Spam reporting thread #76

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Spam reporting thread #76

heinäkuu 22, 2022, 8:11 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: NOTE: Because all profile comments are now private, others cannot tell that you have left a message, so please include that information when you post in this thread.
-- 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.)

heinäkuu 23, 2022, 7:24 am

Author spam

There is another post in a longer thread, but we’ve offered a chance to edit.
Member has been warned.

heinäkuu 23, 2022, 7:56 am

>2 2wonderY:. Well, he must have been a fly-by. Please flag

heinäkuu 25, 2022, 11:34 am

For giggles

A translation company:

About Me
We have a professional team who always performs tasks to connect people around the world. We always prefer to give you with excellence and quality.

heinäkuu 26, 2022, 1:45 pm

Question. Why is the number 88 associated with betting and casinos?

heinäkuu 26, 2022, 1:58 pm

>7 2wonderY: The number 8 is lucky in Chinese culture, and 88 is doubly so.

heinäkuu 27, 2022, 9:46 am

heinäkuu 28, 2022, 2:12 am

Tee hee. Just zapped a legal practice in the UK that specializes in toe amputation claims.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 28, 2022, 1:39 pm

>11 2wonderY: {insert joke about BigToe industry}

elokuu 1, 2022, 12:57 pm

>17 lilithcat: Ah, in two groups I don't follow.

elokuu 1, 2022, 3:37 pm

>18 gilroy:

Nor do I. But when someone is posting spam in the forums, I'll usually check adjacent topic #s.

elokuu 1, 2022, 4:09 pm

It's also useful to check the groups a spammer has joined.

elokuu 1, 2022, 6:13 pm

Well, crap. He moved his entire advertising spiel onto his profile...

elokuu 1, 2022, 7:26 pm

>21 gilroy:

That's a better place for it, frankly.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 6, 2022, 11:54 pm

Muokkaaja: elokuu 6, 2022, 11:55 pm

Message deleted.

elokuu 6, 2022, 11:54 pm

>25 lilithcat: Thanks. That was supposed to be the profile page:

elokuu 9, 2022, 5:12 pm

elokuu 13, 2022, 9:45 am

Author spam
I haven’t left a message though

elokuu 13, 2022, 9:53 am

>38 lilithcat: should not have been flagged if it was author spam.

elokuu 13, 2022, 10:00 am

>39 MarthaJeanne: There was nothing to indicate it was. The profile was completely bare. The profile name (note the store ending) didn’t correspond to the author name.

elokuu 13, 2022, 10:11 am

>39 MarthaJeanne:

I did not do so. I posted the profile so folks would know who >37 yolana: was referring to, as that would not be possible once the post disappeared.

elokuu 13, 2022, 2:53 pm

>42 amanda4242: Already gone. ;)

elokuu 14, 2022, 8:39 am

This morning’s smile:

“Hi, we are Vietnamese Hair Factory and this is our official Librarything. We specialize in wholesale and export of hair. If you are interested please check our website:” the picture was an astonishing array of colors.

Would y’all prefer I post these occasional sharings on a different thread?

elokuu 14, 2022, 8:47 am

>44 2wonderY:

These are fun! I think, perhaps, a separate thread might actually encourage more people to join in, though!

elokuu 15, 2022, 4:21 am

>46 karenb: The description of the work:
“ Bunga-bunga karangan bunga 20 Kartu Ucapan dalam Buku ruang putih untuk menulis Buku harian Buku catatan kenang-kenangan Dekorasi Hadiah oleh seniman modernis Grace Divine”
Flowers wreath 20 Greeting Cards in a Book white space for writing Diary Keepsake Notepad Decoration Gift by modernist artist Grace Divine

Seems to me to be a legitimate work.

elokuu 15, 2022, 5:24 am

The member obviously started with a legitimate book, but edited title and author. The title and author in LT are QF_Karangan Bunga Papan "Happy Wedding" Ukuran 2x1,50m IDR.850.000
by Qatalia Florist

Muokkaaja: elokuu 15, 2022, 12:21 pm

>48 MarthaJeanne: >49 karenb: It's the text from a sign that they're selling, which is also in the cover images.

