Spam reporting thread #57

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Spam reporting thread #57

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toukokuu 25, 2017, 10:31 pm


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:
-- 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:
-- 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:
-- 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:
Spam works, guidelines for flagging and voting:

(A copy of these guidelines, for pasting in new threads, can be found here or at the top of previous threads.)

toukokuu 26, 2017, 12:18 am

toukokuu 26, 2017, 7:42 am

Someone's definitely on top of following these topics and acting on them. I sometimes get curious to check something out, but - gone every time.

toukokuu 26, 2017, 9:15 am

>3 Cecrow:

They go pretty fast if the profile is flagged.

toukokuu 26, 2017, 11:33 am

>3 Cecrow: Still, you should continue to check things out. Every once in a while, I'll see something that was listed in what may be the off hours for some of us, and it'll still be there, a few hours later. There's other things that will keep something around, too, such as if the miscreant has added a book or two (usually still spam, but LT doesn't differentiate). A little click on the profile, when someone's put it up there, is always useful to do.

You never know.

toukokuu 26, 2017, 10:43 pm

holiday retreat, close to beach, restaurants, shopping

toukokuu 26, 2017, 10:49 pm

toukokuu 27, 2017, 3:22 am

Is there any way to get rid of topics like this one?

Two different spammers posted there. The spammers are gone, the messages are gone, but the topic subject is spam and remains.

toukokuu 28, 2017, 1:23 am

"Before buying just give a try for custom design option and employ virtual reality frameworks for your size and fittings. If you’re not satisfied with your own garb fittings, no problem at all, you can simply contact our fashion experts and get a cutting edge idea for your party wears."

toukokuu 28, 2017, 1:56 pm

Yes, this is spam. Please flag both posts.

I am, as yet, undecided about the profile.

Please don't click on the link in the first post.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 28, 2017, 2:35 pm

>10 Lyndatrue: I did flag the profile, because by putting two messages up Saharah tried to make sure that the topic doesn't disappear. This is trying to game the system, not just not knowing that it isn't allowed.

BTW, the topic is gone anyway.

toukokuu 31, 2017, 11:43 pm

Yet more Chinese university spam:

toukokuu 31, 2017, 11:58 pm

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 1, 2017, 12:28 am

The last ones, from >14 Taphophile13: and on, do not seem to be responding to flagging.

ETA: I don't see any posts, but the profiles are still there. :-{

kesäkuu 1, 2017, 12:50 am

This member has been suspended from the site.

kesäkuu 1, 2017, 1:12 am

>19 Collectorator: Thanks. They're all suspended now (finally). I noticed the lag yesterday for a while, too. They must be running something in the evening.

kesäkuu 2, 2017, 5:56 pm

Village store: clothing, gifts, etc

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 4, 2017, 1:10 am

kesäkuu 4, 2017, 2:48 pm

Dda Smart Cities we work with well-trained hands and along with our experienced team, we have built an innovative model with highest ethical standards in customer service.

kesäkuu 5, 2017, 10:35 am

Author Self Promotion:

(Member has already commented on thread, so it won't go away. Also, profile has been noted.)

kesäkuu 5, 2017, 10:43 am

>29 gilroy: Not sure where the profile was noted, but I'm posting it here, just in case.

kesäkuu 5, 2017, 11:17 am

>1 lilithcat:, suggested update for first bullet (not that I was wise enough to look here first):

-- 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 (NOT on the topic, this prevents it from disappearing), pointing them to the terms, mentioning the "no promoting" language, and pointing them to the Do's and Don't page for authors:

kesäkuu 5, 2017, 3:11 pm

how to register as an NGO

technology news, reviews, games, apps, deals

kesäkuu 6, 2017, 3:25 pm

online market place for all kind of construction and interior related projects

kesäkuu 7, 2017, 2:36 am

kesäkuu 7, 2017, 2:38 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 7, 2017, 7:56 am

Some spam I sort of understand, especially from enthusiastic authors. Snorkel equipment advertising, as an LT profile ... I just don't get it. Folks must get paid per URL they can promote on, whether it makes any logical sense or not.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 7, 2017, 8:08 am

But if they get paid for each ad that is still up the next day, LT is not a good place to waste their efforts on.

Nor is it worth the while of those paying. Any spam that is still up is so well hidden that it's not going to bring in customers. But we still see, besides the small stuff, the same ads day after day to be removed again.

