Spam reporting thread #60
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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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and these guys are back again; Cheesy Animation Studio
especially tacky right after a member was talking about a shooting that happened today: "This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to be. Your style and passion for blogging is contagious. Thank you for sharing your life!"
Cheesy Animation again
They've added a book, but their sales tags are on profile pics
Make your Cherry Lemonade drink and enjoy your Halloween evening with this drink
A bit late with their message, I think!
But Hallowe'en is All Hallows Eve, which is always and everywhere October 31, no?
also, is there a way to remove this author page which has a live spam link tag?
Russian escorts in Delhi
link to resorts, online gaming
has catalogued one book but links to large recruitment site.
(why won't he die?)
product review site
isometric exercise machine
ETA: all gone!
All 15 spam works are squashed, and now it would be nice to see the account obliterated.
https://www.librarything.com/topic/275990 - gone
(Please do not flag https://www.librarything.com/profile/Bhekintshingila)
https://www.librarything.com/topic/276003 - gone
Wow. And I found a few more (now gone). Is there a group that guy didn't spam?
Honestly, I don't think that's spam, at least not intentionally so. I think it's a member trying to be helpful to people with similar interests.
astrology & black magic
packers & movers
health & fitness tips
world adventure travel
abortion & unplanned pregnancy clinic
So many of them. Users are gone, but their vandalism lives on.
cheque writer software
real estate & investing
unlock your hip flexors (with word salad)
building better government
nebber mind already suspended.
I will post a reminder on his comment page.
It only needs one more flag, and it's gone.
Please do not flag the profile:
I left a message for member.
marketing solution campaigns
health and wellness programs
I love the way one of those calls out the "numerous dishonest people running Delhi escort agencies". Takes one to know one, as we used to say to each other on the playground.
I've also left a suggestion (for staff) that there needs to be a specific reporting place for Wiki vandalism, since it probably requires privileges, and certainly needs specialized knowledge (which I do not have)..
pest control (does it work on spam?)
just bar stools
I suspect this is a case of incorrect combining that got tagged as spam, but it isn't spam that I can find. (Though it has two yes votes. Go figure.)
by the users: https://www.librarything.com/profile/Himat
The feature often creates records/adds one or, in this case,
by these users:
>159 FAMeulstee: the last two pages I reported in that post are not removed:
If the links don't work, all pages can still be found at recent changes:
I'm not sure what you mean regarding those other two not being removed. The pages say "there is no text in this page." That means the page has been deleted, and content removed. The links don't stop working—they'll just take you to a blank page. That's part of how the wiki works. I could invent a URL for a random page that doesn't exist, and it would give me that message.
The others were completely gone, so I wondered what the difference was.
ETA: The group is gone now. Do you remember his username?
This user still has spam on the wiki, per the https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=50... link
can also be found on: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php?title=User:Rajabg&redirect=no
Removing them as soon as possible might discourage them, do these people get payed for putting spam on this site?
and a spam work
Boatloads of NYC events (at least...) have been spaminated again.
No need to flag them. You can delete them. You'll get a box that pops up asking you the reason; just say "spam venue".
but once I click to see more past events a couple times the format changes
ETA: nevermind, I figured out how to get the edit button back
ETA maybe time for a seperate wiki spam thread?
ETA: This user also changed the mainpage, I did undo his changes there: