Spam reporting thread #51
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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.)
It should, but I guess I'm a belt-and-suspenders spamfighter!
And on another spam fighter topic, I've noticed there are lots of suppressed spam works (having met the vote requirements) with active spam accounts that can still spam us all... in other words, the spammer profiles are still alive and kicking because the member who flagged the spam works didn't flag the spammer. Many times I wait to flag the spammer until after voting is complete because seeing the account profile is often helpful in voting. And in those cases, I bookmark the spammer profile and go back to flag it once I see the work(s) have enough votes to be removed.
ETA: Topic is already gone.
If by "book covers for profiles" you are referring to author pages, then, yes, those are are not only not welcome, they are flaggable.
But if you are referring to an author's personal profile, it's perfectly fine to use book covers (unless, of course, they're X-rated, which is a TOS violation).
Could someone clean out all the quick links marked for deletion here? https://www.librarything.com/editquicklinks/online:booksellers
I check these quicklinks periodically for spam, duplicates, etc., but ordinary members can't delete them, so I just put the bad ones under the "delete me" heading. Jeremy used to delete them back in the day, but I don't think anyone's been checking this page in a long time.
I do gently point out that I left the standard comment on the profile, and the snippy comment here (and not there).
That was simply a note to say that the guy was dead.
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Plus about 20 spam works. Translation of the works is above, though it changes based on the school.
I'm not hugely surprised. A lot of authors seem to think that "recommend a book about . . . " is license to recommend their own.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/DianeHall (standard caveats apply, no flagging the profile, etc etc)
I have not (yet) left a message on the profile.
Multiple spam works entered by each, already flagged and gone, but these members' accounts still remain.
Chinese Diploma spammer, or whatever that is. 247 entries, all flagged. But I haven't flagged the profile, so that the "reviews" can stand during voting.
In addition, there are 250 reviews, and 251 works (the first entry didn't get a "review").
Still needs more flags. The profile is not yet suspended.
DO NOT FLAG http://www.librarything.com/profile/Sandydog1
ETA: The reason this one didn't get flagged down appears to have been all the (spam) works they added to the account. The provisional spam system takes into account whether or not the account has books in it. I'm talking to Tim about whether there's any way we can track if books that are added are or are not spam, and get the account zapped accordingly.
Note: I've temporarily reactivated the account while we look into this, so if you see it back up and running for a moment, don't panic!
ETA: I've left a note on her profile.
or email: email@example.com
ETA: All fixed.
I really love the new system, which seems to work better (sure, there's rare cases, but it's such an improvement over the battles we were fighting before).
Member already gone, as he tried a topic in Book Talk as well.
They have also been members for a long time, so should know better. Probably a new staff member.
Whew. Already stopped. Off to Hades for gasdfasfa01.
ETA: All gone now. I really love the new system. I really really do.
ETA: OK, this was a legit work added by a legit user, but the suspended spammer has learned how to use CK (OH SHIT, THEY'RE ADAPTING! :-p) and added a canonical spam title.
Bottom line: PLEASE VOTE AGAINST MY SPAM FLAG ON THE WORK.
There were lots more but the tombstone is in place.
I've also flagged http://www.librarything.com/groups/americanhistorybooks
but not http://www.librarything.com/profile/johnsmith10a10
Because it looks like author spam to me.
Hah! Profile suspended too, now.
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sock-puppet. Joined today, with one book which just happens to be the one they're pushing.
(Some of these have already found oblivion, and some still need flags. I've left a note on the profile.)
http://www.librarything.com/topic/229702#5698205 (join to post/flag)
There's more, but I'm wearing out.
ETA: Profile for sockpuppet mentioned in >143 yolana:
One more for Anna
Another peep out of Anna and I'll be very tempted to flag her profile.
Wonder if some punctuation could make that work in a book...
The topic will probably be gone, by now. Even though I believe this is just another drive-by author, he or she deserves the same chance as any other.
Yep, topic is gone (it was on Book Talk).
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We saw a rash of these a while back, and corporate headquarters of the company assured us it would stop.
I'll leave the usual info on profile
It's a spam about how to spam!
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If no one else contacts her, I'll do it in a bit, but I'm still drinking that all-important first cup of coffee, and have no competence.
I don't think just flagging the profile is going to fix this one.
Now that I have competence and diplomacy skills, I'll go off and leave a note on Lorannen's profile.
ETA: Never mind. Reviews are now suppressed as well.
We'll just have to wait for Loranne to show up and wave her magic wand.
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Not sure on this one though
Thanks for letting me know of the discussion. I didn't see that thread.
I've left a note.