All flagged away by now, though.

elokuu 16, 2022, 10:31 pm

(that work is also in two other libraries, so apparently not spam)

Muokkaaja: elokuu 16, 2022, 10:48 pm

>50 karenb: it was incorrectly combined with the other work. I separated it.


elokuu 17, 2022, 12:38 am

(flag the work after the review is gone)

elokuu 17, 2022, 12:39 am

>51 2wonderY: Good catch; thanks.

elokuu 17, 2022, 1:15 am

elokuu 24, 2022, 10:03 am

elokuu 25, 2022, 8:27 am

>44 2wonderY:

Joining in on the fun, I give you a bizarre erectile dysfunction remedy spammer:

"Reasons why Cialis 60 mg is the right preference for you inside the USA

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"Consequently, Cialis 60 mg will boom the circulatory device and receives an actual and strong erection. Take this Cialis tablet given that you have erectile brokenness; anyway, don't use it. Cialis 60 mg endless amount of data your essential concept expert can begin the estimations of Cialis 60 mg. Your fundamental idea expert can, at final, endorse the littlest evaluation that gives an ensuing effect."

He also has a spam work here:

elokuu 25, 2022, 8:38 am

>60 lilithcat: I took out the member description (including link).

elokuu 25, 2022, 10:09 am

>60 lilithcat: Excellent!

elokuu 28, 2022, 6:35 pm

elokuu 28, 2022, 7:38 pm

>66 2wonderY: I remember them! Advice about buying chalets.

elokuu 29, 2022, 6:10 am

>70 FAMeulstee: He's been removed as spam.

syyskuu 5, 2022, 12:00 pm

>76 MarthaJeanne: I send a message

syyskuu 7, 2022, 11:27 pm
Posted three spam topics, caught by the spam-catcher, but I clicked on one so now it needs flagging:

syyskuu 9, 2022, 7:57 am

Author spam


syyskuu 9, 2022, 6:56 pm

A troll is stalking the posts of Folio Society Devotees.
tkidcharlemagne is making inflammatory posts and derogatory comments about members and has been flagged innumerable times in the following threads -

syyskuu 9, 2022, 7:08 pm

>80 wcarter: That's going to require staff intervention, I recommend emailing them. There's a "contact" link at the bottom of the page.

syyskuu 10, 2022, 7:44 am

Any one else get a spammy “review my book” message from Enakpoweri?

I’m afraid I sent him a rather snide comment in return.

syyskuu 14, 2022, 12:36 am

(flag the work after the review is gone)

syyskuu 16, 2022, 3:39 pm

Apparently, this is the same guy that keeps trying to do something regarding Elon Musk, because another post and user name of his got spammed away before I could post it here (loljoe456, I think). Funny part is he posted in Bug Collectors and started the post with "Stop Banning Me"

syyskuu 16, 2022, 4:13 pm

>90 gilroy:

He's gone now.

syyskuu 19, 2022, 12:00 pm

>90 gilroy: So he keeps trying. There's a thread in bug collectors where he's been flagged into oblivion already.
Latest user names were coolman445 and looojoe452

And he keeps whining about being banned. Maybe it's time to get admin involved?

syyskuu 19, 2022, 4:46 pm

>93 gilroy: Maybe it's time to get admin involved?

Yes. Maybe they can explain some things to the next account they register.

syyskuu 19, 2022, 4:47 pm

>90 gilroy:, >93 gilroy:

These have all already been removed as spam but for the record these accounts have also posted on the same subject:

syyskuu 19, 2022, 4:48 pm

>94 karenb: I messaged Kristi before I left my bill paying job to come home.

Thread where all these offending posts seem to land at the moment:

syyskuu 19, 2022, 5:13 pm

Have the rules for spam changed? I admittedly haven't been around as much as I once was, but I remember Tim saying in no uncertain terms that "noise" (like this Musk nonsense) was not spam. I've been blocking the users and threads when I find them, but haven't dared flag any.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:31 am

>97 lorax: I was wondering the same. Also didn't flag because the causes listed for flagging didn't apply.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:43 am

The only one I flagged was defamatory to a major public figure. That is not actually on the list, but considering recent developments, probably should be.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 7:46 am

>99 MarthaJeanne:

In the U.S., it's pretty hard to defame a major public figure. See Sullivan vs. New York Times:

syyskuu 20, 2022, 8:56 am

MarthaJeanne (#99):

I believe Tim said during the previous US presidential administration that so long as said major public figures are not LT members, insulting them is okay.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:20 am

>97 lorax:

This is a good point. Could Tim (or one of his authorized representatives) clarify this?

