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Spam reporting thread #53

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1lilithcat
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING SPAM

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.

Specific procedures:
-- 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.)

2lilithcat
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 9, 2016, 9:35 am

Author created a group (hmm, two, actually) to flog her book: https://www.librarything.com/groups/childrenbook1 and https://www.librarything.com/groups/childrenbook

For info only - don't flag the profile: https://www.librarything.com/profile/JoannKInlaw

3davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 9, 2016, 9:36 am

I just posted Salt Lake City to the end of the last thread. Flag away!
And here's our MSA list for convenience:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas
Next: #49 -- Birmingham, AL

4davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 9:52 am

MSA #49
Birmingham, AL

https://www.librarything.com/profile/dailytextloans - Loans via SMS. Seriously. (in the UK)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/LouieGates - health care equipment
https://www.librarything.com/profile/MattReeves - UK marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/supportgmail - allegedly provides 3rd-party support for Gmail. (Seriously.)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/helpgmail - more of same
https://www.librarything.com/profile/hpprintercontact - 3rd-party support for HP printers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/StrongAuto - not autos; merchandising and advertising for autos.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/HibbettSports - yeah, sporting goods
https://www.librarything.com/profile/yourbcs - Taxicabs in Birmingham, UK
https://www.librarything.com/profile/fat3damage - weight loss. apparently damaging. includes this Madlibs gem:
Prof. Maisie Howard is upbeat Archivist who has Inspected many brochures around the theme of the topic. She lives in The Polite Preparatory situated in Derby in Las Cruces. The orator has an history of 24 weeks. Find more when you visit fat burning kitchen reviews pros and cons

https://www.librarything.com/profile/outshape56 - Plans. For removing hemorrhoids. (Not DIY plans, I hope!)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/HenryN - marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/c0nrack- online chat rooms (what is this, 1996?)

6davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:09 am

MSA #51
Rochester, NY

https://www.librarything.com/profile/toweldepot - Towels. And linens.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/5linx - become an "independent marketing representative," from home.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/claudia34 - vintage lucite products, apparently
https://www.librarything.com/profile/erning2010 - same
https://www.librarything.com/profile/rogercorea - classic cars restoration
https://www.librarything.com/profile/kenne - generic Viagra

7gilroy
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:15 am

>2 lilithcat: English as a second language?

Each children is unique and have special personality
Direct quote from the group and one post...

ETA: Noted her profile.

8davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:16 am

MSA #52
Grand Rapids, MI

https://www.librarything.com/profile/bestliftchair - yep, it's lift chairs.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/JohnLevron - a hack for the game "Singing Monsters"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/figgittymarketing - Marketing. Figgitty marketing.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/celia999 - unspecified "online business opportunity"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/clockman - online retailer of... three guesses.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/bosworthbuild - general contractors

9lilithcat
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:27 am

>7 gilroy:

I suppose there are those who would argue that Bostonians speak a language other than English. ;-)

10Lyndatrue
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:31 am

>7 gilroy: English may be a second language for her. Note the bad grammar on the two posts in the remaining group. "Like two fingers of one hand is differ with each other same with children." and "Children should be treated as they are in actual or real." are examples.

11davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:37 am

MSA #53
Tucson, AZ

https://www.librarything.com/profile/ConanMelton - imported rustic Mexican home furnishings
https://www.librarything.com/profile/TuckerAllison - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/WalkerJuarez - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/EthanWilkerson - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/RudyardHickman - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/StephenHarper - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/NobleHerrera - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/GarrettTrevino - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/TateQuinn - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/DieterClements - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/OmarFarley - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/SamsonWilcox - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/HuDavid - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/NashBenjamin - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/KasimirBenton - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/YardleyRosa - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/KaseemBishop - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/KennethSullivan - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ChadwickReed- ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/TanekMayer - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/MylesBenton - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/HoytBryan - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/LukeSalazar - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ClarkeHuber - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/MosesBurgess - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/SimonRoy1 - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/MaconJoseph - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/EzekielWelch - ditto

https://www.librarything.com/profile/tucsonrealty - real estate
https://www.librarything.com/profile/MohammadHowell - technical support for Microsoft Sharepoint in Danish.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ThomasNieves - business intelligence services in Danish
https://www.librarything.com/profile/grabbanddurando - ambulance chaser
https://www.librarything.com/profile/latitudecom - catering services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/wandac56 - overcominglowselfesteem .co .uk
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Esther7 - "secrets" regarding World of Warcraft gold.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/matoacorner27 - sound systems, in Indonesia

12davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:41 am

MSA #54
Honolulu

https://www.librarything.com/profile/SusanJScroggs - natural acne cures
https://www.librarything.com/profile/patbauman - dog crates and carriers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/angellarotz - business services of some sort. logistics? (defunct)

13davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:49 am

MSA #55

Tulsa, OK

https://www.librarything.com/profile/Shallcrosslaw1 - ambulance chasers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/pinkertonlegal - complex litigation law firm
https://www.librarything.com/profile/toddalexander12 - family & estate law firm
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Flynnlaw12 - workers comp law firm
https://www.librarything.com/profile/tulsagrandvin12 - liquor store
https://www.librarything.com/profile/lektroninc12 - LED lighting
https://www.librarything.com/profile/oxfordlerh - civil & criminal lawyers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Segall398 - UK travel agents
https://www.librarything.com/profile/kanialawoffice - anything that walks through the door
https://www.librarything.com/profile/erika3016 - appliance repair
https://www.librarything.com/profile/tieroneroofing - yes, roofing.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/bhrclawtulsa -
In a world full of lawyers, it is hard to know which firm is the right one to help you with your legal matter.
This seems especially true in Tulsa.

14lilithcat
syyskuu 9, 2016, 10:56 am

>10 Lyndatrue:

Her profile says she's a native Bostonian.

