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Thread poster: xxxjsl
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Mar 16, 2004

Currently, a non-member named SP has been posting KudoZ questions successively: more than 25 J>E questions within 20 minutes. It is too much exceeded. During the successive submission, I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question, and it was like a storm. I think that there should be some measures, in particular, for non-members.

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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Contact the moderator Mar 16, 2004

Hi Daisuke,
Why don't you raise an attention of the JAP-ENG moderator? At the bottom of each question there is a link "Call to this question", you can alert the moderator at any time and the link to the question is attached automatically.

HTH
Magda



[Edited at 2004-03-16 20:40]


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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Review your email preferences settings... Mar 16, 2004

daisuke wrote:

Currently, a non-member named SP has been posting KudoZ questions successively: more than 25 J>E questions within 20 minutes. It is too much exceeded. During the successive submission, I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question, and it was like a storm. I think that there should be some measures, in particular, for non-members.


Dear daisuke,
a large number of questions is normal fare in other language pairs, as some of them have extremely high level of KudoZ activity, and the growing popularity of the KudoZ area has called for several email limitation measures.


An excessive traffic on your incoming email box can be limited in several ways:

(1)
Non members can only post questions classified as Easy, and the option to subscribe only to Pro/Easy questions is a first line of action available to you.

(2)
Recently the site has also implemented a new email selective filtering system, based on subjects and specializations.
You can define the fields on which you want to receive notifications, and cut-off any unwanted traffic in other fields.
You can visit the page with your email settings and set them according to your preferences.

(3)
Finally, a third possibility, would be to limit the actual number of questions posted, in particular by non members, and this is also under consideration by the site. It is not yet entirely defined in its details, but a real possibility in the near future.


Regards
Gianfranco




[Edited at 2004-03-16 20:53]


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xxxjsl
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Thanks Mar 16, 2004

Thanks, Magda and Gianfranco.

I instead sent a message to the ProZ staff, not to the moderator, but I hope that they will contact the moderator.

I know how to change the settings for e-mail notification, but that's not my point. I know many of non-member submissions, as well as member submissions, are worth while to be answered, but the number--in particular, from the same non-member--should be considered well enough, too. To me, two or three (or even five) would be fine, but more than 10 successive questions, to say the least, will be too much.


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xxxsarahl
Local time: 17:50
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ignore the questions Mar 16, 2004

Konnichiwa.
It happens all the time in French-English. Most of us have decided to just ignore the people who abuse the site. Sometimes we tell them they shouldn't accept the jobs they're not qualified for. At this time, the best we can do is ignore the people who sugiru.(sorry, I can't think of an English equivalent.)


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Moderators availability Mar 16, 2004

daisuke wrote:
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To me, two or three (or even five) would be fine, but more than 10 successive questions, to say the least, will be too much.
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Dear daisuke,

Please feel free to contact the Japanese-English moderator, and point out the questions and this discussion, but please consider that all the ProZ.com moderators are volunteers that cannot possibly be present or intervene instantly, in particular if 25 questions are posted in 20 minutes, as in this case.

Even when they were available all day, an incident like this may happen in the time necessary to prepare a cup of tea...
Thank you in advance for your understanding.


As you can see at my point no.3 above, what you are expressing, as your views on limiting the maximum number of questions by non members, is an option already under advanced stage of consideration, and it may provide the final solution for any similar case.


Regards
Gianfranco


[Edited at 2004-03-16 21:35]


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Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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Sorry, I don't get your point Mar 17, 2004

What do you mean by:

"I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question,"?

How can it be that you get 25 e-mails per question? What are you talking about?

And, even if this is the case, the one to blame is not the one who sent the question, but it is due to a technical issue with the site.

I remember this happening to myself when just having been suscribed to the site for two days. I received a huge load of nasty e-mails then, though no way I was to blame.

So, be careful with your statements.

And sending 25 questions within 20 minutes: so what?! You are free to just ignore and delete them aren't you?!

Cheers

Steffen


daisuke wrote:

Currently, a non-member named SP has been posting KudoZ questions successively: more than 25 J>E questions within 20 minutes. It is too much exceeded. During the successive submission, I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question, and it was like a storm. I think that there should be some measures, in particular, for non-members.


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Misunderstanding Mar 17, 2004

Steffen Pollex wrote:
What do you mean by:

"I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question,"?

How can it be that you get 25 e-mails per question? What are you talking about?
...


Dear Steffen,

daisuke surely meant to say 25+ messages, one for each of the questions posted.


Steffen Pollex wrote:
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And, even if this is the case, the one to blame is not the one who sent the question, but it is due to a technical issue with the site.
...


There are currently no known issues or technical problems with the KudoZ notifications sent.

In the distant past we had a few instances of a problem, when multiple notifications were sent out for the same question. You are probably referring to that problem, a technical glitch that happened, if I'm not mistaken, some time in the early 2002, and never happened again since, and they were not "nasty emails", just repeated notifications...

I believe that daisuke has not experienced anything similar, just a stream of questions from a visitor to the site.

Best regards
Gianfranco


[Edited at 2004-03-17 00:33]


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lien
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you can choose Mar 21, 2004

daisuke wrote:
During the successive submission, I (and other members who subscribe the KudoZ notification) had to receive 25+ separate messages for each question, and it was like a storm.


Look here :
http://www.proz.com/index.php3?sp=bb/new


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