Echo JS 0.11.0

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rauschma 27 days ago.
Two recent examples:
https://www.echojs.com/news/29225
https://www.echojs.com/news/29224

One possibility:
– Let users flag spam posts.
– Automatically hide a post if more than a certain number of people flag it.
– Check all flagged posts manually to avoid false positives and abuse.

Spamming users would have to be banned, too (maybe complemented by limiting how often a given IP address can register new users).

sillyslux 26 days ago. link 2 points
- delete accounts for spamming
- let new users solve captchas
- blacklist domains and maybe even keywords

too bad lamernews isn't made with js...
athaphian 19 days ago. link 1 point
Maybe only allow users with certain amount of Karma to post links? It seems to take karma into account when flagging posts, so why not also use it to allow/disallow posts?
gotofritz 26 days ago. link 1 point
It's obvious that the people running the site do not have the time / dedication to look after it. It wouldn't have been too hard to automatically bin all posts with 'blockchain' or 'chennai' in the title if they wanted to, for example.

EchoJS used to be my #1 source but now lags behind Reddit (where people actually discuss stuff) and Medium. Nothing gets posted here that doesn't get posted elsewhere.

TL;DR let's be honest, it's dying
athaphian 19 days ago. link 2 points
I'm reading this site regularly for some years now, I never bothered to create an account tbh until today, because of this spam thing being discussed.

Personally I don't use this site for discussion. Its a sort of news feed that I like to follow to stay informed about javascript. The more discussion oriented platforms always distract from the actual article. I like that it is not the case at EchoJS. In the case of Reddit, I never quite understood the platform.

So I'm happy this is still around!
tracker1 21 days ago. link 2 points
I was given moderator access when the site came back online... I especially do take notice when I see downvotes on articles.  However, I do have a full time job, family and other things going on so I don't always catch it all.  I can't speak for the other guys, but I do try to check a couple times a day.

I also make an effort to comment a few times a day as well.  I don't think most people are using this site for comments so much as a news feed.  I realize reddit does have more discussion, but I don't think it always works as well as a direct feed.

I don't think it's dying so much as it really never had a strong following with people that would otherwise comment.  I really do appreciate this site/feed as it does show a lot of relevant content that isn't so overloaded and is more specialized than hacker news.
gotofritz 16 days ago. link 1 point
> However, I do have a full time job,

Totally understandable, and thanks for dedicating your free time to this. It wasn't criticism of the mods, obviously. Just a cold, engineering look at what is going on (from my point of view). To me there are only two ways to approach this: more mods, and / or automodding. Neither seems likely, so I don't see myself coming here much longer. But I am sure there will be plenty other users interested in what the site has to offer!
Oliver 25 days ago. link 2 points
Yea, block things with 'blockchain' or 'coin'.

There have never been any real discussions on echo, but a great way to see some news.

I have also started using reddit, so I am not so often on echoJS anymore, but when it closed down earlier this year, people was using it regularly.

Been here almost 6 years; :D

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