15davidgn
syyskuu 9, 2016, 11:28 am

>9 lilithcat: Hey, if I want to pronounce "floor" as a three-syllable word, that's my birthright. :-P

16Taphophile13
syyskuu 10, 2016, 12:07 am

from Down Under

http://www.librarything.com/profile/IAH_Australia - professional academic writing solutions
http://www.librarything.com/profile/aerodefence - aerospace technological parts and aircraft components
http://www.librarything.com/profile/JohnAmann - emergency first aid course
http://www.librarything.com/profile/JohniiAmann - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/thomasatwell - home removal service
http://www.librarything.com/profile/tingalpalands - landscape supplies
http://www.librarything.com/profile/mobilemidwives - midwives \not the stationary kind\
http://www.librarything.com/profile/cornilleau - French table tennis tables
http://www.librarything.com/profile/leadingedgeau - frameless eyeglasses
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jimycamron1 - trauma insurance
http://www.librarything.com/profile/parkerharris - camera insurance
http://www.librarything.com/profile/kalil432 - Great Barrier Reef tours
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jamescorner - LED torches \that's flashlights to us\
http://www.librarything.com/profile/streamdata - data solutiuons
http://www.librarything.com/profile/linkinparktoloon -
about my library: We stayed in a 1 bed apartment for a week and we're very happy. There are apartment blocks / Resorts with flashier entrance lobbies, but most where further out of town and more expensive, and as we had no car we wanted something central. The location is almost perfect. 10 minutes walk north to the main street, 10 minutes west.

http://www.librarything.com/profile/brendontrrot - gourmet pizza
http://www.librarything.com/profile/brendontrrot - more than 500 online courses
http://www.librarything.com/profile/tonerbank - toner for printers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/tonerbankau - discount toner
http://www.librarything.com/profile/bangleshops - a bunch of artists offering ceramics
http://www.librarything.com/profile/totalmarketingau - SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/garrettbrown - roof racks
http://www.librarything.com/profile/bentobox01 - Japanese Bento boxes
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Sandeepveer - MCQ courses (defunct)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Johnreyal - race car parts
http://www.librarything.com/profile/saynipinto - a helping hand (defunct)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/philiple - cheap iPhone auctions
http://www.librarything.com/profile/hille2289 - cheap international removals Dublin
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ifti2289 - SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/anthonypeterson - lifestyle fashion store
http://www.librarything.com/profile/RoyalWolfAU - shipping containers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/mystic69 - mystic tattoo art
http://www.librarything.com/profile/cenaalko - SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jmremovals - piano removals
http://www.librarything.com/profile/anaganda - Perth apartment
http://www.librarything.com/profile/linasmith - strategic telemarketing
http://www.librarything.com/profile/transformtours - sacred jouneys assist children of Mother Earth connect with her more deeply
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jordandisuja2289 - cheap removals
http://www.librarything.com/profile/paansa - SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jordandinga - get your personal e-mail address now
http://www.librarything.com/profile/DrainR - plumbing
http://www.librarything.com/profile/manningshoes - shoes

17Taphophile13
syyskuu 10, 2016, 12:51 am

Australia 2
http://www.librarything.com/profile/peter55 - helping people discover alkaline foods
http://www.librarything.com/profile/soaraviation - aviation school
http://www.librarything.com/profile/alluvius - polyurethane and epoxy flooring
http://www.librarything.com/profile/greenpennies - online eco-store
http://www.librarything.com/profile/grose12 - dry cleaners
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rellfocus - online artist profile to show up your talent to the world
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Dankha - wrought iron doors
http://www.librarything.com/profile/michaelleng - fabrication, sandblasting, vehicle and industrial design equipment
http://www.librarything.com/profile/johncarter0161 - finds your freight
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Tattwanetworks - computer repairs
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Allin_Mark - I am a Body builder and i am practiced to buy testosterone injections
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Noosaacupuncture - qualified acupuncturist balances your Chi
http://www.librarything.com/profile/johnsoft - dentist provides Teeth Whitening, Anti-Wrinkle \who wants wrinkled teeth?\
http://www.librarything.com/profile/doggingonline - finest swingers and doggers are crazy to make new friends for sex fun
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Osmen - furniture
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jennewhite - Pavers, Travertine, Granite, Castlemaine Slate and Dry Stone Walling
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Mark085 - cleaner homes and gardens
http://www.librarything.com/profile/alexson2611 - IT services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/philliphuge7 - caterers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/elishaclark - add length, volume and highlights to your hair with cheap extensions
http://www.truebuy.com.au/ - classified ads
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Gallwhite75 - asian art
http://www.librarything.com/profile/kylee1972 - software solutions
http://www.librarything.com/profile/RodessaW- SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/myassignmenthelp - online tutoring
http://www.librarything.com/profile/johnuncle - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Rickydiar1 - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/donaldbrennan - iphone application development
http://www.librarything.com/profile/eastsons - PSD To HTML, PSD To Wordpress, PSD To Joomla, PSD To Drupal, PSD To Magento

18davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 1:02 am

>17 Taphophile13: http://www.truebuy.com.au/ - classified ads - got a profile?

19Taphophile13
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 1:11 am

>18 davidgn: I'll see if I can find it again. here you go
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jessihere

in the meantime
http://www.librarything.com/profile/culian888 - quality animal skins, home décor & gifts
http://www.librarything.com/profile/GetAheadKids - kids' magazine
http://www.librarything.com/profile/internshipagent - places students and graduates in internships
http://www.librarything.com/profile/AdamHoulahan - social media training course
http://www.librarything.com/profile/vilson-karl - IT solutions
http://www.librarything.com/profile/manojabichandani - register domain name
http://www.librarything.com/profile/RobertMethew - telecommunications brokerage
http://www.librarything.com/profile/mazzaoz - health, nutrition
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ackley722 - analytics software
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ezihosting - myself belong to books related to hosting websites + link
http://www.librarything.com/profile/shopgirl2012 - picnic blankets, parenting products,handbags, beach bags and fashion accessories
http://www.librarything.com/profile/EPIC-Employment - Counselling, Employment and Training
http://www.librarything.com/profile/thesaltpipe - Original Patented Hungarian Portable Salt Cave. Asthma, allergies and Respiratory aid.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/m1diserve - nursing agency
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rpsquared - IT service
http://www.librarything.com/profile/norryisdan - web design
http://www.librarything.com/profile/VIC_Shutters - lots of shutters
http://www.librarything.com/profile/FunkenWagnel - Japanese cosmetics
http://www.librarything.com/profile/waterleak - leak detection
http://www.librarything.com/profile/strategycycle - range of consulting and advisory services, data science and analytics services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/telefonix - phone systems
http://www.librarything.com/profile/coalnews - coal price index service
http://www.librarything.com/profile/steamcoal - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/thermalcoal - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/bushiresydney - bus tours
http://www.librarything.com/profile/awebsitedesigner - web design
http://www.librarything.com/profile/passthepost - mail forwarding
http://www.librarything.com/profile/frankmiller12 - rainwater tanks in all sizes and colors
http://www.librarything.com/profile/extrordinair - cooling & heating
http://www.librarything.com/profile/joshnelson - hair extensions
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Jovhard7 - download yahoo messenger
http://www.librarything.com/profile/carlene9632 - how to grow mushrooms
http://www.librarything.com/profile/SteveSlisar -
Tests are an excellent way to master new skills. If they are created with a learning outcome in mind they force you to answer based on your current knowledge and then provide you with an explanation of what the correct answer is and where you can go to find more. We have recently updated our online.

http://www.librarything.com/profile/aagjeaaiza - cosmetic surgery
http://www.librarything.com/profile/manboobs2 - lose man boobs program
http://www.librarything.com/profile/alexmorgan - home loans
http://www.librarything.com/profile/JakeSmithOZ - skin inspiration
http://www.librarything.com/profile/aisstep - aviation courses, photography course, diploma course, MYOB training

20davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 1:11 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/AdamHoulahan - seems to be a (semi-)legit author. His book has a (vanity?) publisher. Someone else besides him has it. I'd keep it.

