Spam reporting thread #77

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Spam reporting thread #77

marraskuu 23, 2022, 5:30 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.)

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 24, 2022, 4:08 am

marraskuu 24, 2022, 7:54 am

Okay, I flagged the profile too soon, and left these works in limbo. I am chastened and will follow the correct steps in the future.

These had reviews that went on and on about the product and marketing links..

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 28, 2022, 5:53 pm

Author spam: (Message left)

(Honestly, you'd think someone who has been a member since 2015 would know better. On the other hand, considering that the only books he's catalogued are his own, maybe not.)

marraskuu 28, 2022, 6:58 pm

>6 lilithcat: They started that account in 2015 but that doesn't mean they spent more than 5 minutes here. And it actually looks like they started even earlier than that:

marraskuu 28, 2022, 8:53 pm

>6 lilithcat: >7 norabelle414: The copy on both those accounts reads like a PR rep created the accounts. Probably two different reps.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 12:33 am

Noting that I am leaving a message for negrazar, a new LT member who tried to promote The Power of the Powerless, now translated into Persian. The Talk spam filter caught the post (which contained two commercial links), so it didn't go public.

Anyone care to suggest where one goes to discuss such a work on LT? I stay away from political discussions here, and no recent groups jumped out at me.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 5:43 am

>11 karenb: Pro & Con would be the only place they could discuss such a book

joulukuu 2, 2022, 7:44 am

>12 gilroy: Thank you.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 7:51 am

They will be flagged there too if they are advertising the book.

joulukuu 2, 2022, 8:27 am

>11 karenb:

There's the Reading Globally group:, and I suppose they could try to revive the Czech books group:

joulukuu 2, 2022, 9:02 am

But whatever the group: >14 2wonderY: still stands.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 8:20 am

>17 2wonderY: Well that escalated quickly

joulukuu 12, 2022, 8:35 am

>18 norabelle414: Yes. Twenty minutes before his post in Talk, he had messaged me asking respectfully what exactly he had done wrong. I checked the links I’d sent him and they would have answered his questions in full. So not only is he showing his true colors, he also doesn’t really want to know how to operate successfully here.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 8:42 am

>19 2wonderY: The part where we're all hypocrites because any mention of any book is free advertising is really making me chuckle.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 8:47 am

I wish people would learn not to reply to spam posts.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 9:08 am

joulukuu 12, 2022, 7:15 pm

>23 Nevov: All of the works and reviews are already flagged, right? So all we need to do is flag the profiles?

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 12, 2022, 7:46 pm

Some reviews aren't disappeared last I looked, if your flags have made the difference, thanks!

Edit: all reviews look to have hit the threshold, so just the profiles left now, I believe.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 7:44 pm

>25 Nevov: ok yes, sorry. All of the AntwanGiroux reviews have been hidden and the first page of Lynette Watson, but there are still many (many, many) more that need to be flagged beyond the first page.

joulukuu 12, 2022, 7:46 pm

Thanks! I think we're good now with the reviews, so just the profiles to go.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 13, 2022, 3:08 pm

>28 karenb: All gone.

joulukuu 13, 2022, 4:21 pm

Spam in reviews on these two profiles: (all reviews already hidden) (all reviews already hidden)
So just the profiles remain to flag.

joulukuu 13, 2022, 5:33 pm

>30 Nevov: I found one work that still needs to be flagged:

joulukuu 13, 2022, 5:50 pm

>30 Nevov: Lynette Watson's profile remains. I wonder if it's time to contact staff?

joulukuu 13, 2022, 5:56 pm

>31 norabelle414: Well done for spotting that! It's over the threshold now.
>32 karenb: Will make a report.
Thanks all.

joulukuu 14, 2022, 6:20 pm

(reviews and works already have enough flags)

joulukuu 16, 2022, 11:34 am
Author Spam

Profile (do not flag)
(Messages are disabled for her, so no message left)

joulukuu 16, 2022, 12:00 pm

>35 gilroy:

