!
In addition to the Spam Watchlist, we want to help protect your Ning Network from profile comment spam, which we know is particularly annoying.
Today, along with the Spam Watchlist, we're introducing a new checkbox that allows you to completely turn off profile comment emails. Obviously this is bad for engagement and not recommended, but we want to give you a last resort option in the event you're seeing a lot of spam. You'll find this option on your Email Settings page.
Additionally, in the next couple of weeks we'll start scanning profile comments for spam as they are posted. When we see suspicious posts, we'll be able to not trigger an email notification, or throw a CAPTCHA. We'll have more details on that in the coming days.
Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts.
In the next couple of weeks we'll start scanning profile comments for spam as they are posted. When we see suspicious posts, we'll be able to not trigger an email notification, or throw a CAPTCHA. We'll have more details on that in the coming days.
Also note that if you have to, you can disable profile comment emails in the short-term.
Ok that would be good. Rather than just disable email, the captcha should do it. The problem with just disabling email is that the spammer can continue to post the messages and the activity stream will get flooded with spam. Also can it be made applicable for other actions as well, like a forum post, blog post etc . Or do you not see too much of that happenning by spammers ?
In general if you see some spam activity going on try and slow them down.
my ip has been banned for over a week now im gerttting zero help getting it unbanned i concider that a top priority suituation when a creator cant access the site he creatted
after several attempts to get help i got 1 responce asking what my ip was i replied..4 days ago! nothing changed
im using an ip hiding software and 1/2 those ips stopped working
my ip was banmned because i run a sitemap updater that crawls the sitew and creates a legit sitemap
i got 1 responce about the file manager..useless ands about the ning sitemaop ..agai useless since it only lists 10 out of the 800,000 urls in my site
i've had my ip banned for properly running my site (all sites should have a sitemap with every urul in the site in the sitemap) and when i tell them im unable to manage or even access my site properely i get no help
its just rediculouse that its taking so long when this should be a top proioritry to return my access rights
this spam filter sux bad i had 2 ppl added to the watchlist both legit ppl looking for help! both when i clicked not a spammer were deleted or banned..or just disapeared not to be found in suspended or members lists just..gone posts profiles everything
why does choosing not a spammer delete them?
now im sure ui have 2 really pissed off new members
and i cant find them or remember the names even
except the 1 was chuck wirth some numbers behind it