21amanda4242
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 2:26 am

spam group

http://www.librarything.com/groups/bisliashelly

exercise and sex together with your accomplice

22davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 3:37 am

MSA #56
Fresno, CA (which handily lives up to its reputation)

https://www.librarything.com/profile/summerscott - online poster printing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/dedicatedcare - in-home healthcare
https://www.librarything.com/profile/jessearaujo - "innovation management software"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/mollyminks - "the crib hub" -- pregnancy and parenting issues products
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Theveincarecenter - vein care center in Chicago
https://www.librarything.com/profile/DaljitRakkar - "Fresno Law Men" - a lawyer's office, not a policemen's fraternity
https://www.librarything.com/profile/JessiParker - marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/dagnyjbarber025 - email app hosting
https://www.librarything.com/profile/chongbscott - iphone apps developers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/meenakiri3 - ayurvedic supplements
https://www.librarything.com/profile/steviesauderost - pirated tv/movie streaming
https://www.librarything.com/profile/dniornior - bridal seminars
https://www.librarything.com/profile/EulalieRyan - "elizstore. com" - currently under maintenance
https://www.librarything.com/profile/onapthanh - some sort of retailer in Vietnam
https://www.librarything.com/profile/stherb123 - health & food supplements
https://www.librarything.com/profile/rockingmikal - "natural pills"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/john13willson - herbal supplements
https://www.librarything.com/profile/qncenterlab03 "Quantum Nutrition"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/penny101 - bucket shop
https://www.librarything.com/profile/josefp - iphone apps developers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/instagvideoes - buy instagram viewers for your crappy videos
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Stylingfortonight - knockoff designer sunglasses
https://www.librarything.com/profile/lifesavingpillbox - pill dispenser that may save your life. apparently includes every feature short of a foghorn.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/larrykingle - app developers in India
https://www.librarything.com/profile/leemikal - "Himalayan home remedies"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/fzzrz - "craigslistraleigh .info" -- whatever it was, it wasn't CL
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Josephsanaya - Magento developers in India
https://www.librarything.com/profile/babaramdev - more Indian herbs
https://www.librarything.com/profile/fabrizioneves - "yoga guru"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/braidedrug - interior design
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Printhead911 - yep, print head repair
https://www.librarything.com/profile/edbutowsky25 - "wealth management"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/edbutowsky18 - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/advcmms - computer program to manage your physical plant maintenance
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Lindawvr - woven products (defunct)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/leadingwptheme - WordPress themes
https://www.librarything.com/profile/davidboo - online games
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Cryst85L - "How to cure Ezma" -- presumably referring to "eczema"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/donadaniel - trade show displays
https://www.librarything.com/profile/LutherGolden - car parts warehouse
https://www.librarything.com/profile/jeanf101 - worker's comp lawyers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Kristinejones - internet marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/conndoor - carpenters
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ericthered1 - "workoutwiz" site
https://www.librarything.com/profile/JoshRyan - discount auto parts
https://www.librarything.com/profile/janiferbeth - wedding cards
https://www.librarything.com/profile/silveroselabs - labrador breeder puppy mill

23davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 4:41 am

MSA #57
Bridgeport, CT (which is mostly catching Long Island spam... unsurprisingly, Long Island is going to need some intensive work)

https://www.librarything.com/profile/hbarnes664712 - "Maximum Performance Financial"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/liseoexpert - SEO
https://www.librarything.com/profile/routine5ab - get abs fast
https://www.librarything.com/profile/prioritycess1 - cesspool contractors
https://www.librarything.com/profile/arbmechanical - HVAC services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/vnwordpress - cheap flights
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Eseve1 - metal fabrication
https://www.librarything.com/profile/hildasmith9 - move abroad, do yoga, baby showers, etc...
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ronaldstewen - car hires in Algarve, Portugal
https://www.librarything.com/profile/sakuranatsuki1 - wide assortment of food-related spamming. Also, for some reason, Tom Hanks.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Longislandstrippers - what it says
https://www.librarything.com/profile/graydaytime7 - survive the coming EMP attack
https://www.librarything.com/profile/pumpit - concrete pouring
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Marjask - veterinary hospital
https://www.librarything.com/profile/AdRose01 - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/carbuyers - buyers of cars
https://www.librarything.com/profile/creativecarpen - general contractor
https://www.librarything.com/profile/BinosCross - auto transporters
https://www.librarything.com/profile/kandsmedical - medical transcription services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/AbelBeck - court reporting services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/giantsiding - siding and windows
https://www.librarything.com/profile/meganburn - self-storage
https://www.librarything.com/profile/HarryCPA - accountancy services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/johnbell0056 - gloves and other work supplies
https://www.librarything.com/profile/LeeFalbo - buys houses
https://www.librarything.com/profile/klk123 - some silly online avatar game
https://www.librarything.com/profile/oneday101 - car insurance quotes
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Theisam - ambulance chasers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Soman1985 - same ambulance chasers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Matsuno - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Ilsaan - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/dynamicsworld - martial arts supplies
https://www.librarything.com/profile/scullysplumb - plumbers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/raphael11 - acai berries
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Rosia59 - coffee roasters in the UK
https://www.librarything.com/profile/mandomandarin - Mandarin lessons

24davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 4:40 am

Bonus:
Montauk, NY
https://www.librarything.com/profile/RubyMarketing - Website design in Sag Harbor
But anyone who wants to hit, say, Islip will probably be well rewarded

25davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 4:52 am

MSA #58
Worcester, MA (already covered by Boston, whatever's left will be covered by Springfield at #89).