(Messages are disabled for her, so no message left)

No, they're not! I've left a message.

joulukuu 16, 2022, 12:13 pm

>36 lilithcat: Going back, I see I was looking in the wrong spot. Thank you for catching that.

joulukuu 16, 2022, 12:22 pm

>35 gilroy: Topic gone now. (Being fourth always feels so satisfying.)

joulukuu 18, 2022, 10:35 pm

Another couple of profiles to flag (spam works and reviews – all of which are already gone now, just the profiles remain):

joulukuu 26, 2022, 5:42 am

Author spam


joulukuu 27, 2022, 7:15 pm

>42 2wonderY: Good catch; thank you

joulukuu 28, 2022, 11:15 am

Spammer hit twice in the same thread:

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 31, 2022, 3:36 pm

Author spam:

Do not flag: (I sent a message)

ETA: the author sent me a thank you and apology back, always nice to see that

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 31, 2022, 11:31 pm

A new user is vandalizing tons of CK: 6 pages' worth in a few hours:

ETA: Gone! Whew. I already emailed staff, but it's a holiday Saturday night.

tammikuu 1, 12:24 am

The pattern: change a lot of Nationality fields to UK for various pop culture folks. Then delete all info for women and nonbinary and GNC and trans folks.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 1, 5:24 am

They're going after people with nonstandard gender labels, replacing them with BS and changing/adding nationality of Nigeria. Please keep an eye on the Zeitgeist CK Changelog? Thanks.

tammikuu 1, 7:26 am

>55 karenb: I just found two non-binary authors I read last year have had their profiles vandalised by lilybeth78. I note their account has, thankfully, been suspended. I'll try to repopulate the author profiles and see if I can identity other author profiles in my library that have been attacked.

tammikuu 1, 9:27 am

I undid some of the damage on some of my authors, but it's hard finding them all.

tammikuu 1, 10:21 am

Is the vandalism bad enough that we'd need Kristi or staff to reverse it?

tammikuu 1, 11:02 am

>60 gilroy: Possibly, as the two (that I'm aware of) trolls who have vandalised the author data have removed everything on some profiles, such as dates of birth and birthplaces, as well as having deleted gender or misgendered the author. Re-inputting that information from other sources, such as author websites and Wikipedia, can be time-consuming.

tammikuu 1, 1:41 pm

>61 Michael.Rimmer: All of the old information can be found by looking at the CK history for that author, no outside sources needed.

We can certainly ask staff to revert all the changes but it will probably be a few days due to the holiday

tammikuu 1, 2:50 pm

>62 norabelle414:

Susanbooks said in the other thread that she has notified kristi.

tammikuu 1, 2:50 pm

The three least-prolific defacers in >59 norabelle414: have been fixed. The other three have way more edits.

tammikuu 1, 2:53 pm

Another member is changing n/a to group. I changed the ones in my library back.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 1, 5:54 pm

>21 lilithcat: Hi lilithcat. Just saw this. The reason I replied to his post was that messages are now private, so I couldn't tell if anyone had given him the information he would need to behave correctly. If I had known that 2wonderY had already sent him a message, I would not have responded and it probably wouldn't have escalated. Sorry. k4k

tammikuu 1, 8:47 pm

>62 norabelle414: Hi, Norabelle - I did check the history files as I'd expected to find the original data there, but that information wasn't visible to me - it just states it's been deleted or has been changed to a new value 🤷

tammikuu 1, 9:07 pm

>67 Michael.Rimmer: You need to click on the All button instead of just looking at the Active information, which is the default when looking at the history.

tammikuu 2, 3:04 am

>65 MarthaJeanne: They're a regular member helping to clean up. I suspect they're unfamiliar with some conventions and don't know how to to see the CK history for a page.

tammikuu 2, 5:19 am

>68 gilroy: Ah, excellent! Thanks for the tip 😊

tammikuu 3, 11:49 am

Almost a year ago, we had a member mass-removing works from valid Series on LT, and let me be the first to say it was such a "fun" project to work on restoring his edits!

