It’s been a while since we jumped on the SpeakerRate blog. We’ve been positively distracted by other billable pursuits, but thankfully have been digging into the app recently and making some much needed bug fixes.
Some of our users experienced an over active spam filter that was designating all talks created on SpeakerRate as spam. We have made several tweaks over the past month and the filter is now behaving more effectively. Unless you’re a spammer, you should not have any difficulty creating talks from here on out. Similarly, we had a spam bot (or two) dump a ton of 2.5 ratings on a few select talks. We have implemented a fix that seems to have done the trick.
To round out our housekeeping, we deployed a fix that took care of disassociated ratings showing up on speakers’ profile pages, we added a CAPTCHA field to the comments form (for non-logged in users), and cleaned up some duplicate listings in the database. Fun!
As always, if you have any feedback, feature suggestions, or just need to report a bug, please don’t hesitate to hit us up using our feedback form.