MSA #59
Omaha, NE
https://www.librarything.com/profile/sodorolaw391 - ambulance chasers
https://www.librarything.com/profile/kylahroth - email marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/360campaigner - ditto
https://www.librarything.com/profile/RobRiley - fitness programs
https://www.librarything.com/profile/poulpetar - limos in Los Angeles
https://www.librarything.com/profile/heartlandroof - roofing "consultants"

MSA #60
Albuquerque, NM (Think someone hit this, but I'll give it one more check)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/BudgetClimateControl - HVAC/plumbing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/wirefax - custom essays

26davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 5:50 am

MSA #58
Worcester
Fine, even though this seems to be pulling in half the eastern seaboard... (BTW: the search radius must be 50 miles, at least)

https://www.librarything.com/profile/AutoDiagnostics - what it says. This is the profile that convinced me into going through this whole damn list.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/swdenterprises1 - construction firm
https://www.librarything.com/profile/NicholasHaskell - SEO
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Lauri111 - UK distance learning
https://www.librarything.com/profile/ravenswoodserv - dumpster rental
https://www.librarything.com/profile/forefrontcenter - meeting and conference center
https://www.librarything.com/profile/northeastscuba - scuba rental
https://www.librarything.com/profile/LedgeDesigns - embroidery services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/andoversmile31 - dentist
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Kwicr - network optimization of some sort for mobile apps
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Veracode- "reduce global application-layer risk"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/spinalrehab - chiropractor
https://www.librarything.com/profile/shawn_jones - spyware removal tool
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Karmak1 - life coaching
https://www.librarything.com/profile/cleverlight2 - marketing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/blattanzi - "shoetube .tv"
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Yerka.Bernie629 - CD sales in the UK
https://www.librarything.com/profile/noelh999 - bad-credit loans
https://www.librarything.com/profile/dgrishman - internet marketing & PR
https://www.librarything.com/profile/cile23 - IT outsourcing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/zeannesmith - used fire trucks for sale
https://www.librarything.com/profile/netranscripts - transcription services
https://www.librarything.com/profile/vensjoh65 - "PCE support" -- with typical tech support spam messages. Now goes to a site that gives a support phone number.
https://www.librarything.com/profile/JasonBuggy - knowledge management software
https://www.librarything.com/profile/cirofopa9 - get your ex-boyfriend back
https://www.librarything.com/profile/serenarobert - acai berries, stretch marks, and colon cleansing
https://www.librarything.com/profile/pulsecaremed - pulse irrigation for wound healing

So, that wasn't a waste of time after all...

27davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 5:59 am

MSA #61
Bakersfield, CA
14 members, ALL with 0 books...

http://www.librarything.com/profile/palmertankconst - tank welding
http://www.librarything.com/profile/thestylinghq - curated clothing accessories online
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Lifestylelux - manufacturer and dealer of designer watches
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Siteforstyle - sunglasses
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Shineluxforever - luxury timepieces
http://www.librarything.com/profile/newluxtoday - ditto
http://www.librarything.com/profile/daimos77 - software for beat sampling

... and half are spam.

28davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 6:30 am

MSA #62
Albany, NY

http://www.librarything.com/profile/fordkentucky - UGGs, in German
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rfisher90 - customer support outsourcing
http://www.librarything.com/profile/stanbrenak - snow boots
http://www.librarything.com/profile/saratogapublic - PR consulting
http://www.librarything.com/profile/compactriflescope - what it says
http://www.librarything.com/profile/StanfordKentucky - prom dresses
http://www.librarything.com/profile/procutland - landscaping
http://www.librarything.com/profile/check64net -
About me: Livestock Producers Nazaire from Winkler, spends time with hobbies like skiing, Real Online Review and building. Was especially enthused after visiting Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos.
About my library: Gymnastics Instructor or Instructor Jeffrey Pia from La Tuque, usually spends time with passions for instance embroidery, Real Online Review Site and antiques. Is enthused how big the globe is after making a vacation in Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.
Apparently it's all about some sort of online "review" site.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/tomsirois - financial "coaching"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Swdenterprises - construction company

29davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 6:38 am

MSA #63
Greenville, SC

http://www.librarything.com/profile/WinstonRego - commercial realty
http://www.librarything.com/profile/patrickmpalm - "business profit ideas"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/CaileyLee - "Capstoyou" custom headwear
http://www.librarything.com/profile/upstateromance - blog advertising romance-related services in South Carolina
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Healing_Path - "Cellular Level Healing consultant"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/KineticFountains - indoor and outdoor!
http://www.librarything.com/profile/qualitycores - foundry cores
http://www.librarything.com/profile/qtcompany - cleanroom products

30davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 6:44 am

MSA #64
Knoxville, TN

http://www.librarything.com/profile/essaygobuycom - custom essay writing
http://www.librarything.com/profile/smithquality - painting services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/nathaniels20 - "self-esteem therapy" in the UK
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Ed_Brown - web design/SEO
http://www.librarything.com/profile/susan2026 - post-treatment-center treatment center
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jtmantegna - local chamber of commerce spam travel brochure spam for Pigeon Forge, TN

31davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 7:05 am

MSA #65
New Haven, CT
Already been hit from about 3 sides now. If anyone else wants to attack it directly, be my guest.

MSA #66
Oxnard, CA
http://www.librarything.com/profile/reg55 - on-demand movies
http://www.librarything.com/profile/noelaguilar - skin therapy
http://www.librarything.com/profile/customflags - custom flags
http://www.librarything.com/profile/juliecast - art therapy services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/amsahr- electronics accessories
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rivierarecovery - treatment center
http://www.librarything.com/profile/lcctesl - ESL training
http://www.librarything.com/profile/capropertytax - property tax consultancy
http://www.librarything.com/profile/thenextidea - food & restaurant consulting
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rexemanuel - cosmetic surgery
http://www.librarything.com/profile/morimethod7 - guitar lessons
http://www.librarything.com/profile/beveragebrokers - brokers of beverages
http://www.librarything.com/profile/seeyourbaby12 - ultrasound imaging services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Skyriser - medical equipment
http://www.librarything.com/profile/VoxOrbis - translation, transcription, etc.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/AmeliaC - used tractors
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ashton201 - proposal automation/sales force automation software
http://www.librarything.com/profile/brucesands - affiliate program somehow related to gold.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/chocolatefoun - chocolate fountains
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ShaahinCheyene - "brain nutrition"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ryanb6 - computer repair
http://www.librarything.com/profile/vet2ula - mobile veterinary services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ModernLimousine - limousine services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rodentsstop - pest control
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rosecole - holistic nutrition coaching
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Mensusa_Reviews - menswear
http://www.librarything.com/profile/stockdonator542 - service to assist in donation of securities
http://www.librarything.com/profile/venicebeach - hotel/venue

32davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 7:17 am

MSA #67
McAllen, TX -- not a single member

MSA #68
El Paso, TX
http://www.librarything.com/profile/JennyFoodMantr - kitchen appliance "reviews"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/InterstateCapital - "North America's leading factoring company"

MSA #69
Allentown, PA
http://www.librarything.com/profile/down6sugary - "diabetesdestroyerpdf .com"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/sarinaollie - in-game currencies

33davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 7:31 am

MSA #70
Baton Rouge, LA - zilch

MSA #71
Columbia, SC
http://www.librarything.com/profile/johnsadler - sports insurance/law
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Chas.Gildea34 - defunct store; landing page helpfully directs to the new store. apparently involves car accessories.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Brian22 - fitness bootcamp exercises
http://www.librarything.com/profile/nana99440088 - cosmetics (in Thai)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/fulfill22advice - "The Amazing You Plan"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/MyrtleBeachRealEstat - what it says
http://www.librarything.com/profile/clint77 - residential windmills
http://www.librarything.com/profile/taramoses -
About meAttorney at law Alvarin Ticknor really loves queuing system older binoculars, pets. Last but not least he's motivated by having a good time with his neighbors.


35davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 8:14 am

MSA #73
Sarasota, FL

http://www.librarything.com/profile/michaeldebondt - antique silver buyers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/sarasotaduilaw - what it says
http://www.librarything.com/profile/netzeroconstruction - homebuilders
http://www.librarything.com/profile/proceraxtf - pharms
http://www.librarything.com/profile/AllynaJohnson - tiki torches, apparently
http://www.librarything.com/profile/joyceadams - website design
http://www.librarything.com/profile/tannersinc - they produce something and deliver it on-time every time
http://www.librarything.com/profile/whitesmilecom - what it says
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Kellye4111981 - bouncy castle rental in the UK
http://www.librarything.com/profile/classifieds621 - Canadian classifieds
http://www.librarything.com/profile/karenlay - massage therapy training
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Lothar - singing lessons
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ContractorReporting - business and licensing services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/EV-SSL-Certificate - SSL certificates
http://www.librarything.com/profile/pinellasprobate - probate lawyer
http://www.librarything.com/profile/GdiAce - money-making schemes
http://www.librarything.com/profile/beinspired14 - men's clothing
http://www.librarything.com/profile/apclmtd345 - various services in Riyadh
http://www.librarything.com/profile/kellyburnt - dedicated hosting
http://www.librarything.com/profile/JasonHarley - DUI lawyer
http://www.librarything.com/profile/dopalacze24 - Polish Internet wholesaler of designer drugs
http://www.librarything.com/profile/stancesock16 - menswear; particularly socks
http://www.librarything.com/profile/arabi339 - dentistry somewhere in the Arab world
http://www.librarything.com/profile/sedintefoto1 - custom photo albums (Romanian)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/shennajones25 - financial fitness strategies
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ezautovanrent - what it says
http://www.librarything.com/profile/bcpctm1 - criminal defense lawyers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/drfollowers37 - get Instagram followers (in Arabic)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/justintaylorx - VPN providers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/andierex - dedicated webservers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/janicepow - VPN services
http://www.librarything.com/profile/kurtrussel - plantar fasciitis
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Obilla - online marketplace (in Spain)
http://www.librarything.com/profile/madelinepeter - criminal defense, apparently
http://www.librarything.com/profile/insightmedical - medical records and billing systems
http://www.librarything.com/profile/southernflo - lawn and landscaping
http://www.librarything.com/profile/cdenmon - lawn service
http://www.librarything.com/profile/TIEInstituteFL - investing "education"
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jameshollen - VPN providers
http://www.librarything.com/profile/obeela - bizshanghai .com
http://www.librarything.com/profile/devorah01 - garden sheds
http://www.librarything.com/profile/2girlsnabucket - cleaning service
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ceoeffectiveness - consultancy to CEOs
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Paul1211 - something defunct but spammish
http://www.librarything.com/profile/eloyks14 - acai berries
http://www.librarything.com/profile/flashpointdevon - merchandise liquidation
http://www.librarything.com/profile/123jojohn - custom peptides
http://www.librarything.com/profile/knutssonkeith - real estate
http://www.librarything.com/profile/floshinemobiledetail - mobile detailing

36davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 8:23 am

37davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 8:26 am

MSA #75
Charleston, SC

http://www.librarything.com/profile/247viz - reflective vests

38lilithcat
syyskuu 10, 2016, 8:38 am

It's really unnecessary to post long lists of spam profiles like this. They disappear almost immediately.

If people want to let others know which cities they've worked on, just post that.

39davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:09 am

>38 lilithcat: I've noticed some of these seem to require more than one flag.
(ETA: At some point I'll go back and check if there are any "survivors" from the last thread. I did notice some of the profiles I flagged and posted got found again and re-posted by others, having failed to go away. So, this all serves a utilitarian purpose.) (ETA: Checked posts 1-95, found a few stragglers, but was able to get them all myself. To be continued... ETA up to 129)

(ETA: Not to mention it provides a documentary answer to the question, "What the hell? Why are thousands of members disappearing all of a sudden?!" And the snark helps break the tedium.)

40MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 10, 2016, 9:20 am

Maybe do them in a separate thread?

42lilithcat
syyskuu 10, 2016, 9:29 am

>39 davidgn:

it provides a documentary answer to the question, "What the hell? Why are thousands of members disappearing all of a sudden?!"

Unlike the folks mentioned in this thread, I doubt very much that anyone notices they are gone (much less misses them)! ;-)

43Lyndatrue
syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:39 am

>39 davidgn: (and others) I do think it would be better to have a separate thread. We don't have anything like the spam problem we did for a while, and the solution provided seems to be very rare in the false positives (I do check for them, now and then). The profile hunting seems well and good, but you seem to be catching a few that may not deserve to be in your nets of doom (>20 davidgn: provides an example), in any case.

Perhaps start a new thread called Spam profile reporting, with suggestions similar to spam fighters at the top, but providing your techniques for searching them out, and your methodology for differentiating between profiles with no library, and profiles with links and "books" meant to be spam.

I'd rather leave this thread for those things that need action right away, rather than housecleaning (nothing wrong with housecleaning, but I'd prefer to have the Spam fighters thread be about a call to arms, so to speak).

I wonder if you've made the attempt to undo the flags on the account mentioned in >20 davidgn: (since he's a legit author, no matter what you think of the book).

http://www.librarything.com/work/16676366

It's still for sale on Amazon, and still has sales (not my kind of book, but the thing is, the profile probably should be unflagged, or unremoved, or whatever nomenclature you'd like).

44davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:40 am

All right, then. New thread.
https://www.librarything.com/topic/232034

45gilroy
syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:41 am

>43 Lyndatrue: here here

46lilithcat
syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:47 am

Unfortunately, there is no way for members to unflag or counterflag a profile. Staff had to do that. All the more reason to be careful not to flag legit profiles.

47Lyndatrue
syyskuu 10, 2016, 11:04 am

>46 lilithcat: What I should have said was that I hoped they would report their error to staff, for eventual repair. I've done that a couple of times, notably on a recent rescue from the spam folder that was too late. I doubt that the owner of the profile mentioned in >20 davidgn: will ever even know it was disabled, but I prefer erring on the side of caution (which is why I try not to post anything before coffee).

48davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 12:55 pm

>47 Lyndatrue: Best to let Taphophile handle that one. Though if it's not done in 24 hours, I'll do it myself.