It was just reported to us that we have another member doing the same: I would appreciate any help members might want to offer to clean the bad edits up! (I've already messaged the member directly to stop, and also explaining how Series are used/edited on the site.) Thanks in advance for any help offered.

tammikuu 4, 4:44 am

Author/publisher spam


tammikuu 4, 6:10 am

tammikuu 7, 1:44 am

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 7, 8:23 am

>75 MarthaJeanne: I feel like that's not the first time he's been dinged...

ETA: Yup, he was warned when he arrived in July:

tammikuu 7, 8:31 am

>76 gilroy: Some people are not teachable.

tammikuu 9, 5:45 pm

I miss the old message system where you could see if an older author had been warned before or not.

tammikuu 9, 10:53 pm

>80 gilroy:

I agree.

tammikuu 9, 11:10 pm

>80 gilroy: I agree too.

tammikuu 10, 2:28 am

Me, too.

tammikuu 10, 4:21 am

Time to start a thread just with links to profiles of authors who've been messaged?

tammikuu 14, 10:58 am

author spam

If someone has a copy/paste message ready, please leave a message to the author. I just flagged the post

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 14, 11:11 am

>86 SandraArdnas: She has also used someone else's review as her member review.

tammikuu 14, 12:21 pm

>86 SandraArdnas:

I knew that name was familiar.

She's been warned before, by me:

tammikuu 14, 12:36 pm

>88 lilithcat: So what to do now, report to kristie?

tammikuu 14, 1:14 pm

>89 SandraArdnas: Yes: multiple issues, over time.

tammikuu 15, 11:50 pm

>91 2wonderY:

Both gone now.

tammikuu 16, 8:53 am

Spam work created by a spam account that is now gone, apparently:

tammikuu 18, 7:12 am

>94 2wonderY: - 104
I've been learning new stuff to search for this morning. Thanks.

tammikuu 18, 8:48 am

I wonder if this is related to the server problem reported elsewhere:

tammikuu 18, 11:08 am

>94 2wonderY: Okay, I think this issue should be resolved as of about 10:30am ET this morning. Please let me know if you're still having any trouble seeing spam profiles go away.

tammikuu 18, 3:36 pm

>107 kristilabrie: All seems well again. Thanks!

>105 karenb: Drat! I was coming close to passing you.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 20, 5:28 pm

>112 2wonderY:


Looks like they're all gone now, unless there are others I missed.

tammikuu 20, 5:36 pm

>113 lilithcat: There’s one in the Authors group, but I left it be.

tammikuu 20, 5:59 pm

>114 2wonderY:

The one in Hobnob? I think it's acceptable there. "How Authors Can Use Librarything" says, "Join the Hobnob with Authors group and discuss your work with interested members", and they do have specific promotional threads.

I generally leave posts in that group alone.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 20, 11:28 pm

See member recommendations on Red winter Journey by 'Anonymous user'.

tammikuu 20, 11:23 pm

>116 MarthaJeanne: double check that touchstone.

tammikuu 20, 11:28 pm

>117 2wonderY: Whoops! Not only didn't check, but had the title wrong.

tammikuu 20, 11:41 pm

>116 MarthaJeanne:

I've never seen "anonymous user" before. How does that happen?

