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Spam Folder July 2020

Happy July everybody! Please post any spammy content you might find here so @kristen, @jogihara and I can get to them. Thanks!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Not that frequent but always links to the same website. maybe they just like it and think that it would be helpful to others

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3023537/Mohi...

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Hi @jayeff, I found one of their posts that goes to another site too so I think they are trying to be helpful. If they just start bombing the site with the link only and on posts that it is not relevant to then I think we can think about a ban. Thanks so much!

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3493882/jasm...

‘djavagoodlongweegend?

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for the post! I've taken care of the user. Yes, it was a good long weekend, thank you! It's nice to have a little extra R&R sometimes :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Always points to the same website. Maybe just trying to be helpful or is it spam?

I think spam ;-)

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3581342/will...

Here’s another just starting out

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3580156/Max+...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for finding these. I definitely think the first is spam too! I've taken care of both. Hope you have a great week! : )

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Hope your well !! @sarahw

Here’s a few for the flush! These where all in the same Q!

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3530684

3535312

3538567

3538603

3456664

3525948

3507572

3475301

3343262

3439624

3405776

3402473

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Hi @danj, wow, this was a big group! Thanks for the post, I've taken care of them! I hope you're well too!

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@sarahw - It sorta reminds me of the story The Brave Little Tailor

"A tailor is preparing to eat some jam, but when flies settle on it, he kills seven of them with one blow of his hand. He makes a belt describing the deed, reading "Seven at One Blow". Inspired, he sets out into the world to seek his fortune"

Here we killed 13 with one blow! ;-}

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Hi @sarahw ,

I’ve deleted all the spam but the user is > 1 month

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

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for deleting all of those and for making us aware of the user! I've taken care of the account, it is banned. Thanks again!

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@sarahw - A few more for the trash heap!

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3216888

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Hi @danj, thanks for the post! I've taken care of them! Have a great weekend! :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Deleted most of the spam content.

3449888

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for deleting the spam and for the post! I've taken care of this one. Have a great week :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Here is a link to a spam tutorial :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/How+to+bu...

Cheers :)

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Hi @es_six, thanks for catching this one. I've taken care of it!

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Hello @sarahw

I found a few users that are sending a lot of adds using comments.

Users:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3592610/Delo...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3590163/bour...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3589213/Afte...

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From DeloresRSandoval and Aftere

From bourponshave

From DeloresRSandoval

From DeloresRSandoval

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Hello again! @sarahw

Okey… the second one was also deleted… som no I have lost 200 REPs… :P (I don’t really care, but just want to mention it so you can fix it)

I will just try writing the users name this time then… they are posting adds by commenting.

bourponshave

ryeker (DeloresRSandoval)

aftere

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Hi @eke0909 ,

I just deleted the spam before most likely at the same time as you were looking at them, as I saw them on moderation page

Where have you lost the rep points as there are none shown deducted in your activity page in Answers forum?

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Hello @jayeff :D

Yes, I saw that.

I lost the REPs here on Meta, I was trying to send this with links to the users and where their comments were posted.

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@eke0909

Ok

I'll leave it to the admin.

I have no powers on Meta ;-)

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@jayeff

Okay, thanks! :D

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Hi @eke0909, I'm sorry about your rep. I spoke with @kristen and she is going to restore it. Thanks @jayeff!

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Hi @sarahw

All spam removed ;-)

‘djavagoodweegend?

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/358...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/359...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3584340/amit...

This user has answered a lot of questions (all the same topic) always pointing to the same website, but I’m not sure if the info is helpful or spam

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3592825/Info...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for taking care of all of this spam! I took care of them. I did have a good weekend! I hope you had a good weekend too : )

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Hi @sarahw ,

I got 5 other spams :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/How+Body+...

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/How+to+Fi...

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/Tablet+si...

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/Business+...

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/How+to+fi...

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And their is this one too : https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/how+to+ac...

WFT I'm spaming my own answer for posting all that spams X)

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Hello @sarahw, these tutorials are probably not spams, but it’s been a while nobody complete them and these tutorial are empty so they bring nothing usefull to iFixit :

Because they are empty, I think they pollute the PC category : https://fr.ifixit.com/Device/PC

Should we report empty and old tutorials like this ?

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Hi @es_six, thank you for making us aware of these. I'm unable to delete these however we will look into them further. Thanks again!