ETA: I've fleshed out the documentation on the top post for the Great Spam Profile Hunt thread. Any further suggestions from anyone?
https://www.librarything.com/topic/232034

49Lyndatrue
syyskuu 10, 2016, 1:22 pm

>48 davidgn: I think your documentation is excellent. Go forth and clean. :-}

50davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 2:58 pm

Still reviewing the last thread. I found another victim needing a reprieve:
http://www.librarything.com/profile/EBaron1 -- an LT author (from post #181)

51davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 10, 2016, 3:44 pm

And three that won't die. Either hack away, or plead their case:

http://www.librarything.com/profile/drjohn10 - author... reprieved
http://www.librarything.com/profile/johnsadler author... reprieved
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Lothar - lifetime account... reprieved

52gilroy
syyskuu 10, 2016, 3:40 pm

>51 davidgn: Actually, those three are staying because they aren't spam accounts. One's an author and the other two are legit users who haven't cataloged anything yet.

53davidgn
syyskuu 10, 2016, 3:42 pm

So it would seem. Good thing the system is smarter than I am.

56davidgn
syyskuu 12, 2016, 12:46 am

60konallis
syyskuu 12, 2016, 5:05 am

63MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 12, 2016, 6:33 am

>62 konallis: It's a good idea to include the profile, so we're sure that got zapped, too.

64konallis
syyskuu 12, 2016, 6:43 am

>63 MarthaJeanne: True. Will try to remember in future!

79Lyndatrue
syyskuu 15, 2016, 11:23 am

>78 anglemark: I don't know any way to flag an author page as spam (more's the pity, because that one is very deserving). The link to the work needs more votes on marking it as spam.

https://www.librarything.com/work/17834427/

802wonderY
syyskuu 15, 2016, 2:35 pm

83MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 16, 2016, 5:14 am

https://www.librarything.com/work/15056427

only owned by a private member, so we can't get the spammer.

842wonderY
syyskuu 16, 2016, 6:03 am

>83 MarthaJeanne: Should staff be consulted to examine the rest of this member's catalog?

872wonderY
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 16, 2016, 8:12 am

I'm seeing a pattern here:

https://www.librarything.com/profile/Applianceoak

Oakville, Ontario

882wonderY
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 16, 2016, 8:16 am

892wonderY
syyskuu 16, 2016, 8:25 am

91davidgn
syyskuu 16, 2016, 9:54 pm

https://www.librarything.com/profile/marshallihrig - teak furniture sales. Flagged this one earlier, but it needs either more flags or someone to tell me why it deserves to live.

101stortemelk
syyskuu 18, 2016, 3:10 am

This author http://www.librarything.com/author/polandjj had an account under the same name and posted a (flaggable) review request for his book. His profile got tombstoned too though and I don't think that should have happened.

102.Monkey.
syyskuu 18, 2016, 4:10 am

>101 stortemelk: I saw that, however, I'm 99.9% certain it was just a drive-by and they'll never notice they were removed. ...Unless, of course, they return to post more spam. Their post was even worse than usual, not offering copies or even providing a line of synopsis, merely Hello, everybody. If you like to read love story and erotica, feel free to leave a review for my book. "Book's Title" by Author Name.
(not gonna help advertise for 'em!)

103gilroy
syyskuu 18, 2016, 7:33 am

Most likely the profile was restored by staff, but I doubt they'd returned the spam.

104.Monkey.
syyskuu 18, 2016, 8:03 am

The profile isn't restored. The link in 101 is the author page.

105lilithcat
syyskuu 18, 2016, 9:00 am

I agree that that profile should not have been flagged.

108Robertgreaves
syyskuu 18, 2016, 7:47 pm

I have received this comment on my wall from somebody about whose bona fides I have considerable doubts:

Hello Dear,

I'm Amber Lynn, From United States of America. I am a Blue Angels United officer working at US Navy Base camp in Syria, I saw your profile now on (librarything), I am interested on you, contact me on my private email i have something serious and private that i would love to disclose to you, It's due to my job that i don't want to talk much here on the site, Email: (amberlynndaniel@outlook.com), I will introduce myself better and send you my picture as soon as i receive your mail.

Thanks,
Amber Lynn.

109Lyndatrue
syyskuu 18, 2016, 8:03 pm

>108 Robertgreaves: Yep. Already been noticed, and taken care of. Here's some other conversation about it.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/222812#5730900

110torontoc
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 18, 2016, 10:44 pm

112MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 19, 2016, 4:12 am

>108 Robertgreaves: I suggest clearing the email address. Of course maybe no normal people will pick it up, but only spammers, which moght be good.

113Robertgreaves
syyskuu 19, 2016, 6:04 am

>112 MarthaJeanne: I'm sorry, but I don't understand

114MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 19, 2016, 6:23 am

You copied the whole message including the email address given. I assume the spammer wants people to email her, so I deleted that part of the message when I reproduced it.

On the other hand, spammers sometimes go through websites trying to harvest email addresses, so giving them this one might be serving her right.

116davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 19, 2016, 7:35 pm

Overzealous author.

https://www.librarything.com/topic/232878 (be nice, she's an ESL foreigner)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Olga2016 -- DON'T flag.

117Taphophile13
syyskuu 19, 2016, 7:49 pm

>116 davidgn: I had left a message for her but she's already been removed.

118davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 19, 2016, 7:54 pm

Hmm. That's no good. Sent an email.

119Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 19, 2016, 8:18 pm

>118 davidgn: It may be that she asked for the account to be deleted. The topic was still visible (as is normal when an account is deleted), until it had the requisite number of flags.

Just pointing it out, in case.

120davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 19, 2016, 8:18 pm

>119 Lyndatrue: Yet another reason the "tombstone-as-all-purpose-marker-of-deactivated-accounts" needs to go...

121Lyndatrue
syyskuu 20, 2016, 12:56 am

Publisher, according to the profile (albeit no books).

http://www.librarything.com/topic/70971#5734525

Please don't flag the profile...

http://www.librarything.com/profile/thunderchild66

Profile comment left.

122konallis
syyskuu 20, 2016, 5:03 am

Author spam: https://www.librarything.com/topic/232922
Have left a note on their profile: https://www.librarything.com/profile/HardyAndGillies (don't flag, etc. etc.)

1252wonderY
syyskuu 20, 2016, 3:13 pm

This new author topic seems to have landed in the Spam pile without member intervention.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/232934

I'm going to throw it a line so as to save the member profile and I'll send him a note.

126MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 20, 2016, 3:19 pm

>125 2wonderY: Just pointing out that that message is in Hobnob, so it also should not be flagged.

For the record, the profile is http://www.librarything.com/profile/PMAuthor. Obviously also not to be flagged.