Seems he's trying to avoid the rule that "you are expected to make good-faith, disinterested recommendations . . . Recommending your own book is strictly forbidden."

tammikuu 20, 11:56 pm

>119 lilithcat: Since it doesn’t show up on his profile, there is no telling how many other places (works) he is recommending his own titles.

tammikuu 21, 12:41 am

>119 lilithcat: Once you get almost to the end of adding a member recommendation, there's a box that says "show my member name" which is checked by default but can be unchecked.

tammikuu 21, 8:50 am

>121 norabelle414:

Thanks, I never noticed that. I'm not sure I like it; as in this case, it's an easy way for an author to get around the rule against recommending one's own books.

tammikuu 21, 11:17 am

>122 lilithcat: Yeah I was thinking of making an RSI to remove it... is there some important use-case that I'm not thinking of? Maybe a user with a private library who does not want people to know they have an interest in a particular work (e.g. LGBTQ+ subjects)? But "don't make a recommendation" hardly seems like a high price to pay for remaining private.

tammikuu 21, 11:27 am

>119 lilithcat: Is there a mechanism for flagging or removing this type of recommendation? It’s against the site rules; there should be.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 21, 11:37 am

>124 2wonderY:

I don't see any way to flag it, but it can be down-voted.

tammikuu 21, 2:34 pm

Could someone try to flag this account, please? No matter how much I decrease the font size on the page, I can't get to the "Flag" button!

tammikuu 21, 2:36 pm

tammikuu 21, 2:38 pm

tammikuu 21, 2:40 pm

I hate when they stay around.

tammikuu 21, 2:45 pm

>126 rybie2: Instead of increase/decreasing the font, shrink your browser window to force the mobile version and the flag button will show up at the bottom of the profile. At least, that's how I got to the flag button a few minutes ago.

tammikuu 21, 3:07 pm

Gone now.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 22, 9:13 am

Yet more author spam: (message left).

Interesting - notice the "friend" who's on her "Interesting Libraries" list. And vice versa.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 22, 9:33 am

tammikuu 22, 4:44 pm

>130 lesmel: Thanks for the tip!

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 23, 8:33 am

Whoever wrote this spam does not have good English skills. 'By enrolling in this course, you can prevent your organization from modern cybersecurity attacks.' I guess they aren't using AI yet.


tammikuu 24, 3:04 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

tammikuu 24, 3:04 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

tammikuu 24, 3:12 pm

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

tammikuu 24, 4:21 pm

I see our bored teen is back...

tammikuu 24, 10:29 pm

Flogging own book on group" 75 Books read- just joined today. Do we warn this person? or leave a message where to talk about book?

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 10:33 pm

>144 torontoc:

Flag the post, and leave the poster a profile comment with a link to "How Authors can use LibraryThing".

Please link to the post so we can flag it.

Looks like he's also posted elsewhere:

tammikuu 25, 1:49 pm

>145 lilithcat: comment posted!

helmikuu 1, 2:09 pm

>149 MarthaJeanne:

Of course, she did!

(Did you leave her a message?)

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 1, 2:11 pm

>150 lilithcat: No. If Tim wants us to leave messages he would leave them visible.

helmikuu 1, 2:23 pm

>151 MarthaJeanne:

Okay, I'll leave one.

helmikuu 1, 2:29 pm

Suspect they're a drive by author anyway

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 3, 7:58 am is the one who messed up the CK.

ETA This seems to have been a one time thing. All book entries and the bad CK are all from 2021-12-16.

helmikuu 3, 7:58 am

>155 supersidvicious: CK fixed. I can't believe it looked like that for over a year!

helmikuu 3, 10:48 am

>156 MarthaJeanne: Bored teenager again, maybe?

helmikuu 3, 11:55 pm

Horny girls:

Flag the profile, too: (note: member photo is NSFW)

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 2:23 am

Oh, Yuck! I really don't need to see that stuff.

helmikuu 4, 4:47 am

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 1:58 pm

>160 lilithcat: Thread is gone but profile remains

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 8:15 am

>163 gilroy: Maybe >160 lilithcat:?

