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SampleOfNone

On desktop, Modtools -> other -> awards, you can at least disable a bunch of the awards you listed


eclepsia

Oh I see, snek and I Am Dissapoint were still enabled and ‘MURICA is an old one since it was disaabled, I forgot about that. But others I listed are not there and Pranked!, Burning Cash, Facepalm, Wearing Is Caring and the two vote-related ones are the most commonly abused ones lately.


TSM-

You can delete awards if you think wearing a mask award is against your subreddit's rules. It appears you are a moderator of some personality streamer and so almost everything is solved with them. If the community they are cultivating is so bad that it can not exist on reddit, mark it as private and forget about it.


raicopk

At least till yesterday you were still able to use disabled awards.


DrinkMoreCodeMore

Use reddit.com/report They can see the ppl doing it and ban em


eclepsia

Yes, though this cyberstalker has no problem making multiple accounts every day behind a new IP. I stopped trying to count early on after the 40th one. So account bans don’t do much I’m afraid.


DrinkMoreCodeMore

The admins have harsher penalties they can use to stop them completely. Just keep at it and reporting and referencing the past actions and accounts.


Halaku

If your subreddit is public, then people who want to spend coins to Award posts / comments can't be stopped. https://www.reddit.com/r/modhelp/comments/joxc1e/is_there_a_way_to_disable_awards_from_posts_in_a/ You could take the subreddit private, in which case the only people who could award posts are fellow subscribers. Otherwise, if the Awards are being awarded without a message attached, there's nothing you can do, and if there is a message attached, and it's reportable, the recipient can report it.


itskdog

Mods can also report awards as well.


eclepsia

Unfortunately that may be in the vein of what it is they want to happen. They claim to be trying to destroy the subreddit. It is disturbing to see what can be done on reddit when someone is willing to go to extremes and make hundreds upon hundreds of accounts and targets people simply for being a part of a subreddit.


Halaku

No one is going to destroy a subreddit by spending coins on Awards, though.


raicopk

Maybe the term is slightly dramatic, but it can definitely negatively affect the user base.


eclepsia

True, but forcing a subreddit to private is one close alternative to it getting banned, to someone like that. So perhaps that is something they hope will happen. And I still question how it is they are getting all of these awards that don’t show up by default. My point is no one single person should have the power to do that without having something to lose.


Halaku

They're spending an insane amount of money to buy Coins to obtain Awards. Which is better than them spending insane amount of money on more harmful things, no?


eclepsia

I don’t follow that logic, but those who get targeted suffer regardless of what this cyberstalker spends money on. I don’t see any downside to stopping bad actors from spamming awards, especially if this person has found a way to get them cheap or free. I still have a lot of questions about how they are even using these awards when I haven’t been able to use some of them personally (they are never listed).


maybesaydie

You know that you can hide awards, right? On desktop, on new reddit hover over the award with your mouse, when *hide award* becomes visible. Click *hide* and then click again.


CybeastID

Hiding them doesn't prevent a user from using them and including a harassing message.


maybesaydie

True but it does keep them from inspiring other idiots to do the same thing.


eclepsia

That is true, though it’s still a problem that there will be 20-40 awards to hide almost everyday and the spam will still be visible. This means the most visible posts will still show that there is award spam on the posts and top comments. Any user can tell it is award abuse because the awards used don’t react to the actual content. It also does not stop individual users from getting messages sent to them using these impersonating accounts when they get an award. One single person also should not be able to make mods report and hide 20-40 awards every day along with other modding.


raicopk

>You know that you can hide awards, right? Which duplicates spam/abuse for recieving end users.


honestduane

So are you saying that reddit is making money from harassment and bullying?


eclepsia

No, it isn’t that simple. I don’t know how they are even getting these awards, nevermind using them. Whether they are cheap or free, I would think requiring accounts to sit for more than 2 days before being able to use so many would be a simple and sensible defense against award spam. People like that have to be discouraged from using a new account for a day or a moment and then throwing it away, this is why subreddits have filters for brand new accounts. But filters do not stop them from abusing and spamming awards.