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Spam Folder September 2021

Happy September!
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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There's a bunch of spam in the thread below starting from Aug. 16th 2021 through September. Wish there was a "Report Spam" button, it would make it a lot easier and quicker to keep these spammers at bay.

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9765...

By these users:

ios tweakes

yashavantha yash

Jimmy Nessham

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@billant Thanks for bringing these to my attention! I'll get on cleaning up this page.

Once you gain 30 reputation on iFixit, you'll be able to! There's a dropdown on the top right of each Answer that says "Options." After you click on it, you'll see one labeled "Moderate." From there, a window will open and you'll be able to flag a post as spam.

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@billant Alright, there is significantly less spam there. Thanks for the heads up!

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Hi @ambertaus

4022036

4022019

Not sure if this is repair related or not or whether it is just spam. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/7043.... The user has been around a long time.

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for the post. I took care of both of those accounts. Have a great weekend :)

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You too! take care and stay safe.

Just added another one to the above

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Hi @jayeff, thank you! I think the last post is helping but they are also technically breaking the rules. I will talk to Amber when she's back so she can reach out and let them know they can't post links in answers or in guides etc.

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https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2677...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/4022427/Greg...

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Thanks @nick, I've deleted his post. We'll see if all of his posts are just linking solutions from outside sites.

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Hi @sarahw,

4022370

Hope you had a goodweegend ;-)

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I'll get some root killer ;)

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Hi @jayeff, I took care of this one! It was a good weekend. That extra day was very welcome :) I hope you had a good weekend too!

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Hi @sarahw

3976322

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Hi @jayeff, I took care of this one as well! Have a great week : ) Thanks for the post!

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Hi @sarahw

3688419 always promotes the same website.

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Hi @jayeff! Thanks for the post. I took care of them!

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Hi @sarahw ,

4024947 needs to go before they become too active.

‘avagoodweegend

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Hi @jayeff, thanks for catching this one. Sorry I didn't see this before the weekend! I took care of it today. Have a great week :)

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Hi @sarahw

There are a lot of users just posting answers with links in this question which do not relate to the question but suggest alternative apps to use.

Scroll down the page and you’ll soon start to see all of them. Checked a couple and they have already been moderated previously as spam, so perhaps they should all go.

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Hi @jayeff! This is a great point and something I intend on discussing with a few folks before moving forward. I'd like to hone in on somethings in our community guidelines regarding the line between hardware/software issues.

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Hi @ambertaus ,

3783797

3972048

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They're all gone. Thanks, @jayeff!

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Hi @ambertaus ,

Came across this user who complained about their posts being deleted. I can’t see anything wrong with them except the bold type and the users ID tag. (innuendo?)

This is the user 4026709 and this is an answer where I can moderate and re-open the deleted posts and then remove them as duplicates, to restore the rep points and clear them out but it comes back as deleted and the rep points have not been restored but are still deleted.

This method worked on a lot of the other iRobot? deleted posts by this user.

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Hmmm. That's a weird one, @jayeff. I'm not sure why it kept getting re-removed. I went through and re-opened everything, deleted his duplicates, and made sure his reputation was restored. I don't love his handle... I'll think about that one.

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This one?:

https://de.ifixit.com/User/4026863/Kash+...

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Thanks for bringing it up! @milenahaiges, can you check this one out for me? (I speak no German, but Milena does! =] )

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https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Cor...

https://www.ifixit.com/User/4026863/Kash...

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Thanks, @nick! They're all taken care of.

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Hi @sarahw

4027259

3795880

3996172

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Thanks, @jayeff! I took care of all three accounts.

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Hi @ambertaus ,

FYI, I deleted this question because I think that it was set up for a spam answer, possibly by the same person.

This is based on that the user ID # of the person who asked the question 4027823 is so very close to the user ID # of the person who answered it 4027822 and that the question and answer were posted within 23 seconds of each other.

Too coincidental, methinks.

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I agree! Their user emails are identical with one digit of difference. Sneaky, but not quite sneaky enough. I'll be looking into these accounts deeper this afternoon. I feel like they warrant a full sleuthing. I'll let you know when I'm done!

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This one actually didn't take too long. It was just these two accounts that were connected. They've been banned. Thanks @jayeff!

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Hi @ambertaus ,

Maybe trying to be helpful or spam I don’t know, but always links websites in answers albeit different ones.

3848617

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Another that I'd like to spend more time on than just a quick ban. Thanks for bringing these up, @jayeff!

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Alright- took some time looking into their stuff. I think they did a good job at disguising their spam, but I'm not convinced. Removed.

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Hi @ambertaus ,

2494086

4029239

4018813

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Not to sure about these two.

They ask questions and then vote for each other shortly after posting.

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3917037

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All cleared up. I cleared and banned all 5. For the latter 2, I felt that it was a voting ring and their questions/answers appeared staged for reputation farming.

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Hi @amber ,

4030307

4031960

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@jayeff all taken care of, Happy Monday!

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Hi @amber,

4026441

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All taken care of, thanks @jayeff.

Last spam of the month?

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