Spam reporting thread #76

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Spam reporting thread #76

1lilithcat
Jul 22, 2022, 8:11 pm

PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING SPAM

Distinguish between the following, and flag the highest level of the violation:

-- Type 1: Irredeemable commercial spam: make sure to flag the member's profile, as well as the spammy activity. This type includes things selling strollers, pharmaceuticals, live-streaming sports games, porn, and/or trying to create traffic/links to sites for such things. Sufficient profile flags will automatically result in temporary suspension and deletion of the member's activity, so use your profile-flagging powers wisely and carefully.

-- Type 2: Teachable moments: DO NOT flag the member's profile, but DO flag the violating activity (e.g. self-promotional Talk post, group, or local venue). This type includes promotional activity that violates the Terms of Service (TOS), but where the member is potentially redeemable, e.g. overzealous authors, overzealous publishers, or other members with small TOS violations but who are otherwise using the site legitimately. These cases should be reported to staff (by sending a message or email to staff and/or or posting on this thread), so the member can be taught how to use the site.

Specific procedures:
-- Overzealous authors or publishers (these fall under type 2): do NOT flag the member's profile. Report to staff here or privately. You can also send the member a polite message pointing them to the terms, mentioning the "no promoting" language, and pointing them to the Do's and Don't page for authors: http://www.librarything.com/about_authors.php NOTE: Because all profile comments are now private, others cannot tell that you have left a message, so please include that information when you post in this thread.
-- Suspected sock-puppetry to promote a book, write fake reviews, and/or stack ratings: do not flag the profile, but report to staff here or by message, so staff can investigate. This is a serious violation for which members can be permanently banned.
-- Profile flags for commercial spammers only (type 1): On the member's profile page, click on the "report for spam" link, then follow instructions to flag the member. Again, this is only for commercial spam, not for "overzealous" authors, publishers, or booksellers, which should be reported to staff instead. See Talk post: http://www.librarything.com/topic/85810
-- Spam or promotional posts in a Talk topic (type 1 or 2): flag the post as an abuse of the terms of service.
-- Spam or promotional groups (types 1 and 2): flag new groups using the "flag this group" link.
-- Spam lists: report in this thread, and flag the member if it's commercial spam.
-- Spam works (type 1 spam): flag the work as spam on the work's editions page, and then vote on proposed work spam. Make sure to read the guidelines before proposing or voting, especially for what is not spam. Voting page: http://www.librarything.com/spam_works.php
-- Spam in a review (type 1), or an explicitly promotional review (type 2): flag the review as an abuse of the TOS, using the red flag.
-- Spam or promotion in "published reviews," or other CK fields (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete.
-- Spam or egregious promotion/advertising in venues or events (type 1 or 2): post here and/or delete. Note that authors are permitted to add events for their books.
-- Spam in book links / quick links: post here and/or edit to remove spam.
-- Spam author names listed on a work: No current procedure. Tim has asked us not to change CK to indicate spammers, and not to combine spam authors together.
-- Not sure if it's spam? Post here, and explain why.

Please note that Tim has asked us not to use either CK or the combining system (whether works or authors) for spam fighting.

For more information see these wiki pages:
Procedures for flagging and reporting spam: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Spam
Spam works, guidelines for flagging and voting: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/HelpThing:Spam_works

(A copy of these guidelines, for pasting in new threads, can be found here or at the top of previous threads.)

22wonderY
Jul 23, 2022, 7:24 am

Author spam

https://www.librarything.com/topic/343042#n7889792

There is another post in a longer thread, but we’ve offered a chance to edit.
Member has been warned.

32wonderY
Jul 23, 2022, 7:56 am

>2 2wonderY:. Well, he must have been a fly-by. Please flag

https://www.librarything.com/topic/111260#7889780

62wonderY
Jul 25, 2022, 11:34 am

For giggles

A translation company:

About Me
We have a professional team who always performs tasks to connect people around the world. We always prefer to give you with excellence and quality.

72wonderY
Jul 26, 2022, 1:45 pm

Question. Why is the number 88 associated with betting and casinos?

8norabelle414
Jul 26, 2022, 1:58 pm

>7 2wonderY: The number 8 is lucky in Chinese culture, and 88 is doubly so.

112wonderY
Jul 28, 2022, 2:12 am

Tee hee. Just zapped a legal practice in the UK that specializes in toe amputation claims.

