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SPAM July 1st folder

Some old spam and some new, all can be found in this question

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2405...

The spam is with these links

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2274680/Dhir...

this guy hides his spam in comments

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2283106/naye...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2351060/mehu...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2373257/Mala...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2455008/Tech...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2480255/anim...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2518222/tanv...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2575660/Rish...

@blakeklein @oldturkey03 @evan @sam @danj

so do one of you guys want to deal with this.

Answer this question I have this problem too

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Jim, I started a new SPAM post as your's was getting lost in the old one.

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Hi,

Can this user be checked out as well.

All the answers always point to the same website.

Maybe he just thinks they're good. ;-)

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Hi

Just curious how to categorize the questions from this User.

I think that the user seems to be asking questions as a general learning process. As she never seems to respond to answers I'm wondering if advising her that researching the problems for herself may be more beneficial to everyone.

Although given the link attached to her profile, perhaps she's using ifixit to repair phones where she works.....

@danj You've commented/answered a couple of her questions, what are your thoughts on this?

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Looks like someone is asking odd questions for now and getting ready for a setup of interesting answers. Let's monitor for now and see what develops.

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Hi @oldturkey03 ,

OK

Cheers

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Whew. That was a big batch. I think I got them all. Thanks @jimfixer!

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A dirty boy that needs attention! 2507346

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@danj got 'em.

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@evan - Thanks!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Patrol/Wiki/12286...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2583954/auli...

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/2578258/Asus...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1295...

This person also left spam on my LJ UPD configuration guide, but it was caught by iRobot. I'm not sure how to pull vote details from deleted post but it happened 7 hours ago (as I write this).

Update (07/04/2018)

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2075785/Samu...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1295...

Update (07/04/2018)

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1295...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/1780052/Babi...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1295...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/1701357/Isab...

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Got most of them, thanks!

What's up with this user https://www.ifixit.com/User/Contribution...?

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One of his answers looked spammy. It was removed through moderation.

He's probably fine with a talk, but the rest were obvious.

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/1936305/Md+S...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2550...

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@nick I disagree with your vote on Spam on this one. I followed the link and there is nothing for sale, nothing to give away and nothing that would lead me to believe it is Spam. all I see is a suggestion on how to deal with HP.

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I understand. The way it's worded just looked spammy to me.

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yup, not everybody speaks perfect English ;>)

No SPAM!

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Bad English is a sign I'm well acquainted to looking for. That's what got me.

I understand a very close English translation isn't spam since there's a genuine attempt; I look for very bad English like that.

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@evan I don’t know how we missed this one:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2486526/samb...

@evan please ban

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Done! Thanks @mayer.

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@blakeklein and or @evan this user https://www.ifixit.com/User/2517399/Pris... seems to be torn between two sites to Spam for. Can you make a definite decision for the user ;-)?

These two like to gamble

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Contribution...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Contribution...

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Thanks @oldturkey03 , handled them all :D

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@blakeklein here is one more that would like to move on

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2596845/keta...

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@oldturkey03 Awesome, thanks!!

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Hi @blakeklein ,

Here's another one for you

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2595485/bowo...

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4875...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4951...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2504625/ben+...

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4875...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2561651/camp...

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Hi @blakeklein ,

Just wondering why this user https://www.ifixit.com/User/2537703/Lisa... only comments, answers, upvotes this user https://www.ifixit.com/User/2604026/Amil....

It may be coincidence but...

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I'm almost certain that's a voting ring or 2 accounts owned by one person for the sake of a rep boost.

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I couldn’t tell you why! Looks a little suspicious but there’s nothing wrong with weird upvoting patterns. If the voting becomes malicious or they abuse their newfound rep we can step in.

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@blakeklein or @evan - Got a new one: 2472294

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Handled, thanks!

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I think I found one, 2567177

Posts links to odd sites, and just random comments as answers.

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@badgerfromhell their short links do look questionable, however, it looks like Google killed them as they don't work anymore. In regards to the user, it seems like they are trying to help so we'll leave it for now.

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This one needs to go:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2423718/jama...

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Thanks @mayer, they be banned now.

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/2608726/seo....

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5019...

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/2611910/Jass...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5029...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5033...

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/2621698/kate...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5046...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/5047...

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@blakeklein - All of the posts are closed but the user 2611910 needs to be banned

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I include them to provide something for the admins to work with, mainly. I never expect them to survive too long.

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Thanks, got em!

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Hi @blakeklein

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2612116/Kale...

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@jayeff I took care of that one

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Hi @oldturkey03 ,

Cheers.

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Here's a new one - happy hunting!

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The spam bot is giving me !&&*.

So:

Links to an external site with insufficient supporting text in the post. Links should not be a substitute for including information in the post itself. Providing a descriptive sentence or two in addition to your link is usually a good rule of thumb.

Here's the actual profile. Happy hunting.

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Hi @blakeklein ,

These have been removed as they were starting to create a nuisance.

It seems as though ifixit may be being targeted again, as the same type of spam was being posted for the last few days and you (amongst others) have taken care of it

Same people different ID perhaps.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2614083/jass...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2614187/temu...

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@oldturkey03 caught these and some related ones (thanks OT!), I picked up a couple more. Looks like a pretty mild attack compared to what we've seen in the past. Thanks for helping nip it in the bud!

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Hi @sam ,

They were at it again today and I banned about 4 more.

What does ticking the checkbox for "prevent this page from creating additional dialogues" do?

Cheers

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Hey @jayeff , that's a browser feature that's trying to protect you from malicious pop-up loops. It might trigger while you're moderating as a rate-limiting thing, since that frequently generates windows. It shouldn't affect your site use if you leave it unchecked (or checked for that matter I think).

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They are spamming with movie links again:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2615723/love...

I wonder when we'll be rid of them?

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Every time I try posting a link to a spammer's profile, my answer is deleted.

And when I tried posting a question about, it got flagged and deleted too. This is why I am asking here.

Anyway to fix it?

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Jimfixer will be eternally grateful.
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