In October of 2014 the Odoo forum website started to see consistent spammers. I began a mailing list tread to document them in the hopes that Odoo would put some safeguards in the software. One change was suggested by odoo, implimented and merged. The use of the search engine spider "nofollow" on all links to low karma users
In December of 2014 forum user zbik posted a forum thread on the topic of how spammers are using the odoo.com forum to get google listings even on closed and deleted threads.
Now the forum has had some 2,000 spam posts in the last few hours. I hope that Saas-6 will finally introduce some real spam tools into the forum software.
A very simple answer: Nothing at this point.
Odoo has other priorities such as development of new modules and rewriting the old ones, this has a very low priority.
For all of the people that read this and are annoyed by this spam I'd suggest to have a look at the official Github issue made by Stephen: https://github.com/odoo/odoo/issues/3460#issuecomment-76681606If you are annoyed by this and want a solution I'd suggest you to post there. Give them suggestions, let them know you do not like it, write patches,... Perhaps this will convince Odoo that steps need to be taken!
An official post from Odony (Olivier) confirms that there will not change anything before the next Odoo / SaaS version:
I'm still following this thread but I also explained what we plan to do about it in the next version https://github.com/odoo/odoo/issues/3460#issuecomment-61968508. Our forum system is heavily inspired by StackExchange, why not get the inspiration there, where it's working and scaling? Akismet-like stuff, captchas or integration with third-party tools definitely sound out-of-scope. Why wouldn't a first-post/first-comment moderation queue (just like on SE) work just fine, with zero setup (just tick the box to enable it)?
With kind regards,
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