12karenb
Editado: Jul 28, 2022, 1:39 pm

>11 2wonderY: {insert joke about BigToe industry}

18gilroy
Ago 1, 2022, 12:57 pm

>17 lilithcat: Ah, in two groups I don't follow.

19lilithcat
Ago 1, 2022, 3:37 pm

>18 gilroy:

Nor do I. But when someone is posting spam in the forums, I'll usually check adjacent topic #s.

20MarthaJeanne
Ago 1, 2022, 4:09 pm

It's also useful to check the groups a spammer has joined.

21gilroy
Ago 1, 2022, 6:13 pm

Well, crap. He moved his entire advertising spiel onto his profile...

22lilithcat
Ago 1, 2022, 7:26 pm

>21 gilroy:

That's a better place for it, frankly.

26Taphophile13
Editado: Ago 6, 2022, 11:55 pm

Message deleted.

27Taphophile13
Ago 6, 2022, 11:54 pm

>25 lilithcat: Thanks. That was supposed to be the profile page:
https://www.librarything.com/profile/sherrychakrabarti

32karenb
Ago 9, 2022, 5:12 pm

37yolana
Ago 13, 2022, 9:45 am

Author spam
https://www.librarything.com/topic/343508
I haven’t left a message though

39MarthaJeanne
Ago 13, 2022, 9:53 am

>38 lilithcat: should not have been flagged if it was author spam.

402wonderY
Ago 13, 2022, 10:00 am

>39 MarthaJeanne: There was nothing to indicate it was. The profile was completely bare. The profile name (note the store ending) didn’t correspond to the author name.

41lilithcat
Ago 13, 2022, 10:11 am

>39 MarthaJeanne:

I did not do so. I posted the profile so folks would know who >37 yolana: was referring to, as that would not be possible once the post disappeared.

43Taphophile13
Ago 13, 2022, 2:53 pm

>42 amanda4242: Already gone. ;)

442wonderY
Ago 14, 2022, 8:39 am

This morning’s smile:

“Hi, we are Vietnamese Hair Factory and this is our official Librarything. We specialize in wholesale and export of hair. If you are interested please check our website:” the picture was an astonishing array of colors.

Would y’all prefer I post these occasional sharings on a different thread?

45lilithcat
Ago 14, 2022, 8:47 am

>44 2wonderY:

These are fun! I think, perhaps, a separate thread might actually encourage more people to join in, though!

472wonderY
Ago 15, 2022, 4:21 am

>46 karenb: The description of the work:
“ Bunga-bunga karangan bunga 20 Kartu Ucapan dalam Buku ruang putih untuk menulis Buku harian Buku catatan kenang-kenangan Dekorasi Hadiah oleh seniman modernis Grace Divine”
Translation:
Flowers wreath 20 Greeting Cards in a Book white space for writing Diary Keepsake Notepad Decoration Gift by modernist artist Grace Divine

Seems to me to be a legitimate work.

48MarthaJeanne
Ago 15, 2022, 5:24 am

The member obviously started with a legitimate book, but edited title and author. The title and author in LT are QF_Karangan Bunga Papan "Happy Wedding" Ukuran 2x1,50m IDR.850.000
by Qatalia Florist

49karenb
Editado: Ago 15, 2022, 12:21 pm

>48 MarthaJeanne: >49 karenb: It's the text from a sign that they're selling, which is also in the cover images.

All flagged away by now, though.

50karenb
Ago 16, 2022, 10:31 pm

work: https://www.librarything.com/work/15346339/112633990
review: https://www.librarything.com/work/12868438/reviews/111343326
(that work is also in two other libraries, so apparently not spam)

512wonderY
Editado: Ago 16, 2022, 10:48 pm

>50 karenb: it was incorrectly combined with the other work. I separated it.

Profile:
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Adaptivesports

52karenb
Ago 17, 2022, 12:38 am

review: https://www.librarything.com/work/28381454/reviews/219103848
(flag the work after the review is gone)

53karenb
Ago 17, 2022, 12:39 am

>51 2wonderY: Good catch; thanks.

55karenb
Ago 17, 2022, 1:15 am

582wonderY
Ago 24, 2022, 10:03 am

https://www.librarything.com/topic/343736#n7913415

Left a message on authors profile page MikeBowers

60lilithcat
Ago 25, 2022, 8:27 am

>44 2wonderY:

Joining in on the fun, I give you a bizarre erectile dysfunction remedy spammer:

"Reasons why Cialis 60 mg is the right preference for you inside the USA

"Cialis 60 mg is treating erectile brokenness. Thru that, the treatment of erectile capability is carried out. Cialis 60 mg accepts the most important 1/2 in reestablishing erectile brokenness. Definitely, sudden salts present in Cialis 60 mg assist with raising the phallus. What's greater, it rushes a load of blood to the personal topics of the more youthful guys. Because of the fast bloodstream within the unique areas, there is in addition companion degree exchange of the jogging collection of that organ.

