Spam reporting thread #58
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Distinguish between the following, and flag the highest level of the violation:
-- Type 1: Irredeemable commercial spam: make sure to flag the member's profile, as well as the spammy activity. This type includes things selling strollers, pharmaceuticals, live-streaming sports games, porn, and/or trying to create traffic/links to sites for such things. Sufficient profile flags will automatically result in temporary suspension and deletion of the member's activity, so use your profile-flagging powers wisely and carefully.
-- Type 2: Teachable moments: DO NOT flag the member's profile, but DO flag the violating activity (e.g. self-promotional Talk post, group, or local venue). This type includes promotional activity that violates the Terms of Service (TOS), but where the member is potentially redeemable, e.g. overzealous authors, overzealous publishers, or other members with small TOS violations but who are otherwise using the site legitimately. These cases should be reported to staff (by sending a message or email to staff and/or or posting on this thread), so the member can be taught how to use the site.
-- Overzealous authors or publishers (these fall under type 2): do NOT flag the member's profile. Report to staff here or privately. You can also send the member a polite message pointing them to the terms, mentioning the "no promoting" language, and pointing them to the Do's and Don't page for authors: http://www.librarything.com/about_authors.php
-- Suspected sock-puppetry to promote a book, write fake reviews, and/or stack ratings: do not flag the profile, but report to staff here or by message, so staff can investigate. This is a serious violation for which members can be permanently banned.
-- Profile flags for commercial spammers only (type 1): On the member's profile page, click on the "report for spam" link, then follow instructions to flag the member. Again, this is only for commercial spam, not for "overzealous" authors, publishers, or booksellers, which should be reported to staff instead. See Talk post: http://www.librarything.com/topic/85810
-- Spam or promotional posts in a Talk topic (type 1 or 2): flag the post as an abuse of the terms of service.
-- Spam or promotional groups (types 1 and 2): flag new groups using the "flag this group" link.
-- Spam lists: report in this thread, and flag the member if it's commercial spam.
-- Spam works (type 1 spam): flag the work as spam on the work's editions page, and then vote on proposed work spam. Make sure to read the guidelines before proposing or voting, especially for what is not spam. Voting page: http://www.librarything.com/spam_works.php
-- Spam in a review (type 1), or an explicitly promotional review (type 2): flag the review as an abuse of the TOS, using the red flag.
-- Spam or promotion in "published reviews," or other CK fields (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete.
-- Spam or egregious promotion/advertising in venues or events (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete. Note that authors are permitted to add events for their books.
-- Spam in book links / quick links: post here and/or edit to remove spam.
-- Spam author names listed on a work: No current procedure. Tim has asked us not to change CK to indicate spammers, and not to combine spam authors together.
-- Not sure if it's spam? Post here, and explain why.
Please note that Tim has asked us not to use either CK or the combining system (whether works or authors) for spam fighting.
For more information see these wiki pages:
Procedures for flagging and reporting spam: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Spam#Procedures_for_flagging_and_repo....
Spam works, guidelines for flagging and voting: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/HelpThing:Spam_works
(A copy of these guidelines, for pasting in new threads, can be found here or at the top of previous threads.)
We will also share how you can create a good career path for yourself
plus three "books" with reviews
Now why anyone would want to pay $9.29 for a 21 page pdf (published on 2017-07-04) is beyond me. But they do exist as books.
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Author spam that has stuck around quite a while. Don't flag http://www.librarything.com/profile/lachlanSdriscoll
Gone now. Thanks.
There's three more of these in the group:
(I'll be back with those in a bit, but first, the profile note.)
ETA: As promised:
1 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/265311#
2 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/260683#6114829
3 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/243800#6114828
This doesn't even feel like a publisher.
I'd rather flag them, yes, but I still understand and agree with the policy that everyone gets a pass first time out. Believe me, this one was just making me hope that I'd be ignored, but it quit. On the other hand, the account's suspended in any case, and my guess is that the crap over in the group was what got it flagged.
No loss, not in my world.
Getting Loranne into this too.
There's four "works" with "reviews" there (that tends to keep it from being suspended).
Only one topic I can see:
ETA: Amazing. Gone, and suspension done as well. :-}
is in the Spam folder, and he's been a baaad boy.
Say that user name three times fast.
Gone before I got the other links in.
Too many threads to list.
They've spammed multiple places about a survey for social networks. And they give an email address only for contact. I'm calling this one scam of the highest degree...
ETA: Well, crap. I was coming back to post the topics, but they're already gone (and the profile's suspended, so it's all fixed).
Edit : Already gone.
Promoting an illegal downloader for people to steal content from sites that themselves are illegally hosting works. This seems to be the only thing the account has done.
Will someone fluent in Spanish please post a note on his/her profile"
(I fished the post out of the Spam folder; it was there presumably because of the weblink in the post.)
don't flag profile
The book looks legitimate.
and seconds later, it's gone
https://www.librarything.com/profile/SatiricalMuse (profile, do not flag)
He should be flagged just for writing "very unique".
ETA: Oh, lordy. Go read the profile, but set down whatever you're drinking first. Yeah, I'm not nice, but seriously?
In addition, I got a "reply" to my canned message. I'm off to flag the profile.
http://www.librarything.com/profile/CalandraWilliams (don't flag the profile, and I've left the standard note).
'Group website' is a website for the group creator's book.
Don't flag http://www.librarything.com/profile/EricBullard
Google translate from Finnish:
Combination Loan During the summer, money is spent more than normal and, for example, for foreign travel it is convenient to use a credit card for shopping. The need for temporary money should be easily taken out of a small instant bucket, but the interest rates are usually quite high.
they also set up their address as a venue — I don't know how to flag that
don't flag profile
leaving the usual note
oops- all threads with spam gone!
The author gave both of her own books five stars, but they're not actually *reviews* of the books.
"What can I say?" is definitely not a review. The other one, however, is. Yes, I know it looks like nothing more than a plot summary, but that's a review on LT.
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I'm trying to come up with a note that applies here. Not an author, not a publisher, but it still seems to fly against the rules. The only thing funny (to me) is the request for interested parties to send email, and there's no email address given. I haven't flagged the profile (because I can't come up with a good LT reason), but I'd like to. Please flag the topic, so it'll disappear.
the link invites you to make an appointment
https://www.librarything.com/topic/268147 (not flaggable)
and has now added touchstones for his books to the second post.
Don't flag the profile. Messages have been left for him.
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Entering authors as works is silly, but it isn't spam.
Sorry, Tim says you can catalog anything as long as you aren't actively selling or trying to redirect to another website to sell...
My query was due to the fact that the entries do not refer to an item (whatever the nature) but are an author reference on an author entry providing no additional information. http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/HelpThing:Spam_works list of what isn't spam refers in every case to something concrete and extant.
Edit: all gone
This is the line I enjoyed the most:
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Note also his so-called review: http://www.librarything.com/profile_reviews.php?view=theloneliestrobot
Profile for information only, please do not flag: http://www.librarything.com/profile/theloneliestrobot
He's also recommending his own book: http://www.librarything.com/profile/theloneliestrobot/recommendations/bymember
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the Spam is in the work review - https://www.librarything.com/work/20219763/reviews/145921530
So both profile and work need flagged.
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