I don't get it either.

kesäkuu 7, 2017, 1:43 pm

kesäkuu 8, 2017, 12:20 am

explore your english speaking skills

kesäkuu 8, 2017, 6:54 am

The message translates as: Hello all. My name is Margaret, I work as an online web site designer for money. I really love my job. And in my free time I like reading books
But the links go to gambling sites.

kesäkuu 8, 2017, 11:40 pm

The usual Chinese university spam:

kesäkuu 8, 2017, 11:53 pm

kesäkuu 9, 2017, 9:33 pm

manufacturers and suppliers of autoclaves

kesäkuu 11, 2017, 8:47 am

Author spam:


He's been a member for two years; he should know better!

kesäkuu 11, 2017, 11:45 am

>51 MarthaJeanne: Still needs one more flag.

kesäkuu 11, 2017, 12:02 pm

>52 MarthaJeanne: Flagged (and gone).

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 12, 2017, 8:53 am

Enthusiastic Publisher:

Profile: (Has been commented accordingly.)

They created new threads even after the comment on profile:

Further research online shows this publisher has a tendency to spam regular like.

kesäkuu 12, 2017, 9:48 pm

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 10:27 am

see the tag in the profile photos "Best Dietitians In Mumbai."

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 10:28 am

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 10:57 am
Overzealous author.

Profile already has a note

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 11:42 am

>63 Lyndatrue: Oops. Sorry. I fergot.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 14, 2017, 3:59 pm

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 4:41 pm

>65 gilroy: Profile actually has two notes on it. The previous one is from MarthaJeanne, yesterday.

kesäkuu 14, 2017, 10:46 pm

yoga for backache, arthritis, stress, weight problems

kesäkuu 15, 2017, 12:36 pm

This one bears watching. (previous post to that group was in 2016)

She's just helping with the movie "Mars" by Ben Bova, and is looking for interested parties, or people who like Ben, or... I dunno.

There's a lot off kilter here; notably the request itself. There's no data on her profile, other than the two groups she's joined, and her profile name. Love and admire Bova, and I'm absolutely positive that there'd be *something* out there, somewhere, if he was involved in filming Mars...or if *anyone* was going to do this.

kesäkuu 15, 2017, 1:05 pm

>69 Lyndatrue: And she just joined today

kesäkuu 15, 2017, 6:54 pm

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 16, 2017, 11:20 pm

kesäkuu 17, 2017, 6:33 pm

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 17, 2017, 8:34 pm

I know it sounds sad. Still, he's the author, promoting his book. Yes, I left a note on the profile.

No, there's no link in the topic...however, his books (including his own) were just added today.

(I'd also want to tell him that it's impolite to involve LT and the members in what could be an ugly case of slander.)

ETA: Second post (same topic).

kesäkuu 18, 2017, 3:12 am

>74 Lyndatrue: The topic isn't disappearing because of the two messages.

kesäkuu 18, 2017, 11:49 am

>75 MarthaJeanne: Yeah, I'm considering asking staff to remove it. I was hopeful that it would somehow be magic, but it isn't Sad business, no matter how you look at it.

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 8:15 am

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 5:30 pm

This profile is Spam, despite the book added to the library:

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 10:58 pm

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 11:44 pm

kesäkuu 20, 2017, 4:38 pm

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 21, 2017, 12:44 pm

a bit early for Chinese diploma spam

ETA: already gone

kesäkuu 21, 2017, 8:53 pm

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 24, 2017, 1:26 am

kesäkuu 25, 2017, 3:41 pm

lots of escorts

make you fully satisfied on the bed

your expectation on the bed, in the car or your preferred location

sex escorts, 100% hygienic sex

full satisfaction according to your interest without any disturbance with all comforts, no brokers involved

kesäkuu 25, 2017, 3:44 pm

>102 Taphophile13: Those are all gone.

kesäkuu 25, 2017, 3:51 pm

>103 MarthaJeanne: Thank you, and good riddance to them.

kesäkuu 25, 2017, 7:38 pm

>105 MarthaJeanne: and >106 Taphophile13: You don't mention what type of posting this is, but I'm expecting it falls in the promotion for self or others. I could swear I'd commented on that profile before (although not recently), and yet I see no comments (including any from either of you) there.

