Archive for April, 2008

When a Snippet isn’t a Snippet

Published in: New Features, NewsPosted by Jon Henshaw on 04/09/08

We’ve been getting a lot of snippet entries that are really just spam. Thanks to users like Frank B., we’ve been able to react to it as quickly as possible. However, a better solution for handling this spam is to give our users the ability to flag these snippets themselves.

We’ve implemented a new “Report this Snippet” link that’s located beneath each code snippet box. Clicking on this link will notify us if you think the snippet is spam. There’s also a built in threshold to take the snippet offline if enough unique users click the link.

We’ll see how this system works and will adjust it accordingly. As always, thank you for using Snipplr!