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    • You know who you are and you know what you you’ve done.

      As one of the moderators here, I just wanted to say thank you for your rapid response. It’s greatly appreciated.

    • I'd like to join StephenL and also Thank You!

      You are truly helping us run our Cake community smoothly for everyone to enjoy. 🙏

    • For those of us who are not administrators, I don't think there is any way to send private messages on Cake. There have been times that I would have preferred to have handled something through a private message.

      Whether there is a way for those who moderate Cake to communicate privately or not, I don't know.

      My guess is that one of the users on Cake notified the Cake administrators by flagging something that was posted to Cake which is contrary to Cake's terms of use.

    • Didn't know you couldn't do private. Still, you'd think someone saved Cake from a meteor or something, not just reported spam. :shrug:

    • We had a couple of bots sign up in the middle of the night and posted SEO spam. One of our members on the other side of the globe spotted it and flagged it. So in the morning we immediately took care of it.

      We have a few tools in place to prevent this, but once in a while, some spammers get through. Given how much we try to facilitate great conversations on Cake, any spam is embarrassing.

      As Shewmaker pointed out, all conversations on Cake are public, and there is no way to message between members privately. @Shewmaker your guess was spot on.

      No meteors were spotted heading for Cake. We are just overly thankful for our members who take the extra step to help us.

    • I would suggest a modification to the Cake software that would hide a post automatically as soon as it is reported and place it into a moderation queue for review. There is some potential for abuse in this method, but you could tune it so that there's a threshold number of reports beyond which the post is hidden. This system works well for us on Dgrin--like Cake, people are well-behaved there, so the threshold is one.

    • I would suggest a modification to the Cake software that would hide a post automatically as soon as it is reported and place it into a moderation queue for review. There is some potential for abuse in this method, but you could tune it so that there's a threshold number of reports beyond which the post is hidden. This system works well for us on Dgrin--like Cake, people are well-behaved there, so the threshold is one.

      I love that idea since as moderators we get notifications when stuff is flagged, so it wouldn’t stay in a holding queue for long if it was a legit post. Tagging @Vilen and @kevin on this.

    • Kevin is working on it. He's been busy with performance enhancements for the last while, especially after the outages in December. We hope you're feeling them. It's fast here in Morocco.

    • We hope you're feeling them.

      Too early to tell: my iPhone requires to be on WiFi when it does updates overnight and I forgot to turn it off until the other day. My cellular connection is much faster than our WiFi, and therefore where I would notice a faster reload of pages from Kevin’s performance improvement. I think the Whistleblower thread will always be a beast to load, as well as to update with new posts. It would be nice to be able to archive the first couple hundred posts in that thread to another conversation. The Well does a nice job of that: Post 1 of the current thread has a link to all the archived posts. I believe @jpop is on the Well and may be better able to describe it.