I sent kristilabrie a message, but it is Saturday. A few more flags can't hurt. It would be good to get rid of that.

helmikuu 4, 8:37 am

>163 gilroy:

I flagged several spam profiles yesterday that are still there. There seems to be a lag in getting rid of them.

helmikuu 4, 1:58 pm

>164 MarthaJeanne: D'oh, right. I've gone back and fixed it now.

helmikuu 4, 3:48 pm

I can't believe that account is still active! How many flags does it take??

helmikuu 4, 4:13 pm

Flagging profiles has stalled since yesterday. As happened a week or two ago, only staff will be able to unclog it. Yeah, I’m gritting my teeth as well.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 5, 1:03 pm

Author spam: (Message left)

(Note that her author profile pic has also been flagged due to the extensive promotional material entered in place of the credit/copyright info:

helmikuu 6, 10:06 am

>160 lilithcat: gone (finally)

helmikuu 6, 10:28 am

So are all of the profiles I flagged over the weekend.
Here’s one though

helmikuu 6, 6:55 pm

Frustrating that nothing since has disappeared. I hope we’re not going to periodic flush mode. I might quit hunting.

helmikuu 7, 9:10 am

…and it’s still there

helmikuu 7, 9:23 am

I messaged Kristie this morning. I’ve flagged about 40 commercial profiles since yesterday morning and they are still present.

helmikuu 7, 9:52 am

>175 2wonderY:

Those three are still there, but a slew that I flagged yesterday are gone.

I do enjoy Scammell Solicitors, though.

helmikuu 7, 10:28 am

From Kristie:

Thanks for the note, and yes: our crons (the automatic processes that remove flagged profiles etc.) are still off, at the moment, so I'm removing accounts when I come in in the mornings. Please continue flagging, we're expecting them to be back on sometime today!

helmikuu 8, 7:40 am

System fixed! I flagged a dozen or more profiles this morning and they are gone. Yay!

helmikuu 10, 1:40 pm

>179 norabelle414:

And, of course, he left a 5-star review of his own book (which was improperly flagged).

helmikuu 20, 4:26 pm

Just a note. I look at new profiles daily for those promoting commercial ventures. Auto title loans and casinos predominate.
I keep track of presumably innocent looking profiles without books cataloged. I’m seeing multiples that are edited days later to add links. This is happening only for casino links, so far.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 21, 10:48 am

And sometimes the Spam content is on the gallery pages:

Hi, I am looking for an understanding man, a friend for secret meetings and communication, the realization of fantasies. I am a petite transsexual ##### I have little experience, but a lot of desires! Mutual sympathy, cleanliness, adequacy, openness are important to me. If you are polite and serious, I am waiting for you! I do not specify my phone number and personal contacts here, too much risk! I check my incoming messages every day only on www….

Gone now.

helmikuu 22, 8:13 am

>184 anglemark: That was fast.

helmikuu 22, 8:15 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

helmikuu 22, 8:39 am

Gotta love when they just out themselves in the spam killing thread...

maaliskuu 4, 6:10 am

Author spam. Profile comments are disabled.

maaliskuu 4, 6:22 am

>189 2wonderY: Also posted in hobnob. so I left a message there.

maaliskuu 4, 6:29 am

maaliskuu 4, 8:03 am

Oh look, their entire library is just their own written works.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 4, 12:03 pm

>192 gilroy: Note that one is even 43 pages long! (The others are shorter.)

For future reference, not for flagging at this time:

maaliskuu 9, 7:49 am

Author spam (

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 9, 8:26 am

Did you message the author?

Oh never mind. I didn’t see that it was you MarthaJeanne. Of course you did.

maaliskuu 9, 9:04 am

>195 clamairy:

It would be helpful if, when you post about a spam topic, you also provided a link to the poster's profile, and, if it's an author, whether you left a message directing him to the "How Authors Can Use LibraryThing" page.

maaliskuu 9, 9:19 am

No, I did not.

maaliskuu 9, 2:40 pm

>196 MarthaJeanne:

Another from him:

I did leave a message.

maaliskuu 15, 8:32 am

>203 anglemark:

Did you leave a message?

maaliskuu 15, 9:31 am

>203 anglemark: >204 lilithcat: Profiled got flagged into oblivion... :(

maaliskuu 15, 9:34 am

>205 gilroy:

Ugh. I wish people wouldn't flag authors.