We'll see how long my comment stays...

kesäkuu 25, 2017, 8:42 pm

>107 Lyndatrue: She was trying to help a friend get a food truck and included his facebook page. She's been here a long time so she should know the rules. I didn't leave a profile note. I don't know if MarthaJeanne did.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 25, 2017, 9:24 pm

chinese diplomas anyone?

and already gone

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 26, 2017, 2:27 am

>108 Taphophile13: I did after the second one. Both notes are now gone. I'm afraid my note wasn't very polite. I basically said that the notes were spam and that the first one was gone because it had been flagged away. As you say, she has been here long enough to know the rules.

kesäkuu 26, 2017, 9:21 pm

A real lag time this evening before Chinese diploma spam is tombstoned


and now

needs flagged

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 12:42 am

>115 Taphophile13: Weird. Topics are gone, but profile seems immune to the flagging. I wonder if I should poke Tim & Co. ? This seems vaguely familiar, and it may require a server talking to or so.

Crap. I just remembered that he'd talked about getting on a plane. I wonder if anyone's even around. Someone want to try Lorannen?

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 2:30 am

That one's in the spam folder anyway. Sorry, not really awake yet.

kesäkuu 27, 2017, 10:08 am

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 4:36 pm

Aggravating. He wrote two messages, so the topic still exists. And he KNEW that this might not be allowed.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 4:38 pm

>122 MarthaJeanne: I've actually already asked staff to remove the topic thread (they can do it, and have done it for me before). That profile picture and the books both look familiar. I swear that I've seen this moron post before. Seriously.

ETA: Weird. The single book he's actually written may be linked to another book by the same author, rather than him actually having written it. The book was first published in 1995, and I'm having a hard time believing that he wrote it more than 25 years ago, and in 2017...

Now I'm curious. I don't have time to research this right now, but later on today, I'm going to pay some serious attention to this.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 4:42 pm

kesäkuu 27, 2017, 4:43 pm

>123 Lyndatrue: I hate cheaters. I hate them a lot. I note that he even said "republished" in this one. I'm POSITIVE I've flagged him before.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 4:51 pm

>124 MarthaJeanne: That was fast, but another double whammy. Bah! >125 Lyndatrue: Yes, this feels very familiar.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 6:32 pm

>123 Lyndatrue:

I've actually already asked staff to remove the topic thread

But, of course, another member has now posted in that thread to tell him that promotion is frowned on:

Why someone would do that after both the posts were flagged and hidden is not something that I can explain.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 27, 2017, 7:06 pm

>127 lilithcat: You got me (on PhaedraB posting on that thread). She's done it before; it puzzles me that someone who has been here so long would not know better. I dunno.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 28, 2017, 9:03 am

Probably pre-spam posting:

Brand new member posting a non-sequiteur in an old thread

Old technique being resurrected.

edit: This perhaps should have bee posted in the Is this Spam? thread.

kesäkuu 28, 2017, 2:27 pm

>123 Lyndatrue: I've taken care of one of the offending threads, but, as I mentioned to Lyndatrue privately, I'm leaving one in place for a little while. I want to raise the issue of why those topics aren't automatically disappearing from view with our developers, and I need an example to show them.

I don't mind manually deleting threads like this on my end, but a) it's annoying for you folks to have to ask us to do it, rather than having them hidden automatically, and b) doing so hides the fact that those posts ever existed, even from the admin side, and seeing posting history for repeat offenders is important.

Whatever happens, I'll remove the remaining thread by Friday, at the latest.

kesäkuu 28, 2017, 2:56 pm

>132 lorannen: Thank you. It really is very satisfying to see spam threads disappear.

I have begun worrying recently that somewhere the double message trick was being mentioned somewhere as a way of getting around spam controls. In a few cases we have seen spammers use two new member names to try and keep a topic active. That possibility should be included in any attempt to close this loophole.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 29, 2017, 12:38 am

Kind of sneaky, but still, Author and self-promotion.


There may be others. That was stuck on the end of an old, dormant topic.

ETA: I left a polite comment on his profile.

kesäkuu 29, 2017, 2:55 am

What, where the hell do they get off posting their fantasy junk in a math group?! Ugh

kesäkuu 29, 2017, 5:43 am

>135 Lyndatrue: They've been here since 2013. They should know better

kesäkuu 29, 2017, 3:47 pm

kesäkuu 30, 2017, 7:08 pm

"Powerful love vashikaran mantra is highly successful to solve your any kind of troubles. Our vashikaran expert has excellent skills over all kind of crafts and spells."