1272wonderY
syyskuu 20, 2016, 3:33 pm

>126 MarthaJeanne: That's right, but I'm guessing the Spam algorithm weighed in heavily because it was a first post in a new topic. Besides, I pointed out to the new member that the group guidelines ask that this type of post be put into an existing topic.

1312wonderY
syyskuu 21, 2016, 7:34 am

132yolana
syyskuu 21, 2016, 8:20 am

>108 Robertgreaves: Sadly, I think they co-opted the identity of a real officer to do their spamming.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/us-navy-blue-angels/blue-angels-announce-2014-tea...

134Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 21, 2016, 10:42 am

135lilithcat
syyskuu 21, 2016, 10:42 am

136Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 21, 2016, 10:50 am

>134 Lyndatrue: >135 lilithcat: Huh. The profile's still there, able to do more damage, even though the topics are gone. Maybe it just needs more flagging.

137Taphophile13
syyskuu 21, 2016, 10:53 am

>136 Lyndatrue: I just gave it another flag but it's still there.

138lilithcat
syyskuu 21, 2016, 11:16 am

145rybie2
syyskuu 23, 2016, 5:16 pm

http://www.librarything.com/profile/DavidEghbali
His 13 cataloged entries were flagged away as spam, and now just his account needs similar dispatching.

146lilithcat
syyskuu 23, 2016, 5:19 pm

>145 rybie2:

I don't see anything about his profile that's a problem. Why do you think he's a spammer?

147Lyndatrue
syyskuu 23, 2016, 5:29 pm

>146 lilithcat: It probably has to do with his "works" except that I don't really see any difference between those, and other "authors" with similar bent. All 13 items have been identified as spam works, though. I dunno. For someone who can't even be bothered to make a proper entry for his own books (title contains author, and there are no authors in the author field).

I just don't know. I'll have to think about flagging, but it won't take many active spam fighters before the account's suspended. I think 3 flags often work the magic, and we already know that rybie2 has flagged.

On the other hand, not sure of the guy's purpose, since he just seems to add a book or two, and then vanish into other lands. Strange.

148rybie2
syyskuu 23, 2016, 6:06 pm

>146 lilithcat: >147 Lyndatrue: His spam "works" are titles of his blog articles, and those and his LT account exist to drum up business for himself, none of it literary-minded.

149lilithcat
syyskuu 23, 2016, 6:22 pm

Since when do authors have to write "literary" works? And pretty much every author's account here exists to drum up business.

I'll need better reasons to flag the account.

150gilroy
syyskuu 23, 2016, 6:40 pm

I swear someone declared a crusade and have been overzealous with regard to some of these things. I wish I had seen these works. I'd have voted no.

151davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 23, 2016, 6:58 pm

I saw the works. I voted no. I was not aware that they referred to blog posts (was that 100% confirmed?), but even if so, it's very shaky territory to flag works that refer to actual works, however sketchy.

152rybie2
syyskuu 23, 2016, 9:10 pm

>151 davidgn: You can do what I did first, which was to Google the name of the member in question, then go to his web site where he has all the posts/advertisements/blog pages/whatever anyone wants to call them as part of his site which is advertising his financial services.

It's my opinion that none of the descriptors above were "works" in any sense, the same as a spammer who joins and adds a "work" for So-And-So Septic Service is not a work but is an oblique advertisement. That's why I flagged and voted "yes" on them; they aren't actual works. It's probably also why others voted similarly and why those 13 titles are now suppressed. And since the member in question had cataloged no books, only titles of his his web site content touting why his services are necessary, I thought it clear he was a spammer, and I'm not the only one who voted that way.

I really don't know what else to say or explain on the subject, and my energies are kaput. I collegially suggest that those who think a great wrong-doing has been done by me and other voting members, all is not lost because you can always take it up with staff.

153davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 23, 2016, 9:31 pm

I understand your reasoning, and I actually agree with you that his behavior was spammish, particularly given what you point out. My point, though, is that this case is very close to the line. I won't say you were wrong. If it was a mistake, it was an understandable one, and with further investigation, I might even be convinced to join your position. I will say, however, that personally, I would rather err on the side of caution and give things the benefit of the doubt.

154davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2016, 12:55 am

DON'T FLAG *YET* :
www.librarything.com/profile/DeronWilliams900/

This spammer
(Spam work: http://www.librarything.com/work/17826985)
is responsible for 17 Common Knowledge edits... somewhere. Can anyone give me a refresher on where to find the log of the edits so we can decrapify them?

156MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 24, 2016, 1:12 am

>154 davidgn: I think I've got them. Yuck!

157Yamanekotei
syyskuu 24, 2016, 1:14 am

159MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 24, 2016, 1:19 am

And don't forget to red flag the reviews.

161rybie2
syyskuu 24, 2016, 1:31 am

>153 davidgn: Thanks; I get your comments & appreciate them.

162davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2016, 1:49 am

>161 rybie2: What distinguishes edge cases like the one last night from the cases I just flagged is a simple heuristic question that I ask myself whenever I work-flag: "Does a work by that name (and author, if applicable) exist?" If you can determine to a reasonable degree of certainty that no such work exists, there's no question: flag away. If, however, there does exist somewhere some body of written text identified by the specified title and authored by the specified author, flagging becomes a much more controversial proposition and is subject to legitimate debate. Hope that helps.
ETA:
One more heuristic: in the event that such a work does identifiably exist, the next thing to ask is: "Was this primarily written to be read by people or by search engine spiders?" If it's a keyword-stuffed piece of SEO gibberish, it's not a "work" in my book. If it was intended to be read by people, that makes the argument against flagging even stronger.

164Yamanekotei
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2016, 2:00 am

http://www.librarything.com/groups/pilpashelly
http://www.librarything.com/profile/pilpashelly

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165davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2016, 4:36 am

>164 Yamanekotei: All of these recent spam groups include reference to URLs at the domain drozforskolin . org. That string (or the unmangled version) should probably be added to the spam filters.

