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Spam Folder October 2020

I can’t believe it’s October! The year is just flying by and we appreciate your generous support. 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 ,

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for catching this one! I've taken care of it!

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Hi @sarahw

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Hi @jayeff she is dusted!

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Hi @sarahw ,

I think this one has got to go.

Didn’t have time to remove any spam that wasn’t already removed.

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for pointing this one out, don't worry about not deleting the spam, I took care of it. Hope you had a good weekend!

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Hi @sarahw ,

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I had a good weekend thanks, but then again being retired every day is like a weekend ;-)

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for finding this one, they were very busy. I've taken care of them. Retirement sounds awesome! : )

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It has its' moments but yes it's good.

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Hi @sarahw ,

Here’s another - check their profile it says it all ;-)

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Hi @jayeff, yup, this one has got to go too! Thank you!

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Hi @sarahw ,

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760369 - stumbled across this one but I think that they’ve got to go

It’s beginning to look like, a few every day keeps the spammers at bay or at least quieter ;-)

Could you also check this user. They’ve made a lot of edits to guides, wiki etc in one day.

I picked it up when looking at patrol here and the link they inserted wasn’t relevant to the wiki but was more like spam but the user is US based and the link was for a firm in Aust. Student practicing perhaps?

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for finding these two! I've taken care of them!

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Hi @sarahw

Any feedback on the 3rd?

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Hi @jayeff, I'm so sorry. I was so focused on the first two, I totally missed the third. The third is a student and he's working on a project so he's okay. Thank you for making us aware though! Again, sorry for missing that!

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Hi @sarahw ,

No problems

Thanks for the feedback - I'm now also more aware ;-)

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Hi @sarahw ,

Can you explain why someone would go to all the trouble of completely changing a wiki or is it just a subtle version of spam?

This one is awaiting verification in Patrol.

The user who did this doesn’t have any “student” affiliation that I can see not like the one I posted the other day.

I’ve noticed in the past in the Patrol area where others may have changed the title of a wiki for some unknown reason (to me anyway) so that it differed from the summary and therefore was not really relevant e.g. wiki title was for a particular device and was altered but the summary underneath wasn’t altered or vise versa, usually same brand different model. These I took upon myself to deny so that it wouldn’t confuse anyone who accessed it as to what device or subject it actually referred to.

here is a new example of this. Notice that the model number in the summary under the title in the unverified version now differs from the model number in the title. I’m at a loss as to know why this would be done without also saying something in the summary about the “new” model. In this instance there is only an in progress guide attached so not too much harm is done but on others there have been full guides attached which may possibly mislead if the title was changed for a different model and readers thought that it was the same as what was shown

Maybe I’m getting out of touch

Cheers and ‘avagoodweegend ;-)

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for catching these! For the first example. When I looked at the wiki and then asked my colleague about it, we decided that the whole thing looked pretty spammy and decided to delete and ban the original author. As for the person who was re-writing it, that looked spammy too. I am going to ban him as well.

For the second example, when I clicked on the link, it looks like someone took care of it, because it just took me to the Patrol page in general so I wasn't able to look at it. If people are messing with pages in general, we will just have to be careful to catch them and hopefully they are caught in Patrol. I guess it will be on us to verify if the information is true especially if it looks a little suspicious.

Thanks again and I hope you have a good weekend too!

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/3692067/Anth...

His answer is for a free sandwich survey! I want a free sandwich!

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3690859/Sean...

new account, advertising for internet service in the uk

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Hi Dylan, thanks for letting us know about these two! Someone beat me to the first one, they were already banned. I took care of the second one.

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Hi @sarahw ,

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! They are taken care of! Have a great week :)

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Hi @sarahw

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Hi @jayeff! Thank you for finding these two! I've taken care of them.

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Ban user Alex Steve on the ifixit meta post about the uk underreporting covid cases, he is advertising for swimwear

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Hi Dylan, thanks for letting us know about this account. It looks like I was too late, someone banned the account already!

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Oh ok, thanks anyways!

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Hello, it was some time since last time but now I’m here again! @sarahw

I was doing some patrolling and found that this user has edited at least one guide and just added a picture of either a random person or himself.

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3697486/Dori...

I denied them and if you can’t see them because of me deleting them, I can send you a screenshot I saved in case. I just don’t want to share the picture here.

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Hi @eke0909, thanks for denying those edits and for keeping an eye out for us! I think we should keep an eye on him but because he is very young he might have just been figuring out how the site works. Thanks again!

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Sounds good! :D

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Hi @sarahw ,

Not sure re this user. Likes adding different websites so maybe only trying to be helpful?

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No doubts about this one though

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for letting us know about these users. I think for the first one, at least at this point it seems like he is trying to be helpful so I'll leave him alone for now. The second one was very busy, I've taken care of him! Have a great weekend!

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I hope you 'avagoodweegend too

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/3702094/eeke...

I dont even know what to say about his answer lol

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Hi Dylan, thanks for letting us know about this user! I'm sorry I didn't get to it until today but it looks like someone else did. The user has been banned! Thanks again!

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Hi @sarahw

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Hi @jayeff! Thank you! They are gone :)

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Hello @sarahw ,

I think this guide is a spam :

https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/Amazon+Al...

And the associated user too is a spammer :

https://fr.ifixit.com/User/3075340/amazo...

Because he promote a product instead of providing a repair or a helper guide.

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Hi @es_six! Thank you for letting us know about this user. They were pretty busy! I took care of them.

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Hi @sarahw ,

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Cheers and ‘avagoodweegend.

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for finding these! I've taken care of them. Congratulations on hitting 300,000 rep on the site— that is huge! We really appreciate all you do to contribute to the site :) You make a big impact. I hope you have a good weekend too!

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Hi @sarahw ,

Thank you Sarah,

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Hi @sarahw ,

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