Long-time Drupal users who attempt to post on groups.drupal.org frequently get frustrated when their posts are incorrectly blocked as spam. The only practical solution is to grant such users the "bypass mollom" privilege if and when they complain loudly enough. Users who do not complain, or who simply stop using groups.drupal.org (and other mollom-protected sites), are invisibly part of the overall problem.
Trusted users should be automatically granted the "bypass mollom" privilege. But who is trusted? Some possible criteria:
- Users who have been in good standing (i.e. not reported as being a spammer) for X amount of time.
- Users who have successfully posted X number of non-spam nodes or comments.
Add controls to the Mollom module settings page that allow site administrators to instruct Mollom how to decide who should be "trusted".
User interface changes
Users who meet the "trusted" criteria need never see the hated CAPTCHA or "Your post has been blocked as spam" message again.
Original discussion in #1286660: Replace mollom with a different preventive spam blocking tool
- #9 by pillarsdotnet
- How about granting "bypass mollom" to any account that has successfully posted (x) number of non-spam comments already?
- #10 by greggles
- @pillarsdotnet, we had a similar system but it seems it got broken somewhere along the way.
I've now made it a drush command that I can run on g.d.o periodically which will hopefully be more resilient.
- #11 by rfay
- I'd be interested in the drush command being in a repo... Seems like a valuable feature. Actually... it should probably be in mollom.