Spam reporting thread #43
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Distinguish between the following, and flag the highest level of the violation:
-- Type 1: Irredeemable commercial spam: make sure to flag the member's profile, as well as the spammy activity. This type includes things selling strollers, pharmaceuticals, live-streaming sports games, porn, and/or trying to create traffic/links to sites for such things. Sufficient profile flags will automatically result in temporary suspension and deletion of the member's activity, so use your profile-flagging powers wisely and carefully.
-- Type 2: Teachable moments: DO NOT flag the member's profile, but DO flag the violating activity (e.g. self-promotional Talk post, group, or local venue). This type includes promotional activity that violates the Terms of Service (TOS), but where the member is potentially redeemable, e.g. overzealous authors, overzealous publishers, or other members with small TOS violations but who are otherwise using the site legitimately. These cases should be reported to staff (by sending a message or email to staff and/or or posting on this thread), so the member can be taught how to use the site.
-- Overzealous authors or publishers (these fall under type 2): do NOT flag the member's profile. Report to staff here or privately. You can also send the member a polite message pointing them to the terms, mentioning the "no promoting" language, and pointing them to the Do's and Don't page for authors: http://www.librarything.com/about_authors.php
-- Suspected sock-puppetry to promote a book, write fake reviews, and/or stack ratings: do not flag the profile, but report to staff here or by message, so staff can investigate. This is a serious violation for which members can be permanently banned.
-- Profile flags for commercial spammers only (type 1): On the member's profile page, click on the "report for spam" link, then follow instructions to flag the member. Again, this is only for commercial spam, not for "overzealous" authors, publishers, or booksellers, which should be reported to staff instead. See Talk post: http://www.librarything.com/topic/85810
-- Spam or promotional posts in a Talk topic (type 1 or 2): flag the post as an abuse of the terms of service.
-- Spam or promotional groups (types 1 and 2): flag new groups using the "flag this group" link.
-- Spam lists: report in this thread, and flag the member if it's commercial spam.
-- Spam works (type 1 spam): flag the work as spam on the work's editions page, and then vote on proposed work spam. Make sure to read the guidelines before proposing or voting, especially for what is not spam. Voting page: http://www.librarything.com/spam_works.php
-- Spam in a review (type 1), or an explicitly promotional review (type 2): flag the review as an abuse of the TOS, using the red flag.
-- Spam or promotion in "published reviews," or other CK fields (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete.
-- Spam or egregious promotion/advertising in venues or events (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete. Note that authors are permitted to add events for their books.
-- Spam in book links / quick links: post here and/or edit to remove spam.
-- Spam author names listed on a work: No current procedure. Tim has asked us not to change CK to indicate spammers, and not to combine spam authors together.
-- Not sure if it's spam? Post here, and explain why.
Please note that Tim has asked us not to use either CK or the combining system (whether works or authors) for spam fighting.
For more information see these wiki pages:
Procedures for flagging and reporting spam: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Spam#Procedures_for_flagging_and_repo....
Spam works, guidelines for flagging and voting: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/HelpThing:Spam_works
(A copy of these guidelines, for pasting in new threads, can be found here or at the top of previous threads.)
The spam pictures are at
You cannot flag a profile or group image, only venue and author images.
=message business trips
15 threads and counting
Off to flag topics (sometimes that seems to help).
can't flag it but at least the bot has been suspended
apparently the spammer forgot to include the annoying message or maybe didn't post correctly
I think the admins will have to kill it
word salad with some kind o "style" link
builds better gay relationships through understanding personality types
how to business online
real estate closing
cheap car insurance
human growth hormone
hire a professional SEO
prepackaged nurses' mailing lists
staffing, web design
There's nothing at all that creating an account has, other than the act of doing so. Trust me, as quick as new bots show up (when we're dealing with an onslaught), the account creation takes somewhere under 30 seconds.
The test you mention would probably not be something Tim would like in any case. He prefers not to put stumbling blocks to people wanting to join up, and I only disagree with him for a few minutes during the time we're fighting bots. Otherwise, he really has the right idea. Welcoming is better.
I really value LT, and don't mind spending time now and then manning the catapults (so to speak). It's a nice comfortable place, and Tim is stuck with me. :-}
By the way, as a veteran spam fighter, I've spent many hours in the pursuit of keeping our LT home clean because I, too, value LT immensely. I regret if I conveyed dissatisfaction.
ETA: I wonder how well it really slows the new account creation mentioned above, in >59 rybie2:
This one at least has pictures in it.
A bit of author spam tucked in among all the bloody bots!
It's late, I'm tired; I'm going to bed but I'm sure more bots will be along shortly.
Gee it was gone in the same minute!! I love it, the quickness, I mean.
Welcome to the fight. I'm humming Kung Foo Fighting.
persistent little buggers...
Man, kids today.