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Spam Folder February 2020

Winter is well under way but Spam doesn’t stop just because it’s cold outside! 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. Stay warm out there!

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Hi Sarah,

I’ve just noticed that a user I have reported not too long ago named “Tejashree A” has created another fake user-ID "Tej1"

( https://www.ifixit.com/User/3364376/Tej1 ), and started spamming this thread https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9765... with a bunch of useless links.

Hate spam, except the one in a can. ha-ha

Bon appetit! ;)

Spam post by "Tej1"

( https://www.ifixit.com/User/3364376/Tej1 )

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/download-instal...>download app</a>

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/appsigner-cydia...>appsigner cydia impactor alternative</a>

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/download-facebo...>download facebook on ios</a>

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/cokernutx-on-io...>cokernutx on ios</a>

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/update-cydia-sa...>update cydia safely with cydia update helper</a>

<a href="https://iostechgeeks.com/semirestore11-r...>semirestore11 rollectra unjailbreak ios</a>

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Hi @billant, wow, that was a lot! Thanks for keeping an eye out! I've taken care of them!

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Hi Sarah,

I’ve just noticed a post by a user named “Tejashree A” (https://www.ifixit.com/User/3361667/Teja...) which seems to be spam in this thread https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9765...

Part of the contents below looks fishy:

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-instal...

https://iostechgeeks.com/appsigner-cydia...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-facebo...

https://iostechgeeks.com/cokernutx-on-io...

https://iostechgeeks.com/update-cydia-sa...

https://iostechgeeks.com/semirestore11-r...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-gbc-em...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-instal...

https://iostechgeeks.com/blackoutcc-cydi...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-instal...

https://iostechgeeks.com/appsigner-cydia...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-facebo...

https://iostechgeeks.com/cokernutx-on-io...

https://iostechgeeks.com/update-cydia-sa...

https://iostechgeeks.com/semirestore11-r...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-gbc-em...

https://iostechgeeks.com/download-instal...

https://iostechgeeks.com/blackoutcc-cydi...

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@billant taking care of. Thanks for being vigilant

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No problem, spam is my pet peeve. ;)

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Thank you @billant for keeping your eyes out and @oldturkey03 for taking care of him! :)

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

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

Might be a wait and see with this user, asking and answering their own question

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6156...

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Thank you for pointing this one out, @jayeff! Maybe we'll wait and see like you suggest but if he continues then we'll take action!

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/331...

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Thank you @jayeff, that one was really into soccer, but wrong site!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3365193/Salo...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3260839/apkg...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! I took care of them!

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/313...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

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Thanks @jayeff! I took care of them. Have a great weekend!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

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Hi @jayeff, this one was busy! Thank you! I've banned them.

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Hi @sarahw ,

Not sure re this user.

Just lately promoting a brand of software (no links provided though) in their answers.

Maybe just trying to be helpful and suggesting their favourite software

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3167437/Yale

This one I deleted all the spam but I’ll leave the banning to you ;-)

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/337...

Cheers

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Good morning @jayeff! I took care of the second one, they are banned! As for the first one— because they are not linking to a site and the answer goes with the questions we won't ban them. If they start linking the company or start answering irrelevant questions with the same answer then we'll think about a ban. Thank you again for always keeping your eyes open!

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Hi @sarahw ,

You may have to start thinking about this one ;-)

The link was provided in this answer

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/3790...

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Hi @jayeff, yes it seems they really are stepping up. I've taken care of them, thank you!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6170...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3369277/john...

When you can’t match the device enough to fool people

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Haha, thanks @nick! I've taken care of this one. We appreciate you keeping on top of these spammers!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/About/337246...

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Hi @jayeff, this one is now gone! Thank you for letting us know about him!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/336...

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Thanks @jayeff, I've taken care of this one! Have a good weekend :)

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Trying to sneak one in on us:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3263751/jaco...

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Yes this user is trying to falsely redirect users to a YouTube looking domain BUT it's not the real YouTube, under the false link it shows os4youtube.com/activate.html

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Hi @mayer, thank you for pointing this one out! I've taken care of them.

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Hi @sarahw

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

djavagoodweegend?

Aussie vernacular translation:

Did you have a good weekend?

Cheers ;-)

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Hi @jayeff! Wow, this one was busy! I've taken care of them. It was a great weekend, thank you! Hope yours was good too!

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Hi @sarahw ,

It's ban hammer time :)

Here is a link to a spam on iFixit :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/PC+Laptop...

This spam is located at the bottom of the Laptop section.

Here is a link to it's autor profile :

https://fr.ifixit.com/User/3343889/Bizza...

This spammer post another spam visible in he's profile.

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iFixIt should have a "Report" button along with the Edit so we could report spam more easily.

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Hello @es_six, thanks for the heads up on this one! I've taken care of him.

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This “Tej” spammer is at it again.

User > https://www.ifixit.com/User/3376326/tej

Post > https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9765...

iFixIt should have a "Report" button along with the Edit so we could report spam more easily.

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@billant taken care off. Thanks for letting us know. "iFixIt should have a "Report" button", they do. It's called moderation, mark as spam and notifies your moderators ;>)

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Thank you @oldturkey03! We appreciate it! :)

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@sarahw this one https://www.ifixit.com/User/3335438/%E0%... has got to go

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6182...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3378752/McAf...

I miss when they actually tried to hide this garbage. It was more entertaining :(. It’s also hard to poke fun at bare spam attempts.

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Thanks @nick! It looks like someone got to him before I could! He's gone now.

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/2613383/Atte...

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Jayeff, you're doing a great job reporting spammers, and probably it would be helpful to also post a link to the actual spam post in question, or tell about it in a few words.

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Hi @billant ,

I've already deleted the spam so posting the link would lead to nothing and is therefore not required but I prefer to let the admins decide whether or not to ban the user.

I'm a moderator on ifixit and have the power to remove spam and ban users if and as required, which I do occasionally. I'm in a time zone 16 hours ahead of the admins so I can catch and remove a lot of spam (and ban some persistent spammers) early, before it stays on for too long and the admins (or others such as yourself) get around to seeing it and doing something about it.

The admins (and also the moderators) can still access the user's deleted "spam" posts and restore them if necessary, so if I'm doing it wrong I'm sure that they'll let me know

I've been doing it this way for a while now with no complaints, so I guess that they trust my judgement.

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post, we appreciate it! I've taken care of them! The way you and the other mods are posting is great, no problems on this end.

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@jayeff your way of doing it is the only way to do it. Let's keep Answers clean :>)

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Hi @sarahw ,

djavagoodweegend?

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/338...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3383484/Albe...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3372451/loga...

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Hi @jayeff, it was good thanks! And thanks for keeping your eyes out for these guys! It looks like a busy spam weekend. I've taken care of them. Hope you had a good weekend too!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3385188/kisu...

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Thanks @jayeff, I've taken care of this one!

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