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Spam Folder August 2021

August is here!

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

Thank you!

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/7019...

Also https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/7025...

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Thanks @andrewsawesome! That profile is all taken care of.

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Hi @andrewsawesome, I see that you edited your post. Just for clarification, did you add the second link as new spam?

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@ambertaus Yes.

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It's been taken care of, thanks @andrewsawesome!

Next time you find some spam can you post it as a new item in the thread in the text box at the bottom? It will help me not miss anything.

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Can someone pull this guide https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/intro/14390...

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I deleted it. It hadn't hit the front of my review queue yet.

Thanks for the spam catch, @danj!

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Hi @ambertaus

4012628

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All gone! Thanks, @jayeff!

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Hi @ambertaus,

4013017.

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4013067 This one got to go. They’re just using Ifixit to test out their programming skills or something. Nothing to do with the aim of the website I feel anyway.

4013064 This user posted a comment I feel that was pertaining to what the above user was doing. It was posted at the same time as the user above was commenting on they’re own answer, in one of the answers I deleted.

I feel given the joining date and user ID number of both, either they’re one and the same or they know each other - very coincidental

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Took care of the first one, no problem.

The second two, you’re right. They’re either the same person or friends. Luckily, there were no more accounts linked to them. One had 290 comments removed as spam. I’m actually kind of impressed. I’m going to do some more digging into these two accounts before I wipe them because of their content, but they’ll be gone by tomorrow. I’ll let you know when I’ve done it. Thanks @jayeff!

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Done digging. Both are cleared and banned.

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Hi @ambertaus

3997037

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@jayeff Taken care of, thanks!

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typical scammer-

https://www.ifixit.com/User/4003398/Shiv...

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Indeed, they are. Were. They're gone. Thanks, Dylan!

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Here’s an odd one! 'alert('XSS')//

This appears to be user account which is also present in Meta! And is a spammer!

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@danj, that is a weird one. I cleared and banned them in both places.

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@ambertaus - Thanks!

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Hi @ambertaus

4014437

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All done, thanks @jayeff!

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/About/401446...

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/7023...

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Thanks for the heads up @thesimpleguy, the spam has been removed!

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Hi @ambertaus ,

4014977

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All gone, thanks @jayeff.

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https://www.ifixit.com/User/4015747/Dimi...

This guy is not spam but two comments on this answer just blank(how’s that possible? maybe something harmful in text).

He joined yesterday, no other activity. The rep is 1 which is common for spammers.

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Interesting find, @thesimpleguy! The text is actually just blank. I deleted the blank comments to cut down on clutter but I'm leaving their account active for now. Maybe they're just confused.

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@ambertaus Yeah, Now i get it don't delete the account every time I post something.

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blank? how's that possible?

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@thesimpleguy When you first write a comment, you can edit it for a certain amount of time (I'm not sure off of the top of my head exactly how long) and I believe he wrote text, submitted it, and immediate deleted the content.

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Go to the following guide:

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsof...

suspicious edit: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/diff/step/5...

Look for this edit(me correcting the above edit): https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/diff/step/5...

I removed a suspicious link (4 letters in the domain, may have put a virus in my machine :() )which goes for a web containing:

  • Black lives matter
  • love/girlfriend
  • cam
  • web cam
  • some drawing

Please accept it. Look for these innocent links mostly in something joke/joking said by iFixit.

I wonder who accepted it though.

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Hello @thesimpleguy, that website is actually a webcomic that's been around for 15 years. It happens to be one of my favorites, actually.

You don't have to worry about a virus being installed on your computer from that domain. If you enjoy reading comics, give xkcd a try!

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@ambertaus So how does that link goes with tetris?

Edit: first the imagethere seemed like a office or a jail office but now I see the tetris thing.

xkcd give me those free money scam vibes.

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The comic is drawn in a way to be purposely very simple and the site follows the same "theme." If I remember correctly, the site has looked like this for a long time.

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Hi @ambertaus

3885192

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Good catch, @jayeff, she's been cleared.

Thanks!

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Hi @ambertaus,

4017676

4007761

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@jayeff Thank you! I've taken care of both accounts.

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Hi @ambertaus ,

I’ve banned this user 4019049 and deleted the spam but you may have to clean it out. They were very active and I didn’t want them to continue over the weekend.

Cheers.

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You made the right call, @jayeff. Thank you! I've cleaned up their mess.

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More spam: https://www.ifixit.com/User/4019439/mr+j...

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All taken care of, thank you @andrewsawesome!

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Hi @ambertaus ,

4019438

4019443

4019459

4019463

4013089

Seems like they come out to play on the weekend ;-)

Cheers

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Wow, they have been busy! Done! :)

Thanks, @jayeff!

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Hi @ambertaus ,

Here’s one to keep you busy ;-)

The last 10 comments in this guide are all spam. You may have to check all the User IDs to see if they have posted spam more than once. Didn’t have the time tonight - apologies.

This user 3995157 is one who definitely has.

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You're definitely right! I look care of everything. Thanks for sending them over, @jayeff!

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Hi @ambertaus,

4020676

3523412

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I denied an edit to a guide page as well as deleted the answer from this Meta user 3910044 (didn’t know I have those powers on Meta as well, thought I was only had mod powers for Answers?) as they were cheeky enough to post spam on the report spam page! (Click on the Show Deleted option on this page and scroll down). Their Answers User ID 4020662 hasn’t had any activity yet.

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4020676 You're right, they're posting spam. I've cleared and banned them. I think the guide they were typing on was spam itself, no? I'll be reviewing it more closely later this week when I go through guides and probably deleting that.

3523412 Was an easier case–quick clean up and ban.

3910044/4020662 was so bold! They're gone from both the iFixit community and Meta.

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Hi @ambertaus ,

I think that this is the same user 4021563 who was banned yesterday and has come back again. The name is too close to be coincidental

Cheers.

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I'll take care of this account this afternoon. Thanks, @jayeff!

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Time to clear these guys out!

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One more! 3702309

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Hi @danj! Done, done, and done! And I missed posting yesterday, but the September Spam folder is up and active now. Only slightly belated. :D

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