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Creating "nonsense" topics and multiple accounts for Talk are both against the TOS.

Do these actions count as spamming, though...? I think it does when it's all on the same topic, especially when it involves a brand. Elon Musk's name is branding.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:47 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 11:47 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:18 pm

There's a few topics caught in the spam filter as well, from accounts that have already been removed. Something is definitely going on but it's probably best left to the staff

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:28 pm

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:41 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:47 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 12:56 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 1:02 pm

aspirit (#105):

Can you provide a link to where "nonsense" topics were ruled flaggable? I remember Tim saying in no uncertain terms that flagging them was against the TOS, but I'd be delighted if he changed his mind over the years.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 20, 2022, 1:10 pm

"Do not create "pointless," "meaningless" or "random" groups or topics." from the "Community Rules" on the Terms of Service page

syyskuu 20, 2022, 1:15 pm

>117 norabelle414: Yep, but I don't see anywhere that says those are flaggable offenses. I think what's happening is site vandalism and the member should be banned, but we're only supposed to flag profiles under a very limited set of circumstances.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 1:22 pm

>118 amanda4242: I was only referring to flagging of the nonsense topics themselves, not profiles

syyskuu 20, 2022, 1:26 pm

>119 norabelle414: Sorry, I misunderstood.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:04 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:08 pm

Is anyone actually flagging the profiles? They seem to be disappearing quickly, I wonder if they are hitting some other kind of trigger that is removing their accounts, like creating too many accounts from the same IP address

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:22 pm

I was.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:38 pm

Okay, Kristi has responded to my note and I've asked her to chime in here with regard to what's going on and the flag situation

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:51 pm

I got two profile messages - not readable as the members had been suspended before I saw them. Do they think that being more and more obnoxious will get people to stop flagging them?

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:55 pm

I would consider these accounts as spamming/TOS violations, they're "shell" accounts, posting pointless material knowingly and repeatedly. Flag away!

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:56 pm

syyskuu 20, 2022, 2:56 pm

>129 kristilabrie: We hear and obey! Thank you!

syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:10 pm

Thank you, Kristi.

Can you please point us to clear general guidelines? Is all of the above ("shell" accounts, pointless material, repetition) required, or do two of three suffice? Would the first occurrence, when it was merely pointless without creation of sock-puppet accounts or repetition, have been flaggable?

I have long been utterly terrified of accidentally flagging something I shouldn't and being smacked down with a TOS violation, so I basically never flag anything.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:22 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 3:33 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 4:12 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 4:18 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 4:18 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 4:19 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 6:43 pm

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syyskuu 20, 2022, 7:27 pm

I see he still hasn't learned anything yet...

syyskuu 21, 2022, 9:24 am

>129 kristilabrie:

When I click the button to Flag a profile, I get a warning pop-up saying that this is only for commercial spam. If it's not just going to be for commercial spam, maybe we could have that warning reworded.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 11:57 am

I believe that's still true for user flagging, it's only post flagging that has been relaxed.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 21, 2022, 1:28 pm

>90 gilroy: When he started all this, it was multiple junk posts to groups that made no sense for the screed he was venting. Now, he's focused on two threads because they don't go away. But the posts are rather limited and innocuous.

ETA - Stand Corrected. He's just posting crap. With the way he's acting, I'm wondering if this is a bored 13 year old.

Kristi, can we lock him into only posting in those two threads and then everyone ignore the threads so no one has to listen? (It's different from a complete IP block. Maybe the PTB will go for it?)

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:04 pm

They're at it again.

I think it's past time for an IP block.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:14 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:29 pm

At bare minimum, can we delete all the bug collector threads that they've started?

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:29 pm

Please PTB block that IP. Among other things, there's an Elon Musk pic as the group pic now.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:36 pm

That's the profile that changed the group picture.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

How do we flag group pic? I don't see any option

syyskuu 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

I thought it was Pulledpork098. Doesn't matter now, the picture is gone and changed back to the correct one.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 4:07 pm

>147 amanda4242: Adding another vote for an IP ban. It's getting past ignoring now.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 4:19 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 4:23 pm

I agree it's well past time. This harassment shouldn't be allowed.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 8:23 pm

Does anyone why this account was suspened?
They seemed like a young teen who had the misfortune of having their thread hijacked by one of our more contrarian members.