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 1, 2017, 5:10 pm

One more flag needed:

ETA: Okay, flagged into invisibility (the standalone one is gone). I wonder if she posted other places?

heinäkuu 1, 2017, 5:39 pm

construction and real estate builder

latest Government Job Notifications

heinäkuu 1, 2017, 6:12 pm

>141 MarthaJeanne: not cataloged anything and yet wants to advertise like it's all innocent and such? Pfft.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 2, 2017, 2:04 am

Too many recently with this line. 'I don't know if it's allowed...' Word has gotten out, but they still want to try it on.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 4, 2017, 1:31 am

Just in case:

ETA: Still around. May need more flagging...

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 2:11 am

It's going to be a long night. Caching problems seem to be keeping the profiles from being suspended. The topic in >148 Lyndatrue: is gone, but that profile's still there. Hopefully the profile in >149 MarthaJeanne: will be suspended soon. The topic still needs one more flag.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 4, 2017, 4:17 am

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 4, 2017, 4:43 am

Given today's problems, I am going to flag the topics as well. Chinese university spam in the 75 group.

4:24 I guess it's not universities this time. Two flags each.

4:41 Some at three, others gone. Profile still there.

Going, going, only one left.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 4, 2017, 6:26 am

>49 Taphophile13: and another group

Profiles still not being suspended.

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 6:46 am

The profiles in >148 Lyndatrue: ans >149 MarthaJeanne: Still exist. So do all the groups listed since.

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 7:35 am

The Chinese spammers are also very busy.

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 8:24 am

Sorry guys. The "crons" were off--so it wasn't catching them.

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 6:01 pm

>157 amanda4242: Missed one

I did drop the note on his profile because I hadn't realized it was the same person. :S

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 6:44 pm

>157 amanda4242: Note that his profile currently reads

About meI am the publisher of River Boat Books. I am also the author of The Conjure Man (2010) and One Last Dance with Lawrence Welk & Other Stories, which was a 1997 Minnesota Book Award Finalist.

Because he is now claimimg not to be the publisher. (see:

heinäkuu 4, 2017, 6:48 pm

>160 MarthaJeanne: Seriously?!

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 5, 2017, 1:06 am

Glad I copied that. He has taken the reference to River Boat books off his profile. Innocent enthusiasts don't post the same message in at least 7 different groups.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 5, 2017, 11:07 am

Huge Chinese invasion, about 30 posts:

ETA: Already gone but there were over 60 posts.

heinäkuu 5, 2017, 8:58 pm

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 5, 2017, 10:21 pm

LT account with the same name was deleted as spam earlier this a.m.
Can someone correct this? I am unsure what should be done.

edited to include 2nd sentence

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 5, 2017, 10:48 pm

>166 Conkie: I've alerted staff to the problem. Man, that one is really something, too. The original work has been modified, and needs to be returned to the previous state. What a shame that there are people that do this, you know?

ETA: I've removed the Common Knowledge entries that had been used by the spammer, and for the edification of the curious, the entries I deleted were Series, Canonical Title, and Alternative Title. I hate spammers so very much.

heinäkuu 5, 2017, 11:40 pm

This member has been suspended from the site.

heinäkuu 6, 2017, 12:20 am

heinäkuu 6, 2017, 12:26 am

>169 Taphophile13: There's been so very much of this, tonight. I note that a bit of it's been caught, and showed up over in the spam folder, but for the most part, it's been showing up on Book talk (and probably other places that I don't normally check).

heinäkuu 6, 2017, 12:47 am

>170 Lyndatrue: I've been seeing the same thing. That last one was posting as fast as I was flagging the posts, staying just ahead of me and the one this morning had over 60 posts. I wouldn't be surprised if some are showing up in threads I don't check but everything seems to start in Book Talk: either spam or help me find this book I love but don't remember.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 6, 2017, 6:11 am

Tim is looking at it again. At the time I posted there, there was over a page of spam with only one other message on my screen.

