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Answers forum getting overwhelmed by "strange" posts.

Hi @evan @sam,

Could you look at the myriad posts by these users (not just these particular ones there are a lot more) and see if you can ascertain their origin.

As noted in the comments to a reply below, 2 posts and then gone, however some did exactly the same 7 days ago. Coincidence? Methinks not.

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It's getting a bit annoying trying to find genuine questions requiring help amid all the posts of this nature.

It doesn't appear as though it is spam etc, more like a class that is practicing ..... something???

It appears to pertain to computer language and poetry or perhaps verse, but what do I know.

Cheers.

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Also this user seems to be adding spam to his answers and comments.

Answer this question I have this problem too

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Kind of amazes me how I can just completely edit these posts but not delete them.

It's still a form of spam as they are literally spamming the answers with multiple posts in a short period of time.

Edit: Looks like this is coming from multiple users, will report these posts and I assume the users are getting banned automatically from the looks of it as each of these users are making two posts?

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Hi @benjamen50 ,

We are only the humble foot soldiers who do not possess the power of TWMBO.

Cheers,

Spam or practicing DOS and not quite getting it right?

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Just spam, it's not normal that they are posting two answers then making a new account.

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I'm thinking its a "class" who've found a website to practice something? on.

Perhaps 'live" computer skills

Probably totally off the mark as although it looks like a foreign language, to me it looks something like computer language in the title.

Also if you check some of the users they did the same 7 days ago (all the ones I checked anyway) i.e. 2 posts and then gone!

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Interesting, seems automated though in a way.

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The language Korean, and "Incheon" is a city near Seoul. The Korean language is 26 characters representing sounds/syllables. However, this is just a collection of random words/ideas that add up to gibberish.

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Hey everyone I'm looking into this right now. @oldturkey03 @danj @jayeff @benjamen50 where are you seeing this spam pop up? Is it in the Answers index or are you paging through specific search terms or tags? Are they all questions or questions and answers?

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Also, if you see any spam that's not Korean, please flag it or post it here!

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I think @evan has managed to clear things up—let me know if you see any new problems!

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@evan @kyle sorry about that ;-) Got up a little earlier this morning and deleted most of those way before the sun came up. The user names are from the post I deleted. @jayeff and @benjamen50 seen those way before I did since those two are living in the future :-)

All of them were in Answers.

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We're on it.

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@sam @evan @jayeff and @benjamen50 are right but whatever it is it should not be here. Learned a lot about poetry from these characters:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493759/morr...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493762/sanc...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/249...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493770/steg...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493773/clem...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493772/reut...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493750/bric...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493754/pitm...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493746/wind

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493742/meri...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493739/maur...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493733/ashe...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493730/fred...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493723/degu...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493720/jane...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493718/land...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493716/barr...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2493693/acev...

Update (05/10/2018)

@sam @evan @jayeff and @benjamen50 so it looks like nothing more than spam. They are back with more and the link goes to a shopping site. Sorry guys, just Spam. Not a class, no higher education just trash.

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@oldturkey03 - Their are getting smarter!

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@danj I am not sure about that. We are getting more lax by letting them know the limitations.

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Gotta whip em', whip em' good

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You need a bigger stick, or a smarter automated whip.... a smart-whip?

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I think we should for now have answers accepting with only characters that uses standard a-z / 0-9 / symbols to stop the answers getting spammed this badly for now.

On another note circumventing the spam filter is pretty severe.

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