The new forum will be using a system where the first 2 messages of new users
need to be approved before they show in the forum. After we see that they are
sincerely registered to get help with Inkscape, we don't worry about them
anymore, and all future messages, after the first 2, are posted immediately.
This has worked very well for the current 3rd party forums, and I expect it will
continue to work well in the new forum (as long as we don't have trouble finding
enough moderators). This way, spam is Never seen, not even for a short while.
(Well, not unless a moderator is tricked -- those human spammers can be so very
clever :-( )
I would not be opposed to a similar system for the gallery. I don't see any
reason why it wouldn't work for the gallery too (as long as the member sees a
message after they upload the image, that it is going through moderation before
they see it).
I don't know how hard that would be to implement on the development side of the
I suspect that we will eventually use the same moderators for both forum and
gallery. Although in the beginning, they will be separate (as far as I
From: ar j
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 11:24 AM
Subject: [Inkscape-docs] New Gallery System Proposal
The current system makes spam a real bore for admins.
I propose a new gallery system. A static site for displaying images (no need for
The moderation system is used to verify pictures. They are then approved. Then
we have a manual (or automated) build system that adds the pics.
We can then ask people to provide more info when submitting pics. In the case of
blanks we wonder if spam or other format or what.
The moderation system becomes then a verifying system, giving mods some work to
Currently, i tried few times checking in the past but lightning fast brynn
always has already marked wrong ones. My duty is then to vote. Not enough work
to do i think is the reason mods sleep.
The rate of submission is also not so high.
(btw check out JamStack)
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