167davidgn
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2016, 6:47 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/Soniyahasan
http://www.librarything.com/work/17882800/130931280

http://www.librarything.com/profile/avtomativulkan
http://www.librarything.com/work/16664029/editions/122743700 -- something about slot machines

http://www.librarything.com/profile/greatbusiness
http://www.librarything.com/work/17933537

http://www.librarything.com/profile/cottonwoodridingclub
http://www.librarything.com/work/16138453/119635881

http://www.librarything.com/profile/lauraatorris
http://www.librarything.com/work/15594512
http://www.librarything.com/work/15607791/115120890

http://www.librarything.com/profile/lazawaypool
http://www.librarything.com/work/15259199

http://www.librarything.com/profile/infotogel.biz
http://www.librarything.com/work/14848558/107509290

http://www.librarything.com/profile/susancgomez
http://www.librarything.com/work/13627144/95052987

http://www.librarything.com/profile/allenmicley
http://www.librarything.com/work/15525599

http://www.librarything.com/profile/sorat-afza.ir
http://www.librarything.com/work/16927861/124366473
http://www.librarything.com/work/16927840/124366382
http://www.librarything.com/work/16927856/124366441
(has to do with getting better Internet speeds for gaming. this is spamming for an ISP or something related)

http://www.librarything.com/profile/sofixmosta
http://www.librarything.com/work/14288683/102271769

http://www.librarything.com/profile/thomas47
http://www.librarything.com/work/14348262/editions

http://www.librarything.com/profile/AngelaGardner
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492855/103961222
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492852/103961215
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492848/103961211
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492815/103961035
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492814/103961032
http://www.librarything.com/work/14492813/103961031

http://www.librarything.com/profile/manalily
http://www.librarything.com/work/14449823/103616863

http://www.librarything.com/profile/dolresgalvan
http://www.librarything.com/work/14032208

http://www.librarything.com/profile/handyortung
http://www.librarything.com/work/14677870

http://www.librarything.com/profile/claudiaaaliyah
http://www.librarything.com/work/14724962/editions/106361126
http://www.librarything.com/work/15035976/editions/109392262
http://www.librarything.com/work/14983552/editions/108829198

http://www.librarything.com/profile/hafcowateo
http://www.librarything.com/work/9719436/57987799

http://www.librarything.com/profile/jenniferannlima
http://www.librarything.com/work/15928859

http://www.librarything.com/profile/jessikaberg
http://www.librarything.com/work/15928667

http://www.librarything.com/profile/Snurgroup
http://www.librarything.com/work/16123691

http://www.librarything.com/profile/BirdBlue
http://www.librarything.com/work/15588695

168Heather19
syyskuu 24, 2016, 6:29 pm

169konallis
syyskuu 25, 2016, 11:27 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/Sol123 sent me a friend request out of the blue. The account has no books and the homepage link is to a commercial URL. Haven't flagged the profile as I don't know if the member has done other spammy activities.

170Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 25, 2016, 8:53 pm

http://www.librarything.com/profile/zxcv0926
http://www.librarything.com/topic/233542# (plenty more to flag; only an example)

Man, having it taken care of so quickly NEVER gets old. NEVER.

173Taphophile13
syyskuu 26, 2016, 7:36 pm

174MarthaJeanne
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 27, 2016, 2:40 am

183torontoc
syyskuu 28, 2016, 8:50 pm

http://www.librarything.com/profile/dgbfdgn
too much spam on 75 books group

185MarthaJeanne
syyskuu 29, 2016, 2:56 am

http://www.librarything.com/groups/ireneholmeslearninga has 10 flags already, but isn't gone. Apparently flagging author spam groups doesn't do any good.

1882wonderY
syyskuu 29, 2016, 7:08 am

>185 MarthaJeanne: 14 flags now. Very odd.

1902wonderY
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 29, 2016, 7:22 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/ChemEqual

Serving the Automobile Industry with a chemical for every step.

191Taphophile13
Muokkaaja: syyskuu 30, 2016, 1:19 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/526341
http://www.librarything.com/topic/233851#
You just have to believe these writings relative to Zyalix. This is just the ticket. Obviously, Zyalix is garbage. I rejoice to know that about Zyalix. A smattering of pros I know are currently in the application process for Zyalix. Zyalix was rather practical and always be on the lookout for new Zyalix. I require a few hands on with Zyalix. It requires a lot energy to fulfill that currently. We have to work from a good foundation. They ought to make critical Zyalix decisions on the basis of facts, not fiction. This is a basic guide. This might be the most frustrating detail of all.
Apparently some kind of supplement.

194Yamanekotei
lokakuu 1, 2016, 3:50 am

http://www.librarything.com/groups/firjashelly
http://www.librarything.com/profile/firjashelly

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197MarthaJeanne
lokakuu 2, 2016, 11:21 am

All gone!

198Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 2, 2016, 5:58 pm

Enthusiastic author.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/233991#5747794

Yeah, it looks innocent enough at first glance, but it still needs flagging (yes, I'm heartless).

Please don't flag the profile.

http://www.librarything.com/profile/Elizabethoneill

ETA. That was quick. Topic is gone. I already left a note for the author.

199Lyndatrue
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 3, 2016, 1:51 am

http://www.librarything.com/profile/146325
http://www.librarything.com/topic/233995#

ETA: It almost seems silly to report them. The account's suspended, and the topic will probably be gone before I finish typing this.

2022wonderY
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 3, 2016, 10:27 am

New member is being sneaky about adding spam links to a paid services site

http://www.librarything.com/topic/233021#5748327
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Scarlet_Kleen

This is the only post I see yet. Holding off on profile flag.

204gilroy
lokakuu 4, 2016, 5:45 am

2062wonderY
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 4, 2016, 7:13 am

Author pushing her new book:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/170580#5748943

Don't flag the profile, just here for reference
http://www.librarything.com/profile/GermaineShames

207Lyndatrue
lokakuu 4, 2016, 11:30 am

Groups (and profiles) in >204 gilroy: and >205 MarthaJeanne: are still there. Maybe someone needs to drop a line to lorannen....

2082wonderY
lokakuu 4, 2016, 11:33 am

>207 Lyndatrue: It was slow yesterday too, but I think it's just a matter that the troops are few this week.

2112wonderY
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 5, 2016, 8:02 am

Longtime member cronshaw replied on a Korean bot generated topic and his profile seems to be flagged. Look at the Spam pile.

212lilithcat
lokakuu 5, 2016, 8:33 am

>212 lilithcat:

He's still here, at least. Hope staff can remove the flag, and, once again, it would be nice to be able to counter-flag profiles!

213Lyndatrue
lokakuu 5, 2016, 12:12 pm

>212 lilithcat: (et al) Now there's been a new reply on the thread, and *that* particular member is flagged. I'm considering subscribing to the group to ask them to please quit posting to it, and that their actions are keeping it alive. I think the flag is an artifact, more than anything, but it is certainly keeping the topic from proper death (more's the pity).

2142wonderY
lokakuu 5, 2016, 5:21 pm

215torontoc
lokakuu 5, 2016, 8:46 pm

http://www.librarything.com/profile/sfvdbgvfd
again with the posts on 75 Books Read group- too many to copy

217Yamanekotei
lokakuu 6, 2016, 2:14 am

http://www.librarything.com/groups/xismashelly

http://www.librarything.com/profile/xismashelly

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220Yamanekotei
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 6, 2016, 7:57 pm

http://www.librarything.com/profile/zxcv1007

And seven or so topics in 75 books challenge.

ETA and it's gone.

225lilithcat
lokakuu 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

Way past time for a new thread!
Tämä viestiketju jatkuu täällä: Spam reporting thread #54.