syyskuu 21, 2022, 9:37 pm

>157 yolana: It's probably not for anything they did in that thread, but they have been directed to email Kristi to sort things out:

syyskuu 21, 2022, 11:51 pm

Not sure what's going on here (though obviously related to the earlier issues):

syyskuu 22, 2022, 6:56 am

>159 norabelle414: Oh please PLEASE tell me it's time for an IP block...

syyskuu 22, 2022, 6:58 am
Author spam. Been here since 2011 so should know better.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 7:27 am

>158 norabelle414:, could it be age related? I've seen some accounts flagged before for being underaged. He/she might have revealed their age in a post, or someone made an assumption.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:26 am

Punblisher spam I guess.

Should know better than to advertise a book even in context of a book conference stand.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:31 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:37 am

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:37 am

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:51 am

syyskuu 22, 2022, 11:51 am

I see I don't need to say ... they're back

syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:01 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:01 pm

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Muokkaaja: syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:04 pm
(ETA: gone now, but basically the spammer had created a whole group)

syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:07 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:07 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:12 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:13 pm

They're now sending me private messages

syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:14 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:15 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:20 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:37 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 12:57 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 1:15 pm

>163 MarthaJeanne: No, it is author spam. Sorry, somehow my edit didn't take.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 1:31 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 22, 2022, 2:32 pm

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syyskuu 22, 2022, 2:33 pm

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syyskuu 23, 2022, 7:49 am

>185 norabelle414: The group had been killed, but now appears to be resurrected...

syyskuu 23, 2022, 7:59 am

>190 gilroy: They're two different groups, they have different numbers. The second one still needs more flags:

syyskuu 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 10:53 am

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syyskuu 23, 2022, 10:53 am

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syyskuu 23, 2022, 10:53 am

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syyskuu 23, 2022, 10:53 am

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syyskuu 23, 2022, 11:18 am

I wonder if this attacker is aware that there are a lot more of us to flag than of him to spam.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 11:19 am

Suspect he's a bored teen who doesn't care

syyskuu 23, 2022, 11:21 am

I would think that this would get very boring after a while.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 11:40 am

>198 MarthaJeanne: I think that's probably the whole appeal.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 11:58 am

But seriously, they must have something else to do with their time than to attend to spamming a bibliophilic cataloging site. If it is a bored teen then I pity them, my children’s lives were filled with many more interesting things to do at that age.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 12:00 pm

>200 MarthaJeanne: No one does this could have high standards for entertainment (or for job satisfaction in the case of hostile cyber agents, which the timing has me thinking of).

Anyway, this harassment comes off as both lonely and very desperate.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 12:04 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 12:41 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 2:03 pm

The frustration is understandable, however we may be keeping this particular troll too well fed with acknowledgements. Best if we simply carry on with business.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 3:08 pm

Can I suggest starting a new spam reporting thread, so we can all block this one and move on?

syyskuu 23, 2022, 3:51 pm

>207 lorax: Don’t you think it’s a convenience that they come directly to our attention? Makes their stay briefer.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 24, 2022, 9:57 am

syyskuu 24, 2022, 10:03 am

>210 2wonderY:

Sure looks like it.

lokakuu 1, 2022, 3:26 am

This one seems mildly author spam, and has a couple flags already:
I have not left any message in case it is permissible for the Welcome to LT group.

lokakuu 1, 2022, 7:29 am

The post is gone. Did anyone else message them? So they know why?

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 1, 2022, 8:51 am

>214 Nevov:

What did it say?

If it was promoting her book, then, no, it is NOT permissible in the Welcome to LT group.

Also, for future reference: if you are not certain whether something is spam, you can post in this thread: to discuss it.

lokakuu 1, 2022, 3:32 pm

>216 lilithcat:
>What did it say?

It was along the lines of them introducing themselves, mentioning their book, and a giveaway they are planning to hold. No links just plain text, IIRC.

lokakuu 1, 2022, 3:54 pm

>217 Nevov:

That's author spam. The presence or absence of links is not dispositive. He's promoting his book in a place where that is not permitted.

Flagging the post was appropriate, but a message should have been left on his profile directing him to the "How Authors Can Use LibraryThing" page.

lokakuu 1, 2022, 4:27 pm

>218 lilithcat:
Thanks, sending a message now.

lokakuu 8, 2022, 2:05 pm

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 15, 2022, 10:05 am

lokakuu 17, 2022, 8:29 pm

lokakuu 18, 2022, 8:26 pm

lokakuu 18, 2022, 11:27 pm

>225 aspirit:

So? That first thread is "Teens Talk About Anything", and if we flagged every post that was off-topic, we'd be doing nothing else!

