So I've spent some time reporting Aimi
's duplicates (including double
and even triple
, meaning he shared the same resource
2 and 3 times all by himself).
It gave me a perspective that almost 90% of resources he "shared" are duplicates.
Same thing goes to Natsu
, they also don't seem to check for duplicates before posting.
But that's only one side of a problem.. I can understand spamming same resources over and over if uploaders at least were reuploading files to better places
. No, they don't do it. They just copy and paste all the HTML from a shitty website, convert it to BBCode and hit submit.
All images are hotlinked
How long will it take the websites to deny access to their images from other sites? One click of a button. And now all the "resources" are screwed.
Also, now that I know what website this resource was copy-pasted from, I can just go there and download the files without spending credits.
Same goes to the shitty file sharing sites all these websites use. A new user needs to register here, spend 5 hours and write 25 messages just to see the same crappy links as all other trash websites use?
So basically, almost all the resources that are shared by the people above have zero value
Do the admins really need copy-pasted content from other blogs? It's easier to make a parsing/posting script for this purpose and add 100000 trash threads in 1 day. Why do you ask (and allow) users to do it?
The solution is simple: MAKE THE RULES
1. Checking for duplicate resources is a MUST
2. Download links to Mega.nz ONLY (as the best cloud-sharing site without waiting/ads for now)
3. There MUST be a description
4. There MUST be at least one image of what's shared
5. All images MUST be rehosted to imgur.com (as the best image hosting for now), NOT hotlinked
And not required, but highly recommended:
6. Link to a live preview page
7. Link to a sales page
Also, I advise to exclude Aimi
from Christmas contest for excessive spamming, he was clearly using the situation that admins and moderators were not paying attention to him.