A reminder: -- 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.

maaliskuu 15, 9:35 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

maaliskuu 15, 9:43 am

However, people like >207 poropic1: (work-from-home opportunity) can and should be flagged.

maaliskuu 15, 9:46 am

>206 lilithcat: Honestly, I think if people don't see some note attached to the profile link (left message, do not flag, etc) that they assume a link in this thread means flag it. Especially when it's just a block of links with no real separator to show the difference between the threads and the profile.

Happens some in the Is This Spam thread too. Post a link for questioning and people flag the profile.

maaliskuu 15, 9:49 am

>209 gilroy:

Which is why people need to note that they've left a message.

maaliskuu 15, 9:56 am

>210 lilithcat: Fully agree

maaliskuu 15, 12:57 pm

Maybe it would be worth having separate threads for "Commercial Spam" and "Teachable Moments"? Or maybe that would be too confusing.

maaliskuu 15, 4:01 pm

>206 lilithcat: This particular case was egregious, the guide in question was some kind of overblown self-help guide IIRC and the post full of marketing hype, so I can understand why the author was flagged even though it's against the guidelines.

maaliskuu 31, 12:16 pm

Author spam

Could someone else leave a profile note? I’m headed out the door.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 31, 1:56 pm

Their profile says they've only been here since March 23, but I've been to that profile before. I swear we've flagged them as spam before too, but can't find the post.
Also, this thread was today, same person:

Found it: Original post was March 25, same BS already flagged.

I guess I wasn't sure back then, but I am now.

maaliskuu 31, 1:42 pm

Now he wants to friend me?

LibraryThing member jedy94 wants to be your friend on LibraryThing. Click to accept this invitation

To decline, do nothing or delete this message. You can also edit your profile to disallow this feature, or block this member.

maaliskuu 31, 1:55 pm

>220 2wonderY: Weird. I sent a profile note.

huhtikuu 4, 12:47 pm

>222 karenb: Where's the profile for all these?

huhtikuu 4, 2:43 pm

>223 gilroy: Already gone.

huhtikuu 7, 2:04 pm

huhtikuu 12, 3:55 pm

Author Spam
(This is several years old, so not going to bother messaging profile since it feels like a drive by author.)

Profile (Do Not Flag)

huhtikuu 12, 6:56 pm

>228 gilroy:
They did the same in a different topic too:

huhtikuu 14, 9:01 am

Author spam: (Note that group is "join to post", so you'll have to join to flag, and then leave the group). (Message left)

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 2:51 am
Same message in Book talk already gone.

Author trying to sell her colouring book.

huhtikuu 20, 8:42 am

>232 MarthaJeanne:

Did you leave a message? If not, I will, but I don't want her to have multiple messages.

huhtikuu 20, 9:19 am

No, I didn't.

huhtikuu 20, 9:22 am

>234 MarthaJeanne:

Okay, I've now done so.

huhtikuu 21, 1:58 pm

huhtikuu 21, 2:46 pm

>236 norabelle414: For the record they sent me a very nice message in response. Teachable moments do work sometimes!

huhtikuu 28, 11:58 pm

>240 norabelle414:

She's still at it:

Second message left.

huhtikuu 30, 9:49 pm

(flag the work & user after the review is gone)

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 5, 1:29 pm

My note to the new member:
“Marketing books on this site is considered Spam. You need to remove the last line of your post where you have reviewed the book, or it will get flagged into oblivion.”

The last line:
“Available in bookstores and online.”

toukokuu 5, 2:02 pm

Most of that 'review' is a quote from the book description you can see on Amazon.

toukokuu 7, 9:51 am

Continuing in a new topic.
Tämä viestiketju jatkuu täällä: Spam reporting thread #78.