(I had flagged the spammers I saw, but I could have been the first.)

heinäkuu 6, 2017, 3:04 pm

>167 Lyndatrue:

Thank you for taking care of that ????
I knew it might take more than just deleting content! :)

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 7, 2017, 5:23 pm

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 7, 2017, 7:45 pm

what is going on??? only shows the most recent 50 new groups so there may more more

it's all word salad

Okay, they're gone.

heinäkuu 7, 2017, 8:03 pm


Note: They may come back as I play with this. This is just me looking at them. I can look at Talk threads that are deleted easily, but I'm not sure about groups.

heinäkuu 7, 2017, 10:14 pm

normal spam

high-performance computing, enterprise learning, and advertising


heinäkuu 9, 2017, 4:22 pm

trading the all types of gemstones jewelry and gemstone online

heinäkuu 10, 2017, 7:39 am

>181 Taphophile13:
>182 Taphophile13:
>183 Taphophile13:

Are we going after profiles before they do anything? I know dental offices and jewelry stores that have books to catalog as much as the private user. Where's the rest of the spam? Is it a review, a work, a posting?

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 10, 2017, 9:17 am

>185 2wonderY: IF you know for a fact that it is only for online presence, then they should be put in the great spam profile hunt thread.

heinäkuu 10, 2017, 10:43 am

>184 gilroy: The dental office had a several paragraph-long description all about us and why you should come to us. They catalogued only one "Book" which they reviewed with a repeat of the description. If they had been cataloging dental and medical books I would say it was a legitimate use of LT.

Jewelry stores that have a sales pitch and website but no books would also seem to be here only to advertize.

heinäkuu 10, 2017, 10:51 am

>187 Taphophile13: If you are hunting just profiles, they should go here:

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 1:57 pm

Enthusiastic Author: (do not flag)

Message left on the author's profile

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 11, 2017, 4:14 pm

>191 Taphophile13: also
There was a topic in bug collectors, but it went very quickly.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 4:15 pm

There's a whole bunch of these listed on the new groups page:

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 11, 2017, 4:29 pm

Creating spam groups

They all seem to be off the new group page now.

BTW, one flag takes it off the new groups page, but it is important that enough people flag the profiles.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:09 pm

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:22 pm

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:24 pm

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:24 pm

Where is staff? Help! I've gotta leave.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:26 pm

>226 2wonderY: I think they are busy fixing wiki pages.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:36 pm

It's getting late here, and I'm turning off for the night. Hope things calm down.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:43 pm is creating more groups despite having been suspended since >221 2wonderY:

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:45 pm

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 5:56 pm

mobailphone has been suspended

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 6:05 pm

raven.johnson has been suspended

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 6:07 pm

>248 Taphophile13: Oh now they've gone TOO FAR!

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 6:10 pm

>249 norabelle414: Maybe it's actually Voldemort behind all this.

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 6:37 pm

timothygrander has been suspended

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 9:41 pm

Four hours of attack! You few are champions!

heinäkuu 11, 2017, 9:52 pm

>279 2wonderY: Thanks. My wrist did begin to ache a bit. I just hope this isn't the new Chinese.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 12:19 am

I'm working on it. This hasn't previously been such a big attack vector. Argh.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 12, 2017, 12:38 am

>281 timspalding: They're adapting.

>279 2wonderY: Nice work parrying.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 1:32 am

>281 timspalding: You've made some change or other that's adversely affecting the Spam folder. Take a look; everything (only three, so far) is there, and not dead, from about 6:30 Pacific until now. Not sure if I should bother you via PM, but just noting it here, in case...

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 1:45 am

This member has been suspended from the site.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 1:58 am

>283 Lyndatrue:

I'm not sure what you mean. So, the spam folder holds things that we suspect are spam. It doesn't kill the user and indeed it doesn't kill the topic entirely--it just stays in spam. It turns red and is completely unreachable if the user is marked as spam.

>284 Collectorator:

If you're a member of this group, go to the talk tab and look on the left.

>281 timspalding:

I've added spam-testing for groups. The data set is smaller, and it looks only about 75% effective. At present there's no way to see what's being killed automatically. I'll add something tomorrow.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 2:11 am

I often go there to hurry along the process, and when I've killed the topic (it had nearly enough flags to finish it off, so I helped), I fully expected to see the tombstone (which is normal, in that case).

User profile is still unsuspended, even though he hit so long ago. Even if they're flagged red, I'm not all that sure that they aren't able to cause other trouble (I note that when I rescue someone who has ended up there inadvertently, that they're still able to make other posts). I check the folder as often as twice a day, especially when we seem to have a lot of this sort of thing going on.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 2:12 am

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heinäkuu 12, 2017, 2:12 am

Ah, okay, the disks are behind. Blech. Working on it.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 2:18 am

Okay, sorted. Sigh.

heinäkuu 12, 2017, 2:47 am

This topic is getting inordinately long, so I've continued it.
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