Piwik forums: "Report post" button disappeared?


Unfortunately, the Piwik forums do seem to attract quite a lot of spam posts. :frowning:

Whenever I visit the forums, if I see any spam posts (sadly, I usually see at least one), I usually report them, so that they can be removed, but it seems that after a recent change the “Report post” button is no longer present?

How should we report spam posts now? In particular, there seems to be a user (possibly a bot) who has signed up very recently and has already posted over a dozen posts, the main purpose of which appear to be to spam a (possibly dodgy) web link. Although some of the user’s posts contain some small amount of vaguely-relevant content, I have a feeling that either they are automated Eliza-like responses to earlier comments, or, if human-written, are still primarily posted just to spam their web link.

I looked in the forum Control Center to see if there was a “Contact forum admins” link, but could not find one. I looked in the “Private Messages” section and there are a lot of usernames listed which either appear to be spammers or spambots (users with odd ‘auto-generated-sounding’ names) and also usernames which are either URIs or attempted XSS injection code.

Possibly there needs to be a removal of bogus forum users and/or an update or hardening of the forum software (if someone has the time, of course - I’m afraid I don’t have the spare time to volunteer to help)?

Thanks, as ever, to everybody who helps contribute towards Piwik and to offering advice in the forums.

(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Thanks for feedback. we are looking for regular forum users to help with administrate spam on the forums! if you can please get in touch