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31. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 2y

Quoting Peter

Quoting mojorob

Quoting Peter

Very low-tech, but seems to work reliably enough for the purposes. And if it's not right , then that pretty much means the person's computer clock is off.

Which the person may not have any control over.

Well no, but if they're staring at that incorrect clock, then I think it's acceptable to present them with an incorrect time that is at least in sync with their incorrect time.

That presumes that they've noticed the computer has an incorrect time.

Possible scenario: they have a bus or train or whatever to catch. They spend a bit of time on TP and notice the chat is being used for the group they're interested in. The computer is wrong, say behind by 20 minutes. They don't notice the difference, but do see the time on chat and realise it's about right. They chat and base the time they need to quit by the time on chat, and due to that miss the bus or train.

It might be a bit far-fetched, but possible?

32. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 2y

Yeah, it's probably safer not to show a time at all really. Could just as easily have that same stuff-up if it was a timezone they chose, but forgot to update and it was off by 30 mins.

33. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 2y

This spam thread was added to the Australia 2014 group (presumably by the spammer to increase exposure). There's no way to undo that. (Other than deleting the thread, which I expect will happen soon enough; but what if spammers post replies to threads, and then link those threads to groups?)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-May-2014, at 15:33 by Sander ]

34. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 2y

You can only add a thread to a group if you're the one who started it. For all others it goes into a moderation queue.

Unless you are a moderator, in which case you can add any thread to the group.

35. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 2y

Ok, cool, that seems reasonably good at repelling abuse. Maybe still worth hiding a thread from a group while it's marked as spam, or at least removing it from the daily subscription email to the group members?

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