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Hi @es_six, I've asked about these and if you come across more, feel free to let us know. Thanks again! Have a good weekend :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Can this guide be moved to somewhere more relevant?

The author has linked it to the 1998 -2004 Ford Focus guides (see In Progress Guides) but it doesn’t appear to be relevant to the topic.

Don’t know if the author was just seeing how things worked here or what. I came across this because I deleted a question in Answers by the author as spam.

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for catching that! I've fixed the device category so it won't be directed to the Ford Focus page.

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Hi @kristen @danj

Can a Mac expert please look at this guide and also check the “comments” attached at the bottom of the guide please, to either substantiate the claim made in the comments or refute them and then inform both parties, as to what is correct?

There seems to be an ongoing problem between the author of the guide and the user making the comments about whether the guide is OK or harmful. The author hasn’t actually taken the commentator to task about the claims, with any follow up comments of their own in the guide as yet though.

The author of the guide keeps on voting on the Answers Moderation page that the comments be deleted as spam/offensive, which has just happened yesterday, when the moderation received enough votes but then they have been reposted again by the commentator not long afterwards, although the new comments are slightly different in what they state this time.

It’s a shame that I cannot link the comment that has already been deleted by popular vote in the Answers Moderation page as there was more information in it as to what the commentator thinks is wrong with the guide, but perhaps the admin can still dig it out to get a better picture. The original comment (now deleted) was posted by the commentator on 7/21/20 @  04:19:34 AM

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Hey @jayeff Can you send a link to the guide in question? Thanks!

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@kristen & @jayeff - I took care of the comments. Both didn't offer any substance to the guide.

The first was complaint on the technique of disconnecting the connectors. Clearly the person hasn't worked on the system to understand the tape pulls are how the connector is disconnected. The second was a complaint on a virus threat. I had no problem with the YouTube video link.

I would say a firm warning text should be placed as this is a bit much for a good 80% of the people reading the guides. I personally like the Rewa vids. But, then again I'm not one of the 80% ;-} I always visit their site and Youtube channel to find them.

I'm a bit concerned about these Rewa images & vids being posted with all of their water marks here in iFixit we typically don't like having people promoting them selves in answers and guides.

I had raised this before as a concern as the level of production doesn't tell the full story.

The best way to think this is all of the CSI TV shows make it so easy we assume it only takes 10 minutes to ID the victim and the suspect! Where in real life it can take weeks if not months or years and lots of forensic effort!

This is where an inexperienced fixer could get into trouble!

FYI - This is the guide in question: MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017 Won’t Turn On Repair

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@kristen - I added the warning but is there any way to color it Red?

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Hi @kristen

I've now linked the guide by editing my question. Sorry about not doing it before, thought I had.

Although @danj (thanks for taking care of it Dan) has now linked it also

Cheers.

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@danj Thanks for adding that! There isn't a way to color the text red in the introduction. You could also add a "Caution" bullet in the applicable step in the guide, which will turn red. I believe in the past, we've asked Rewa to remove his watermarked images, but we can always revisit that conversation if needed. Thanks to you and @jayeff for helping out!

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Hi @sarahw, @kristen,

Just saw this person: https://www.ifixit.com/User/3142072/My+a...

And all the comments from this answer to the end of that thread, I think they are all spam. Old but still pointless

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@angeluru - Thanks for pointing them out!

@sarahw here's a list of the users which need to be smoked!

2968627

2859429

2539778

3168098

3142072

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Thanks @danj, I can list it that way next time

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@angeluru - No problem ;-}

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Hi @angeluru and @danj, thanks for the post! I've taken care of these accounts :)

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@kristen - This babe snuck through! 3248546

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Hi @danj, thanks for catching this one! I've taken care of it.

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Hi @sarahw ,

This one has been around for a while and only posts infrequently but a lot have been deleted as spam over time.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/286...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! I took care of it.

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Hey @sarahw ,

I don’t think we will fall in “love“ :) with this guide (even being in progress):

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/bytegigsz+b...

3608875 and this is the account for that

I can move this for August later when created ;)

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Hi @angeluru, haha! Thank you for finding this one. I've taken care of the guide and user. :)

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Hi @sarahw

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/345...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/360...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/360...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/360...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3610951/jane...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3409432/Eliz...

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for finding all of these spammers! They were quite busy. I've taken care of them all. I hope you had a good weekend and enjoy your week!

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