Spam reporting thread #46
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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.)
No, normally it should be done after about 200 posts.
The work listed is also spam.
Profile (for information only - do not flag): https://www.librarything.com/profile/Ellie_Masters
...unless you're saying that those two are one and the same...
Truthfully, the third account in that group seems a bit odd, also.
(and the caveat remains the same: Please do NOT flag the profiles.)
I'm so cynical.
>33 gilroy: Ir's more than just a little naivete' going on here. It seems very calculated. Sockpuppets is a good first pass, yes.
I's Amused. They now have a thread asking about the group flags.
As I was posting, gone
Please do NOT flag the profile.
(In this case of hit and run, I'm not going to bother leaving a note on the profile. I'm betting against it being read.)
Please do not flag
He left me an unsolicited note on my profile telling me about his new book. I responded with a polite note pointing him to the TOS and How Authors Can Use LibraryThing pages.
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ETA: Quick disappearance
Perhaps someone has already fixed it.
Odd business, that.
>109 gilroy: I guess I should have looked at the history!
Now that I found that and looked at it, I found the original text and copied it back in. Maybe what I should have done originally was to undo the edit that inserted the spam link using the history page?
I'd have probably understood more what you were trying to say if that was an area I was more familiar with. Thanks for your persistence.
ETA: Just for the sake of consistency, this is the profile of the person who put those links in to advertise (yes, it's another enthusiastic author). Please do NOT flag the profile. Placing here only because it's good to track this kind of thing.
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Profile already suspended but group still alive.
Eighteen minutes later, group is also gone.
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Thread title: amysisson's 2016 book list
new member http://www.librarything.com/profile/barakso already gone.
and the book in the catalog is spam.
And so do others.
And they are gone, too.
(the author: https://www.librarything.com/profile/MarkLeeSheppard not to be flagged obvs)
Accidentally clicked to save this thread and meant to permakill it...
That might look innocent enough, except that the whole point of the thread begun was almost certainly to talk about this book.
Originally, the profile was a cover for this book, although it's now been changed to a stock image.
I just looked for this book on Amazon, and was a bit confused, at first. It seemed well reviewed and all...
...except that Amazon has fallen prey to its own success (i.e. don't trust the good reviews).
I flagged the comment he made about the book. I haven't flagged the profile, and I haven't bothered posting a comment on the profile, since the other two didn't seem to sink in. I just made a comment on the thread. I dunno.
there are a lot of the packers and movers groups
Ooops, gone before I could finish this message.