"Consequently, Cialis 60 mg will boom the circulatory device and receives an actual and strong erection. Take this Cialis tablet given that you have erectile brokenness; anyway, don't use it. Cialis 60 mg endless amount of data your essential concept expert can begin the estimations of Cialis 60 mg. Your fundamental idea expert can, at final, endorse the littlest evaluation that gives an ensuing effect."

He also has a spam work here: https://www.librarything.com/work/28623557

62MarthaJeanne
Ago 25, 2022, 8:38 am

>60 lilithcat: I took out the member description (including link).

632wonderY
Ago 25, 2022, 10:09 am

>60 lilithcat: Excellent!

68amanda4242
Ago 28, 2022, 6:35 pm

69karenb
Ago 28, 2022, 7:38 pm

>66 2wonderY: I remember them! Advice about buying chalets.

71MarthaJeanne
Ago 29, 2022, 6:10 am

>70 FAMeulstee: He's been removed as spam.

77norabelle414
Set 5, 2022, 12:00 pm

>76 MarthaJeanne: I send a message

78karenb
Set 7, 2022, 11:27 pm

https://www.librarything.com/profile/kidnv1
Posted three spam topics, caught by the spam-catcher, but I clicked on one so now it needs flagging:
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344043#n7924980

79MarthaJeanne
Set 9, 2022, 7:57 am

Author spam
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344071#n7926558

(https://www.librarything.com/profile/SnehashreeMandal)

80wcarter
Set 9, 2022, 6:56 pm

A troll is stalking the posts of Folio Society Devotees.
tkidcharlemagne is making inflammatory posts and derogatory comments about members and has been flagged innumerable times in the following threads -
- https://www.librarything.com/topic/343410#n7916745
- https://www.librarything.com/topic/344062#unread
- https://www.librarything.com/topic/343919#n7926692

81norabelle414
Set 9, 2022, 7:08 pm

>80 wcarter: That's going to require staff intervention, I recommend emailing them. There's a "contact" link at the bottom of the page.

83lilithcat
Set 10, 2022, 7:44 am

Any one else get a spammy “review my book” message from Enakpoweri?

I’m afraid I sent him a rather snide comment in return.

86karenb
Set 14, 2022, 12:36 am

review: https://www.librarything.com/work/27252875/reviews/207819607
(flag the work after the review is gone)

90gilroy
Set 16, 2022, 3:39 pm

https://www.librarything.com/profile/coolman11
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344202#7932026

Apparently, this is the same guy that keeps trying to do something regarding Elon Musk, because another post and user name of his got spammed away before I could post it here (loljoe456, I think). Funny part is he posted in Bug Collectors and started the post with "Stop Banning Me"

91lilithcat
Set 16, 2022, 4:13 pm

>90 gilroy:

He's gone now.

93gilroy
Set 19, 2022, 12:00 pm

>90 gilroy: So he keeps trying. There's a thread in bug collectors where he's been flagged into oblivion already.
Latest user names were coolman445 and looojoe452

And he keeps whining about being banned. Maybe it's time to get admin involved?

94karenb
Set 19, 2022, 4:46 pm

>93 gilroy: Maybe it's time to get admin involved?

Yes. Maybe they can explain some things to the next account they register.

95norabelle414
Set 19, 2022, 4:47 pm

>90 gilroy:, >93 gilroy:

These have all already been removed as spam but for the record these accounts have also posted on the same subject:
Campjack0005
Stinkymna2.0
stinkymna4.0
Stinkymna5.0

96gilroy
Set 19, 2022, 4:48 pm

>94 karenb: I messaged Kristi before I left my bill paying job to come home.

Thread where all these offending posts seem to land at the moment:
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344254#unread

97lorax
Set 19, 2022, 5:13 pm

Have the rules for spam changed? I admittedly haven't been around as much as I once was, but I remember Tim saying in no uncertain terms that "noise" (like this Musk nonsense) was not spam. I've been blocking the users and threads when I find them, but haven't dared flag any.

