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Spam Folder July 2021

Happy July!

Please post any spammy content you find on iFixit so that @jogihara@kristen@sarahw, and I can get rid of them.

Thanks!

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Hi @amber ,

This user started spamming on meta (see meta moderation) and then switched to Answers so I banned them in Answers and deleted post in Answers forum

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Hi @jayeff,

This user is so persistent!! I went though and deleted all of their content and banned them in Meta, as well. Hopefully this helps squash them.

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WARNING! WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data gone!

https://meta.ifixit.com/User/3909960/auy...

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@amber - This Bozo is all over the place! I have a sense its the same one from the other day

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@danj

See my post above - same user name but must have created meta account as well

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@jayeff - Yes, very likely! They have been littering the same junk for a few months now across both spaces under different user accounts.

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@nick @danj

Handled! I'm hoping the ban across multiple sites and accounts will show them that we're a vigilant team and they should just give up their efforts.

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/6173...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/3990382/Davi...

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Hi @nick,

Just went to handle this and it's already been done. Thanks goes to whoever did it!

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Hi @amber,

3964638

Not sure about this user (check their profile) whether they’re being helpful or just posting links in with their answers

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@jayeff, Techy001 is gone.

I keep thinking about Henry... I think it's spam in a "cleaver" disguise. Do you think they're worth a scary email and a 2 week warning ban? Or do thing I should just nip this in the bud?

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@amber

Scary may not be the best course of action.

Perhaps stating that effectively just linking websites that don't address the specific question asked is something that the OP can do for themselves.

But I really don't know.

Personally I think just banning them is the way to go.

You'll soon know if there's any comeback if they contact Ifixit and complain and if not they'll realize that they've been rumbled as to their true intent and move on.

Perhaps @sarahw or @kristen may have a view on this as they've no doubt encountered this sort of thing before.

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I don't mean actual scary. :)

I went through and deleted him. I added a calendar event in one week to clear all of his data if he doesn't end up real.

Thanks for the feedback, @jayeff!

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Hi @amber ,

3988269

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Hello @jayeff,

They're all taken care of! Thanks for the heads up.

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Another for the trash heap! 3909972

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@danj All taken care of, thanks!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/HP+Photosma...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/4000418/Vaiv...

So Odin spam works to fix a clogged printhead? Make it make sense spammers.

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I mean, if anyone can fix a printer, Odin must be able to.

I've cleaned up that mess and a side mess I found along the way. Thanks @nick!

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@amber looks like Shelia has overstayed her welcome. Time to go https://www.ifixit.com/User/3967268/Shel...

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@oldturkey03 I've shown her the door. Thanks!

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Hi @amber,

Here’s a voting ring perhaps.

Very strange that this user 4002979 who only joined today 07/19/21 posts an answer and it is upvoted 3 times within 20 minutes of it being posted, by these 3 users 4002987,4002981 both of whom also only joined today 07/19/21 and 3342903 who joined back on 01/16/20. Just wondering if the last upvoter “Eva Smith” is one and the same person as all the rest - check “her” profile description

Methinks ‘tis all too much of a coincidence.

To quote Ian Fleming - Goldfinger “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”

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I’ve deleted the spam and banned the first from the following but they still all need to be gone

3951433

3955644

3998579

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Great catch, @jayeff.

Not once, not twice, but fourteen accounts involved with all of the User ID's included.

Circles like this make me feel like Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlock Holmes (Amber) : "You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected."

Dr. Watson (jayeff) : "Excellent!"

paraphrased from Watson and Holmes in "The Crooked Man"

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https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+get+fre...

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/how+to+get+...

Not sure if spam or abandoned.

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Hi @nick,

I'm going to say yes to both assumptions. I've taken care of them. Thanks!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/7001...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/4002935/asfd...

Cat came up with their username?

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@nick–sure seems like it! They're all ready banned, but I'll clear their history.

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Hi @amber ,

3793528 promoting own webpage and also linking other websites.

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Thanks for pointing her out, @jayeff. I took care of it.

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@amber - This is just too much! 3984170

Now we have Phrama pushers!

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@danj- At least they are self-proclaimed "safe" pharma pushers. They can advertise elsewhere–they're gone.

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Judging by this users activity, shouldn’t they just be banned?

https://www.ifixit.com/User/Activity/386...

BTW, there has been an awful lot of spamming for “TunesKit iOS System Recovery tool” lately. I have been cleaning up answers on the questions I follow but I think it’s safe to say there is a lot more out there. Perhaps TPTB can run a simple search and root it all out.

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@refectio -2300 rep? You'd think they'd get the hint...

I ran a search and found 8 accounts. 4 I had to ban and 4 were already taken care of. There's more and I'll keep digging another time. Good catch!!

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Hi @amber,

I’ve banned this user 4007285 and deleted all the spam but you may want to go in and clean it all out.

The user name seems familiar. I think that they’re back after being previously banned using a slightly different user ID name.

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The iRobot caught this one but they need to go. 4007416

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Thanks, @jayeff. I've taken care of both of their accounts.

I also thought the user name was familiar. I can't tell if it's actually the same person or just people all button mashing on the left side of their keyboard.

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@amber this one https://www.ifixit.com/User/4001333/lowe... would like you to answer his survey….

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@oldturkey03 I cleared out all of his surveys. Looks like he's not going to find what he's looking for here...

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