The latest spam/potential phisher trick (as in "latest only in terms of recent apparent push" and not in the "never been done before" sense) is to post a spam diary with a name and phone number. The diaries get caught and marked as SPAM pretty quickly, but I'd like to request that, if possible, a feature be set up so that a diary marked as SPAM by at least 1 staff member or admin gets removed from the Recent Diaries list.
I don't know how the listing is created behind the scenes, but if it's a simple filter query perhaps a tweak could ensure that it drops SPAM diaries from showing...? Admins could have (if they don't already) a separate folder/space/page where they could list the SPAM diaries for administrative review / sanity check prior to deletion (if they get deleted)...
Granted, this site has a ton of traffic and a huge mega-firehose of diaries that flood through at any given point in time, so this could add to the already-high administrative burden. I'm not sure if it could help or hinder the overall functionality and whether it would make admin tasks and spam monitoring easier or not, or simply more complex & time intensive.
Would appreciate thoughts/comments if folks have a moment...and if there's a plan or functionality in place that I'm simply unaware of, I'd love to learn more.
It's a bummer to see the increase in spam in the recent list, tho it's nice to know that the site has a strong appeal due to the growth, strength, and insight of the community.
That is all. There is nothing below the fold.