98bnielsen
Set 20, 2022, 12:31 am

>97 lorax: I was wondering the same. Also didn't flag because the causes listed for flagging didn't apply.

99MarthaJeanne
Set 20, 2022, 12:43 am

The only one I flagged was defamatory to a major public figure. That is not actually on the list, but considering recent developments, probably should be.

100lilithcat
Set 20, 2022, 7:46 am

>99 MarthaJeanne:

In the U.S., it's pretty hard to defame a major public figure. See Sullivan vs. New York Times: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/376/254/

101lorax
Set 20, 2022, 8:56 am

MarthaJeanne (#99):

I believe Tim said during the previous US presidential administration that so long as said major public figures are not LT members, insulting them is okay.

102cpg
Set 20, 2022, 11:20 am

>97 lorax:

This is a good point. Could Tim (or one of his authorized representatives) clarify this?

103Gorge098
Set 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

104Gorge098
Set 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

105aspirit
Set 20, 2022, 11:23 am

Creating "nonsense" topics and multiple accounts for Talk are both against the TOS.

https://www.librarything.com/search.php?search=Stinkymna&searchtype=members&...

Do these actions count as spamming, though...? I think it does when it's all on the same topic, especially when it involves a brand. Elon Musk's name is branding.

106kevin0987
Set 20, 2022, 11:47 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

107kevin0987
Set 20, 2022, 11:47 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

108norabelle414
Set 20, 2022, 12:18 pm

There's a few topics caught in the spam filter as well, from accounts that have already been removed. Something is definitely going on but it's probably best left to the staff

110stinkymna11.0
Set 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

111stinkymna11.0
Set 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

112stinkymna11.0
Set 20, 2022, 12:30 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

113stinkymna12.0
Set 20, 2022, 12:41 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

114Justiceforstinkymna
Set 20, 2022, 12:47 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

115Justiceforstinkymna2
Set 20, 2022, 12:56 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

116lorax
Set 20, 2022, 1:02 pm

aspirit (#105):

Can you provide a link to where "nonsense" topics were ruled flaggable? I remember Tim saying in no uncertain terms that flagging them was against the TOS, but I'd be delighted if he changed his mind over the years.

117norabelle414
Editado: Set 20, 2022, 1:10 pm

"Do not create "pointless," "meaningless" or "random" groups or topics." from the "Community Rules" on the Terms of Service page

118amanda4242
Set 20, 2022, 1:15 pm

>117 norabelle414: Yep, but I don't see anywhere that says those are flaggable offenses. I think what's happening is site vandalism and the member should be banned, but we're only supposed to flag profiles under a very limited set of circumstances.

119norabelle414
Set 20, 2022, 1:22 pm

>118 amanda4242: I was only referring to flagging of the nonsense topics themselves, not profiles

120amanda4242
Set 20, 2022, 1:26 pm

>119 norabelle414: Sorry, I misunderstood.

121Stinkymna17.0
Set 20, 2022, 2:04 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

122norabelle414
Set 20, 2022, 2:08 pm

Is anyone actually flagging the profiles? They seem to be disappearing quickly, I wonder if they are hitting some other kind of trigger that is removing their accounts, like creating too many accounts from the same IP address

123davidgn
Set 20, 2022, 2:22 pm

I was.

124Stinkymna21.0
Set 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

125Stinkymna21.0
Set 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

126Stinkymna21.0
Set 20, 2022, 2:27 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

127gilroy
Set 20, 2022, 2:38 pm

Okay, Kristi has responded to my note and I've asked her to chime in here with regard to what's going on and the flag situation

128MarthaJeanne
Set 20, 2022, 2:51 pm

I got two profile messages - not readable as the members had been suspended before I saw them. Do they think that being more and more obnoxious will get people to stop flagging them?

129kristilabrie
Set 20, 2022, 2:55 pm

I would consider these accounts as spamming/TOS violations, they're "shell" accounts, posting pointless material knowingly and repeatedly. Flag away!

130amanda4242
Set 20, 2022, 2:56 pm

131MarthaJeanne
Set 20, 2022, 2:56 pm

>129 kristilabrie: We hear and obey! Thank you!

132lorax
Set 20, 2022, 3:10 pm

Thank you, Kristi.

Can you please point us to clear general guidelines? Is all of the above ("shell" accounts, pointless material, repetition) required, or do two of three suffice? Would the first occurrence, when it was merely pointless without creation of sock-puppet accounts or repetition, have been flaggable?

