Spam reporting thread #59
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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.)
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https://www.librarything.com/topic/269688#6184018 (last two posts)
https://www.librarything.com/profile/cntjltd4_ (Author profile - Do not flag)
I've left a comment on the profile, so we'll see what happens.
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Probably either totally forgot he had joined LT or no longer knew member name/password. After all, that was April, 2013.
Just because the two members are the only two with those books and they both have only those books?
That and the similar style user names.
Or not, as the group to which your first example was posted has been deleted (hurrah!).
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1. Is a library that has been around since 2014 but contains no books, considered spam? (eg - http://www.librarything.com/profile/alicejamesbooks123)
2. If a venue (in this case I discovered it through Local Venue) is marked as a bookstore, but is clearly not (it's a bar, with no connection whatsoever to books), do I report that as spam, just change the 'type' to 'other place', or mark as 'defunct'? (I changed it to 'other place', but perhaps I should have done something else..?)
It's not "defunct" unless it's closed. I'd mark it "other place". (There are bars that have occasional author events.)
We could give a more definitive answer if you could provide a link to the venue page.
That is a fairly typical newcomer mistake, but entering such events is a desired activity, and not spam. And even if they had also taken part in publisher spam, the profile would not be flagged.
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Things are slow tonight! Those were still up for me to flag after two hours.
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(Please don't flag http://www.librarything.com/profile/ShankarNKashyap
ETA: I'll probably go back and flag all those reviews. I'm busy at the moment, but it surely seems called for.
"(2) Below is the total fee I charge to review and promote your book/eBook/audiobook. Please note my fee is for the promotion of your book not for the review – this ensures that my review is unbiased."
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Not sure why this account is "lifetime" (but it *is* from 2015, and may be under that umbrella from when there were accounts grandfathered in).
ETA: It may require staff participation.
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ETA: those are now gone. Unfortunately someone replied to his post in >84 Taphophile13: so that one won't disappear.
Sure, it's tacky, especially when the author awards himself 5 stars. But it's still a review and it's still not a TOS violation.
Pity that thread won't disappear. When will people learn not to respond to spammers?
One has a certain pity for him.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I think a discussion of the book, whether via prose or an interview transcript, is still a review.
Do I wish authors weren't allowed to do this? Or that we'd finally get that long-promised marking? You betcha!
Certainly doesn't incline one to rush out and buy his book, does it?
ETA: Topic is gone now.
Oh, lor', he's posting the same message in slews of threads in Hobnob and Brag and Rag Bag, even irrelevant ones.
Spam author: http://www.librarything.com/author/coastalclouds with a
Spam review: http://www.librarything.com/profile_reviews.php?view=coastalclouds by a
Spam member: http://www.librarything.com/author/coastalclouds who also uploaded a
Spam author image: http://www.librarything.com/pic/6040938
I think that's everything . . .
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Author spam. Please do not flag http://www.librarything.com/profile/Lisa_Gentile_Samia
I wonder why she gave it only 4½ stars; she gave her other book 5.
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Found two more:
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Spam book: http://www.librarything.com/work/20531323 with spam review and
spam author image: http://www.librarything.com/new_pic.php?picture=6054691
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and review: http://www.librarything.com/work/20534360/reviews/147357798
and this work: http://www.librarything.com/work/20541866/editions/147411798
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Greg_Kopp (please don't flag the profile, no matter how deserving)
ETA: I believe his collection of books could stand a bunch of combining as well, since most of them seem to be the same book in different languages, and no, I'm not the right person to do it, since I barely have command of one.
Author profile: http://www.librarything.com/author/koppgregory
The topic is gone, and I forgot to mention that I left the usual message on the profile.
>160 MarthaJeanne: Sorry. I think this messes up the bug report you just made, here:
I actually see those with many of the spam works, and usually delete them. I don't think I'd ever known there even *was* a page where the Haiku is collected, although I suppose I should not be surprised. It *is* LT, after all.
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One last check- yes the last two way down the page are gone as well.
Reading through the comments that are there still don't make me all that happy, either.
Is this still Monday? Bleagh.
Someone is working overtime!
I think someone's posting them as quickly as I report them!
This is getting ridiculous! I do have other things to do today.
The live ones are gone now, but it was actual *work* to get that way, and I keep finding one more to kill, also.
Never mind the second item. It was flagged while I try to post.
I don’t know about the last account. I am not so sure now...
See also https://www.librarything.com/work/20586801/147748924
The other book might be legit.
>199 Yamanekotei: Do you see spam activity by those other profiles, or is this based on that weird book?
I need to drink more coffee, and think about it for a while. I do think that the work, while coming close to a legitimate work, ought to be flagged as spam.
As an aside, all four copies of the book are using that cover. You just can't make this crap up.
ETA: >205 Taphophile13: Just saw your post (I should type faster). This is a clever person behind that account. What a shame.
I think in this case it is a red herring - bad data, but not in itself indicative of a spammer
ETA: the other 3 users who have that book in their catalog all added it years ago, and all were added from Amazon.com.
>207 norabelle414: I think you're right there—looks like bad data. However, none of the other accounts in >199 Yamanekotei: seem to have any good data, so I'm inclined to think they're still probably spam and that I should go ahead and mark them as such. Thoughts?
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Duplicated here for completeness:
http://www.librarything.com/profile/techline - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Ccleaner%E2%88%91*internet%2B18%C3%94...
Is there a way to delete Wikithing spam pages? See those at http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:RecentChanges
Do Wikithing pages created by flagged/suspended profiles get deleted?
This is a link to "Uncategorized Pages," bringing up the last 500.
Please note they are almost all Spam...
ETA Oh and the Wiki Help page? Spam now too: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Help:Contents