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 19, 2022, 11:56 am

>226 lilithcat: That looks like talking to you?

The links are lies, political and religious promotion (currently but loosely associated offsite with attacks on the media and members the group is for) misrepresented as links to legitimate anime sites.

One is gone and the other is no longer directly linked out in the open. So other people agreed those posts weren't merely off topic.

lokakuu 19, 2022, 12:11 pm

>227 aspirit: There's not really anything we can do. We're just normal users with normal powers, all this thread does is draw attention to things that need to be flagged to make sure they get enough flags to be hidden.

As the group admin, you can "remove" those messages. You can also ban a member from the group. We can't do that.

If you think the user should be removed from LibraryThing as a whole (i.e. have their profile flagged as spam), you can make that argument but that's a much higher bar to clear. I would recommend banning them from the group (maybe with a warning first, that's up to you)

lokakuu 19, 2022, 2:43 pm

>228 norabelle414: I was asking for flags.

Thank you to the Spam Fighters who responded normally.

lokakuu 19, 2022, 3:13 pm

>229 aspirit: Yes, but you're the group admin, you can just "remove" messages without them needing any flags.

lokakuu 19, 2022, 3:26 pm

One of those messages has since been deleted by the member. I suspect that the sight of several flags is more of a deterrent than just having the message disappear.

lokakuu 24, 2022, 2:50 pm

lokakuu 28, 2022, 6:47 pm

>235 2wonderY:

Something's up. I flagged that one earlier today, and usually when I do they disappear pretty quickly. This shouldn't still be hanging around.

lokakuu 28, 2022, 7:10 pm

>236 lilithcat: Agreed - I've zapped it too, but it hasn't gone.

lokakuu 28, 2022, 7:12 pm

>237 rodneyvc: Only recent members go quickly, this one is a member since 2020.

lokakuu 28, 2022, 8:41 pm

>236 lilithcat: Are they appealing and coming back?

lokakuu 28, 2022, 9:46 pm

>239 gilroy:

No idea. It's odd they'd wait so long to put up an image.

Nevertheless, it's clearly spam.

"Fast private instant loans at TCADVISORS only need ID card and photo household registration book. Quick loan with money in 30 minutes, no home appraisal, no mortgage."

lokakuu 29, 2022, 7:56 am

>240 lilithcat: never fear, already flagged from my end

lokakuu 29, 2022, 11:18 am

flagged, and they're still there. weird.

lokakuu 29, 2022, 11:31 am

>242 karenb: I’ve just messaged Kristi.

lokakuu 31, 2022, 8:39 am

>235 2wonderY: Gone, with assistance from staff.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 5, 2022, 4:34 pm

marraskuu 9, 2022, 1:51 pm

Our buddy has circumvented his block, it seems:

Gone before I finish posting.

marraskuu 18, 2022, 4:44 pm

All except the first one are spam profiles and need flagged. 85 of them.

I’ve been having happy hunting just searching key words, but my eyes have given out.

marraskuu 18, 2022, 5:06 pm

>251 2wonderY:

The second, CleanClothesCampaign, also seems fine.

marraskuu 18, 2022, 5:17 pm

marraskuu 19, 2022, 4:14 am

>251 2wonderY: "I’ve been having happy hunting just searching key words, but my eyes have given out."

Welcome to my world. Breaks are important.

marraskuu 21, 2022, 5:06 am

>256 2wonderY:

Organized by book count, the top 3 seem to be actual libraries.

Most of the others are unconfirmed accounts, so we have nothing to do. Does this match with what you were posting?

marraskuu 21, 2022, 6:31 am

>257 karenb: with the changes to Profile page, I had this exchange with staff about flagging unconfirmed accounts:

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 23, 2022, 8:26 am

I flagged this a couple of hours ago. Needs another flag?

marraskuu 23, 2022, 8:55 am

marraskuu 23, 2022, 5:25 pm

>1 lilithcat: Should we continue to another thread?

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

marraskuu 23, 2022, 5:30 pm

Tämä viestiketju jatkuu täällä: Spam reporting thread #77.