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Spam Folder May 2020

As we welcome in May and some beautiful weather, we’re thinking of you and wishing you a safe and healthy month. Thank you for all of your hard work as you keep an eye out for spam. I’m Sarah and I’m looking after the spam folder so feel free to tag me or @kristen or @jogihara if you need anything. Please post any spammy content here, and we’ll make sure it’s taken care of. Thanks!

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Hello @sarahw ,

I found a spam on iFixit, here is a link to the SPAM :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/GPS+Garmi...

Have a great day :)

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Hi @es_six, thanks for the catch! I've deleted the guide and banned the user.

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Got a spam technique: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+PC/1...

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Hi @captainsnowball, thank you! I've taken care of this one!

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Hi @sarahw ,

SPAM ALERT : I think we will need a big ban hammer.

I found a batch of spams, “in the tablet section”, I’m pretty sure these are spams because these guides are empty pages with just a title and contain phone numbers in the title :

Because there is too much links and my post may be auto deleted by iRobot I listed every links on a pastbin unlisted note (to avoid indexation by search engines)

Total 13 links.

https://pastebin.com/84NwMWki

Note : iFixit URLs listed in the pastbin note are large because SPAMERS used unicode caracters.

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Note : Here is a link to the tablet section :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Device/Tablet

Note 2 : SPAMERS seem's to use random accounts.

Note 3 : SPAMMERS add one more SPAM in the tablet section, so there is now 14 spams.

Note 4 : I found 6 more spams in the Phone section :

Here is a pastbin note containing every links : https://pastebin.com/6FGaLGGd

Here is a link to the phone section : https://fr.ifixit.com/Device/Phone

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I found this tutorial too :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/How+do+I+...

I think it's a potential junk tutorial that can be deleted.

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Thanks es_six, you found a lot! I took care of all of them! Have a great week :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Self promoting

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3170297/GSM+...

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post! I've taken care of this one! Happy Monday :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/342...

And belatedly to you. I assume you mean “May the Fourth be with you” ;-)

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, yes, that's what I meant! :) Thanks for the post, I've taken care of him!

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Hi @sarahw ,

These two users are one and the same I think? I have deleted the spam

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/348...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3482193/Ghd+...

These two also seem to be connected I deleted the spam

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3482186/Onmo...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3482181/AOST...

Just the usual

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/347...

‘avagoodweegend,

Stay safe

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for deleting those. If they step up the spam we will ban those two groups of accounts. I've banned the last one! I hope you have a good weekend too!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Just noticed this and thought I’d pass it on before signing off for the night

This user seems to have two accounts and tonight has asked the same question on each account nearly at the same time.

Do the questions need to be marked as duplicate or is the user going for more replies sooner?

Very strange

https://www.ifixit.com/User/590360/Austi...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/394354/Austi...

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Thanks @jayeff, I'll look into it and see if it's something we need to contact him about. Have a good night!

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Hi @sarahw ,

I think our “friend’ is back again. “cts group” seems to ring a bell with me from last month.

I’ve deleted all the comments (3) as spam even though they were more of a request to join the ‘group” but felt a deterrent might be necessary

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/348...

‘djavagoodweegend?

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for finding this! I've banned him because it is the same guy. I did have a good weekend. I hope you did too!

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@sarahw - This one needs a boot! 3321821

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Thanks @danj, I took care of them!

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3430465/Shok...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3490033/Madh...

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post! I've removed these users :)

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6348...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3492900/Davi...

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Hi @nick, thanks for the post! I'm sorry I didn't get to it yesterday. It looks like someone took care of it already! The user has been banned forever!

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Hi, I found a little spam :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/Electroni...

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Hi @es_six, thank you! I've taken care of this user.

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Hi @sarahw ,

This user edited this guide but I think that spam was inserted and also a word was substituted for no good reason.

The spam is “Get more Info Here '''water damage restoration near me'''

The word substitution appears in the sentence “You can use distilled or deionized water as an alternative cleaning fluid”,  deionized water was replaced by water damage which makes no sense in the context of the sentence.

As yet the edit hasn’t been approved but it may confuse others who opt to use the unverified version.

I wasn’t sure if I could ‘edit” an unverified version or not so thought it best to pass it on. Let me know if I can and in future I’ll make the corrections/deletions.

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post. I took care of this user but for next time, it's not a problem for you to make edits to an unverified version! Thank you for all of your help!

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Hi @sarahw,

https://www.ifixit.com/Device/totozum145...

This doesn’t sound like anything useful, when I translated it ;)

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Hi @angeluru, , thanks for the post. I've taken care of it!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/329...

Cheers

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Thanks @jayeff! He's gone for now!

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Hi @sarahw ,

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/340...

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post! Sorry for the delay, I've banned this user now. Hope you had a good Memorial Day!

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Hi @sarahw

Monday was OK but it was not a special day here.

Our "memorial day" is always on the 25th April and is called ANZAC day in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who landed at Gallipoli Turkey on this date in 1915 during WW1 in what has been called a defining moment for a young nation. (Australia only became a sovereign nation in 1901)

Since then it has signified remembrance and recognition for all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives and contributed by military service to this country.

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, how silly of me, I forgot you're not in the U.S. Thank you for sharing about your "memorial day". I hope your ANZAC day was a good one!

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This looks like one spammer editing another spammers wiki to fit their product

https://www.ifixit.com/Patrol/Wiki/26410...

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Hi @captainsnowball, thank you! We denied his edits.

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/3413329/mika...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/3200...

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Thank you @nick, I've taken care of both of these accounts! Have a great week!

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@sarahw these just need to go

https://www.ifixit.com/User/About/344995...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/350...

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Hi @oldturkey03, thanks for the post. It looks like you and @nick posted about these two. I took care of them both. Have a great week!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2033...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/1792212/mont...

Expired spam, but the goo.gl link is concerning.

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Hi @nick, thank you for the post! I've removed the link. It doesn't seem like he posted it more than once so I'm not going to ban him. If you notice that he starts posting this frequently let us know. Thanks again!

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This guy loves stories! But we just not interested in them he needs to go! 3166648

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Hi @danj, thanks for letting us know! I've taking care of him.

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@sarahw - Thanks!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4607...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3434900/lafn...

You lost and could not hide.

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Hi @nick, thank you! I've banned him :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Gives good answers but also always promotes the same website

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3477126/Max+...

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post. I removed the links but because the information was informative I don't think it warrants a ban. I think he was trying to be helpful so for now we'll wait and see if he keeps on promoting that site. Have a good weekend!

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@sarahw - Here’s a wacky one! This user 3274962 is posting Rewa guides and video’s.

While the information is correct the images are all watermarked with Rewa and its clear they (Rewa) is pushing this out to gain repairs as the last step always posts a link to their site.

This is clearly in a grey space! I think you need to decide what to do.

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Hi @danj, I'll send him an email reminding him of guidelines and hopefully that takes care of it. If we see an uptick of this kind of answer after that we might have to take further action. Thank you!

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