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SteveJohnson

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Prevent duplicate ad posts
« on: December 16, 2016, 04:05:10 am »
Hello,
What do you recommend for stopping duplicate posts?

Currently i am using Tuffclassified theme (which has spam protection inbuilt - it checks title and description for duplication). I will soon use another theme so i will lose this function.

Wondered what others use to stop duplication.
Thanks!
« Last Edit: December 17, 2016, 01:33:00 am by stevejohnson »

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 07:46:21 am »
Come on guys, reply. I think this is quite a valid topic

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 02:42:17 am »
Hi

Not sure if there exists a mechanism within Osclass to achieve this but you can try the following plugins:

First One Plugin 1.3.3
Gives the users the freedom to push their Ads to the top. This way they will have fewer tendencies to post duplicates

Activate Deactivate Item 3.0.1
This is useful for those who want to pause their Ads for certain duration and reactivate when needed.


Hope this helps.


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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 08:14:46 am »
Not sure if there exists a mechanism within Osclass to achieve this but you can try the following plugins:
--- There does exist a mechanism in oslclass to mark as spam/ block, but i have no idea how this works, as duplicate ads even with the exact same title and description is never marked as spam.

First One Plugin 1.3.3
Gives the users the freedom to push their Ads to the top. This way they will have fewer tendencies to post duplicates
--- This plugin has nothing to do with spam, this is a plugin to move an item to the top.

Activate Deactivate Item 3.0.1
This is useful for those who want to pause their Ads for certain duration and reactivate when needed.s
--- This plugin is for activating and deactivating ads. Again, nothing to do with spam.

The only solution i see is the plugin by Michael (https://market.osclass.org/plugins/security/spam-solution-plugin_318) . But i still don't get what is the spam/block inbuild function in the osclass core. And why doesn't it work for such a basic feature.
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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 04:01:17 pm »
I don't think the core of Osclass has ANY spam filters or duplicate checks.


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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 05:11:42 pm »
I don't think the core of Osclass has ANY spam filters or duplicate checks.

I guess so. Are you using some automated way to stop duplication Aficionado, or manually removing them? Some users just keep copy pasting multiple times, and it's quite annoying .
Thanks.

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2016, 05:23:14 pm »
I guess so. Are you using some automated way to stop duplication Aficionado, or manually removing them? Some users just keep copy pasting multiple times, and it's quite annoying .
Thanks.

No i don't have any checks like that. And to be honest i don't know how feasible it is, since imagine to check every new ad Topic against my 10.000+ posted ads. Not sure but this could pose a lot of server load and i don't want that.



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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2016, 06:16:40 pm »
There is a modified version of spamkiller plugin that check for similar ads published before and block the new ad.
If i remeber well, it check only between the ads with the same email.
You can surf this post to see if you find a working version http://forums.osclass.org/plugins/(new-plugin)-spam-killer/

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2016, 06:42:12 pm »
There is a modified version of spamkiller plugin that check for similar ads published before and block the new ad.
If i remeber well, it check only between the ads with the same email.
You can surf this post to see if you find a working version http://forums.osclass.org/plugins/(new-plugin)-spam-killer/

I haven't found any in that topic. Maybe deleted.

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 06:47:31 pm »
Come on guys, reply. I think this is quite a valid topic

The interest for valid topics is almost zero in this forum. Sad but true.

Do you know how many "valid topics" i have started and got zero interest ?


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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2016, 06:53:01 pm »

Since this is a very important issue, I put this on my priorities list and make a plugin for this purpose.


A feature that is still missing for my page

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2016, 06:53:21 pm »
I have a version working on my sites, but is highly customized, it also check if  at least one of custom fields is filled, so i can't upload it.

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2016, 06:59:39 pm »
There is a modified version of spamkiller plugin that check for similar ads published before and block the new ad.
If i remeber well, it check only between the ads with the same email.
You can surf this post to see if you find a working version http://forums.osclass.org/plugins/(new-plugin)-spam-killer/

This plugin checks specific keywords, and marks as spam. I think it does not check duplications.. or am i missing something?
I currently use the version that is modified by Aficionado

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 07:01:12 pm »

No i don't have any checks like that. And to be honest i don't know how feasible it is, since imagine to check every new ad Topic against my 10.000+ posted ads. Not sure but this could pose a lot of server load and i don't want that.

Let's see.. If the duplications are checked only with the ads posted by one email address (one user), and not the entire DB, the load will not be that high.
I think my theme currently does the same, only checking with respect to email addresses

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Re: Prevent duplicate ad posts
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 07:03:21 pm »

Since this is a very important issue, I put this on my priorities list and make a plugin for this purpose.

A feature that is still missing for my page

Liath, you're the only one these days who is interested in making something for the community.. thank you so much.
I would like to contribute if you need any help with this..