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7:11 PMFighting Spam!
This update addresses a quite widespread problem that causes considerable inconvenience to administrators and moderators. As you can see in the title, the update includes new anti-spam tools, as well as the tools to prevent spam. You will also find some information on effectiveness of anti-spam measures in general. Unfortunately, as a rule any protection measures have only a temporary effect, and spammers quickly adjust to the new conditions, use various workarounds and new tactics. All this resembles an actual war - an informational war where one side (site and e-mail owners) has to hold the defense, and the other side (spammers) looks for loopholes and attempts to attack unprotected websites. It's too early to talk about complete destroying of the enemy, but I would like to tell about individual episodes that help us approach our common victory.
Anti-spam Filter For Comments
As you can see there are tons of spam posts in comments. If we didn't filter them, in a month we would have 25 million of unnecessary posts on our site, and in a year the number would approach 300 million. The spam filtering system works according to a fairly simple principle. Each posted entry goes through a large number of simple rules - and the posts that do not match any of them are recognized as normal and are not blocked. Triggering of a rule depends on whether the checked post has certain features. For example, words from the list of banned words or certain links. Rules are constantly being added and improved, learning from examples of the added spam posts. This system allows to effectively, and most importantly quickly, check large volumes of entries. Surely no system is perfect, if your comment was mistakenly deleted the best solution in this situation would be to contact our support and to request restoration of the deleted comments. Analysis of mistakenly deleted comments and entries helps educate the filtration system and reduce the number of similar situations in future. The above-described mechanism of the filtration system works post factum.
Instant Spam Filtering
This is a completely new mechanism of spam filtering that has already been launched. The operation principle of this system is built on instant ("on the fly") analyzing of posted messages and making a decision whether it is spam or not. The system is closely connected to the mechanism of pre-moderation and therefore the risk to lose normal comments by mistake is really low, as they are simply sent for pre-moderation. The site owner can mark a normal comment as "not spam", and thereby train the system and prevent similar situations.
2:28 PMMy Sites App for Android!
Today we would like to present the first, beta version of our Android app "My Sites".
A Bit Of Ideology
The Internet gets more and more mobile, and as a result we strive to make our website as convenient for mobile users as possible. Our new design is responsive and well suited to mobile devices. Besides, there is an undeniable trend to have not only a website, but a mobile app as well. But let's face it: How many apps is it comfortable for you to have on a mobile phone or a tablet? How often do you use the apps located further than the second homescreen? Do you really need a separate app for each website that you visit from time to time? Certainly, it may be quite comfortable for a large news portal to have its own app for the users who read the news every day. Or for a restaurant chain that has dozens of restaurants in your city. In most other cases a separate app is too much. And even if a site or a company has its own app, it will be hardly used by anyone except the creator and a couple of others. While its development will cost efforts, time, and money. Yet we may have the need to follow news and certain information from a number of websites. For this reason we decided to develop an app that allows to add websites, choose the sections you are interested in, and get information promptly and in a convenient format. Besides, for uCoz websites it is possible to comfortably work with private messages. So, website owners get the possibility to offer the app to their users: to follow the news on a mobile device, i.e. to subscribe to their websites. It will definitely have a positive effect on audience's returns and loyalty, and the visitors won't need to install a new app for each small or medium website. When a user installs the app following the link to our website, our website will be added to the My Sites list automatically, and the user won't need to do any other actions to subscribe.
6:55 PMNew Visual Editor!
6:32 PMRelease of Social Bar!
Social Bar is a handy tool that allows visitors to share & bookmark pages on VenLyfe quickly and easily.
It doesn't take much space - collapsed or expanded.
If necessary, you can search VentLyfe for a specific page right from the social bar. (Note: If you're searching for a video, you have to straight to the Video Hub and search from there because videos are not included in site search.)
With the help of the service READABILITY, visitors will be able to add website pages to bookmarks and get back to them later, turns VentLyfe into clean reading view, send pages to e-readers and send them to print.