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Spam Folder August 2020

August is here and summer is in full swing. I hope you are all well and staying healthy! Please post any spammy content you might find here so @jogihara, @kristen and I can get to them. Thanks!

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Hi @kristen ,

Got a query about this post?

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6443...

It appears as though the OP has accepted their own answer as the Chosen Solution but someone has voted for it in Answers Moderation to be switched to a question, which is obviously wrong as it is the accepted answer to the question in the post and not a new question.

How can it be cleared from the Answers Moderation page but seemingly left as the Chosen Solution given that’s what the OP decided to do? Also can it be done by a moderator and not by the admin.

My workaround method would be to switch the Chosen Solution to a comment and then back to an answer and then accept the answer again which should clear the Moderation page but there must be an easier way. Can the moderators be given another power for the Answers Moderation page to simply delete moderation requests like this?

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff! It looks like since you've posted this, there are no longer any votes for this post to be switched to a comment. If the votes were still there I'm not entirely certain they can be removed by a moderator—as an admin, I have the ability to click a red "X" to remove the moderation votes. If you cannot see the "X," I assume it's only an admin ability. I appreciate your request for this feature though! I'll talk it over with the iFixit team here and see if we're able to make something like this happen.

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Hi, @kristen

My mistake ;-(

Turning on my "super powers" in Moderation, allowed me to delete the moderation when clicking on the red cross.

I haven't used the super powers for a long time as they weren't working even after requests to admin, but it seems that they are now, so all's good.

Sorry to have bothered you.

Cheers.

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@jayeff No need to apologize! I'm glad you were able to figure it out. :)

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Hi @sarahw,

Author 3542742 with two spam guides:

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Womens+Spor...

and 134563

And this guide: 135792 from user 3402209 (actually all the 7 guides are spam)

Are we helping also to login in wordpress? With an external link https://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/How_to_Fix_W...

And CISCO SYSTEMS, smells like spam:

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/35+Packet+T...

And other guides from user 3468016

Cheers,

Angel

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Hi @angeluru! Thank you for finding these :) I've taken care of them!

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With pleasure, @sarahw. Thanks! :)

It's a non-stop, haha:

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3521074/Teks..., with 6 guides to be deleted

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3488701/Car2..., with 5 more

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Hi @angeluru, thank you again! I've taken care of these two accounts as well :)

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heres one

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Hi,

It's gone.

Cheers

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thank you very much

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Hi Dylan and @jayeff, thank you both! We appreciate your help!

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@sarahw,

Translation of this profile doesn’t look very useful here, the link inside, neither ;)

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This user, with 2 guides, can follow the previous one:

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And these, with 6 or more guides each one!

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3475572

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And the last one today, with one guide:

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Cheers,

Angel

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Hey @angeluru! I'm filling in for Sarah this week—I took care of these spammers. Thanks for finding them!

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Hi @sarahw ,

This user is self promoting

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3602405/myre...

‘djavagoodweegend?

Cheers

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Hey @jayeff! I'm filling in for Sarah while she's on vacation (so I'm sure it's safe to say she's having a wonderful weekend). :)

I took care of this user—thanks for finding them!

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Hi @kristen ,

Here’s a couple that need taken care of.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/353...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3503850/nata...

Cheers

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Done and done!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/4475...

got another i think

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Thanks Dylan! I've taken care of this one :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Can the 2 comments at the bottom of this guide be added to this question please so as to remove the request from the Answers Moderation page? I don’t think that I can do it with the options that I have available

If it passes through as per the request to move then it will end up as a new question with no relevance to the original question asked as a comment in the guide.

‘djavagoodoliday ;-)

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for finding this! I talked to @kristen and we don't have the capability of adding it to the original question directly however if we create a new question we can merge them. Would that be okay?

I had a great holiday! It was so nice to get out of town and enjoy some rest and relaxation :) Thanks!

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@sarahw

Thanks you would seem to be the best option.

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, sorry for the delay on this one. I tried to create a new question and merge them but it deleted the answers that the author of the Troubleshooting page gave. I think for now we're just going to let them communicate there. I know it's not ideal or how it's supposed to be done but students don't usually come back to try and help and we don't want to discourage him either. Sorry I don't have a better solution at this point. Thanks again!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Think this one is a spammer.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3617623/Sand...

Took me a while to decide as their answers were good but they always link the same website. Finally blotted their copybook by asking a question (which I have deleted) which is just spam.

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Hi @jayeff! Thank you for finding this one and investigating! I've taken care of them :)

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Hi @sarahw,

Welcome back! Yet another to go 3623224 :) and the wiki associated here.

Cheers,

Angel

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Hi @angeluru, I'm so sorry for the delay! Thank you for the post :) I've taken care of them!

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Hi @sarahw ,

This one’s got to go. I’ve deleted all the spam

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‘djavagoodweegend?

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for taking care of this one! I went ahead and banned them. I had a really nice weekend. I hope you had a good one too! Thanks again :)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Not sure about this one. With answers regarding dvd drives always points to the same website, so maybe just likes them or is trying to be helpful. Been around for a long time

2326002

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for the post. I think this is spam. It's more subtle but it seems like he's promoting the site and he doesn't really give instruction but instead directs to that site. Thanks again!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Spam?

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Hi @jayeff, I and my colleagues definitely think this looks a bit spammy but for now I think we should keep on eye on this account. We don't have enough for an outright ban yet. Thank you for pointing the account out and we'll see what they do from here.

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Hammer Time!

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Hi @danj, thanks for the post! I've taken care of both of these accounts!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Apologies for passing this one on to be banned but it is too old for me to do it.

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Here’s another that has to go

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‘djavagoodweegend? I did, now that the weather is warming up. Spring officially starts tomorrow so Winter is on the way out. Hooray!

Cheers.

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! I've taken care of these two! That sounds so lovely :) I hope you have a great week!

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Hi @sarahw ,

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I think that the following one is just spam, what are your thoughts?

3625816

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Hi @jayeff! Thank you for the posts! I took care of the first one. The second one we looked at about a week ago. It is more than likely spam, it looks pretty spammy but after talking to my co-workers I think we should watch the account and see if they post again. We don't have enough for an outright ban yet but we'll watch and wait.

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