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Spam Folder June 2021

Welcome to June! Please post any spammy content you find on iFixit so @jogihara@kristen, @amber and I can get to them. Thanks!

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pretty sure this is spam being hidden in a question,

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6947....

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Hi Dylan, thanks for spotting this one! I agree, it did seem like spam. I've taken care of the account. Thanks again!

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No problem!@sarahw

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Hi @sarahw,

The iRobot took care of deleting the spam but maybe you should clear it out 3967189

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Might have another voting ring here. Very suspicious upvoting activity amongst all these users all around the same time and also in the past, lots of votes all around the same time frames. All to answers linking the same website. Some have been users for months and others just recent.

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Always promotes the same website 3830800

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Hi @jayeff! I agree with you about the voting ring—great catch! I've taken care of all of the accounts. Thank you : ) Have a good week!

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Hi @sarahw

3892114

Hope you have a good week too ;-)

Cheers

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! This account is all taken care of : )

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Hi @sarahw,

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I think that these two questions are too coincidental. I’m wondering if they’ve been posted by one and the same user having different User IDs?

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6952...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6949...

I had previously contacted the 2nd user (3964468) via a comment and suggested that they not recommend a website. They replied that they didn’t mean to advertise, so I deleted both their response and my comment (see Show Deleted) and left the question to be answered by others.

Going back to it just now I see that they have edited their question (see Question History) and now they have actually linked the website.

Makes me even more doubtful as to their real purpose. I think that it’s spam.

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I’ve banned them as they were getting too active. 3969225

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These four users always promote the same website and occasionally upvote each other very soon after answering. Another voting ring or perhaps just one person??

3953829, 3872812, 3940146, 3925973

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It’s getting busier;-)

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Hi @jayeff, wow! It is getting busier. Thank you for all your hard work! I've taken care of all of the accounts except one. I left https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/396... because I didn't see that account post links in their answers. Please let me know if I missed that. I can see that they are probably associated with the other account but for now, I think we'll leave them. If they start posting links, we'll ban them too! Thanks again! : )

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Hello, I was just moderating a few spammy answers from this user (https://www.ifixit.com/User/Graph/215383...) when I noticed that they have already been flagged multiple times in the past as well. May as well ban the user altogether ;-).

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Hi @refectio, thanks for pointing this one out. I'm not sure why the account wasn't taken care of earlier but it is now! They were pretty prolific. Thanks again! : )

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Hey, this isnt spam, but i was wondering if you could say something to this user about not promoting their own question in an answer? I’m not too sure what you think of this. https://www.ifixit.com/User/3500511/Oliv...

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Hi Dylan, thanks for letting us know about this one. We will look into it and take care of it! Have a great weekend :)

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Hi @sarahw,

It didn’t take them that long to edit their question with a link 3969467 Leopard and spots come to mind ;-)

I think that this edit needs to be denied. Not sure about this edit by the same user

Always links the same website 3688419

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3847476

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Hi @jayeff, thank you for finding all of these users : ) I denied the edits and took care of the rest of the users as well! I guess it was just a matter of time before the one was going to attach links to their answers too. Happy Monday : )

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Hi @sarahw

2968510 Been around for a while but I guess that you can’t stay hidden forever.

Just a heads up if it comes to anything. I deleted the answer to this question by this user due to their provocative and offensive avatar which I believe has no place on the forum. I also think that they should be banned but that may be just me.

iRobot took care of the spam but maybe needs to be banned and cleared out - self promoting 3552162

‘avagoodweek

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for cleaning all of these up! I took care of all of the accounts including the one with the offensive avatar. Just a heads up, in case I don't get a chance—I'm going to be out of town next week so I think @amber will be taking care of Spam while I'm gone. I hope you have a good week too! Thanks again : )

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I will be!

I'll also check this folder regularly so if anyone forgets to tag me, I'll still see the spam. :)

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Hi @sarahw,

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Hope you have a good time next week ;-) Take care and stay safe.

Cheers.

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