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Spam Folder January 2020

Happy New Year everyone! I’m Sarah and I’m managing the Spam folder so if you see any spammy content, feel free to tag me, @jogihara or @kristen and we will be happy to take care of it. I wish you all well in this coming year!

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Hi @sarahw ,

6 days in and this is the first?? iRobot must be working hard or everyone was having a break from spamming.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3332339/hots...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/326...

Cheers.

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New decade but the same old spam. Just swept it away and as always, thanks for finding and posting @jayeff !

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@sarahw here is one that should leave us https://www.ifixit.com/User/2610739/Fran...

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Hi @oldturkey03, thank you! He's no longer on the site. Happy New Year :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

May as well nip this one in the bud

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/334...

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Thank you @jayeff! I've taken care of him!

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Hi @sarahw ,

This user’s answers are OK but then mostly directs to same website, so not sure.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3065097/Feen...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/315...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for reporting these! That one was a little tricky but ultimately we treat her as spam too. I've banned them both. Have a great Monday!

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My rule of thumb is when they consistently point to the same site, it's SPAM. Even if it is well intentioned, they are answering strictly to redirect users to the specified website.

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Hi @sarahw ,

iRobot caught this one I’m just passing it on to you ;-)

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/334...

Another tricky one. been around for a long time but intermittently keeps adding spam links to the same sites in the answer. A warning perhaps?

https://www.ifixit.com/User/1561079/Judy...

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for passing on the posts! I've taken care of the first one. As for the second, I see what you're saying but so far it's so infrequent I don't think a ban is warranted. We should keep an eye out. If she keeps on posting that site, we'll have to deal with her. Thanks again :)

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I just cleaned up one the answers...https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6130...

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Can we do something about this user: https://www.ifixit.com/User/3214166/Rick...

He started out with a few hundred answers but recently “he” has been spamming all of his answers with links to Medium and now a “…repair4u” type website. “His” last 15 posts have been marked as spam but “he” keeps coming back and answering more questions with spam.

There’s also something odd about “his” voting behaviour. “He” mainly votes for https://www.ifixit.com/User/3270573/Mich... and “Michael” mainly votes for Rickey although Michael’s answers aren’t spammy…yet.

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@refectio they are definitely connected and I noticed the odd behaviour as well.

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Hi @refectio, thank you for letting us know about these two. I banned the first one and I'm looking into the second to see if we should ban "him" too.

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Hi @refectio, after talking with @kristen, we decided that this user warranted a ban as well. Thanks again!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6136...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3351450/Quot...

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Who left the expired spam in the pantry to the point it leaked?

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Hi @nick, thank you for letting us know about this user, it looks like this has already been taking care of already and they have been banned. Have a great weekend!

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Hi @sarahw ,

iRobot has been busy again so you may want to lighten the load

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/335...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3354320/pana...

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for letting us know about these spammers. I've taken care of them. Happy Monday!

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Alright, I just banned this user. They posted about 40 answers over the last few days and most of them are quite odd…

  • recommends hand sanitizer to clean connections and activate them
  • Lime juice to pressure out the electrons ( I kid you not)
  • Fuzzy cloth on batteries so that static electricity can enhance the battery (couldn’t make that one up myself)
  • Recommends changing, rubbing or whatever to batteries in iMac and Mac Pros’ (sic)
  • Recommends jumping alternators with screwdrivers (sigh…)
  • Here’s a good one (as if the others weren’t great!), in relation to an inkjet problem, says the following: “Force it gently. Apply wd-40 or gasoline to the gears or bar it runs on and after drying that, apply lubricant.

After a while, I decided that banning was better (and safer) for the community…not too mention easier :>). Very entertaining though.

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@refectio We just received a notification from one of our users as well detailing how errant and ridiculous some this user's answers have been. I've read through some of the answers and honestly found some of them pretty entertaining (like the fuzzy cloth on batteries one LOL), but it's clear that this user should be perma-banned. Once again, thanks for looking out!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1272...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1272...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3348009/Ross...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3355697/dega...

Sometimes it just seems like they want to get hit with a banhammer and don’t even try to hide it

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Hi @nick, thank you making us aware of these two! I've taken care of them.

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/3357937/100+...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1845...

Keep an eye on this account. The name is suspicious.

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Thanks @nick! Will do :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Not sure about these.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3242594/Maps...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/306...

Sure about this one though

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/328...

Also, off topic but can this ifixit forum moderation request be cleared from the moderation page please

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When you go to the post it is already the Chosen Solution so somehow it got glitched I think

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2725...

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Hi @jayeff, I've taken care of these spammers, thank you! In regards to the iFixit forum moderation request, I'm going to have to confer with @kristen and we will get back to you with a solution. Thanks for bringing the glitch to our attention!

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Hi @jayeff, we're still not sure why the glitch happened but we fixed it. Thanks for the heads up!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6150...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3359780/Chri...

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Hi @nick, thanks for the post. It looks like someone took care of this spammer already and they are banned forever!

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