I have long been utterly terrified of accidentally flagging something I shouldn't and being smacked down with a TOS violation, so I basically never flag anything.

133Stinkyman23.0
Set 20, 2022, 3:22 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

134coolman0022
Set 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

135coolman0022
Set 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

136coolman0022
Set 20, 2022, 3:29 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

137coolman00222
Set 20, 2022, 3:33 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

138Stinkymna25.0
Set 20, 2022, 4:12 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

139Stinkymna27.0
Set 20, 2022, 4:18 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

140Stinkymna27.0
Set 20, 2022, 4:18 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

141Stinkymna27.0
Set 20, 2022, 4:19 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

142Stinkymnabigfan2
Set 20, 2022, 6:43 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

143gilroy
Set 20, 2022, 7:27 pm

I see he still hasn't learned anything yet...

144cpg
Set 21, 2022, 9:24 am

>129 kristilabrie:

When I click the button to Flag a profile, I get a warning pop-up saying that this is only for commercial spam. If it's not just going to be for commercial spam, maybe we could have that warning reworded.

145lorax
Set 21, 2022, 11:57 am

I believe that's still true for user flagging, it's only post flagging that has been relaxed.

146gilroy
Editado: Set 21, 2022, 1:28 pm

>90 gilroy: When he started all this, it was multiple junk posts to groups that made no sense for the screed he was venting. Now, he's focused on two threads because they don't go away. But the posts are rather limited and innocuous.

ETA - Stand Corrected. He's just posting crap. With the way he's acting, I'm wondering if this is a bored 13 year old.

Kristi, can we lock him into only posting in those two threads and then everyone ignore the threads so no one has to listen? (It's different from a complete IP block. Maybe the PTB will go for it?)

147amanda4242
Set 21, 2022, 3:04 pm

They're at it again.

https://www.librarything.com/profile/Stinkymna36.0

I think it's past time for an IP block.

148coolman3455
Set 21, 2022, 3:14 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

149gilroy
Set 21, 2022, 3:29 pm

At bare minimum, can we delete all the bug collector threads that they've started?

150SandraArdnas
Set 21, 2022, 3:29 pm

Please PTB block that IP. Among other things, there's an Elon Musk pic as the group pic now.

151amanda4242
Editado: Set 21, 2022, 3:36 pm

https://www.librarything.com/profile/Stinymna39.0

That's the profile that changed the group picture.

152SandraArdnas
Set 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

How do we flag group pic? I don't see any option

153gilroy
Set 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

I thought it was Pulledpork098. Doesn't matter now, the picture is gone and changed back to the correct one.

154Marissa_Doyle
Set 21, 2022, 4:07 pm

>147 amanda4242: Adding another vote for an IP ban. It's getting past ignoring now.

155Stinkymna42.0
Set 21, 2022, 4:19 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

156aspirit
Set 21, 2022, 4:23 pm

I agree it's well past time. This harassment shouldn't be allowed.

157yolana
Set 21, 2022, 8:23 pm

Does anyone why this account was suspened? https://www.librarything.com/profile/planes19
They seemed like a young teen who had the misfortune of having their thread hijacked by one of our more contrarian members. https://www.librarything.com/topic/344261#unread

158norabelle414
Set 21, 2022, 9:37 pm

>157 yolana: It's probably not for anything they did in that thread, but they have been directed to email Kristi to sort things out: https://www.librarything.com/topic/344295

159norabelle414
Set 21, 2022, 11:51 pm

Not sure what's going on here (though obviously related to the earlier issues):
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344517
https://www.librarything.com/topic/344521

160gilroy
Set 22, 2022, 6:56 am

>159 norabelle414: Oh please PLEASE tell me it's time for an IP block...

161gilroy
Set 22, 2022, 6:58 am

https://www.librarything.com/topic/344528
Author spam. Been here since 2011 so should know better.

162Cecrow
Set 22, 2022, 7:27 am

>158 norabelle414:, could it be age related? I've seen some accounts flagged before for being underaged. He/she might have revealed their age in a post, or someone made an assumption.

163MarthaJeanne
Set 22, 2022, 11:26 am

Punblisher spam I guess. https://www.librarything.com/profile/mysterymax

Should know better than to advertise a book even in context of a book conference stand.

164Stinkymna45.0
Set 22, 2022, 11:31 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

165Stinkymna46.0
Set 22, 2022, 11:37 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

166Stinkymna46.0
Set 22, 2022, 11:37 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

167amanda4242
Set 22, 2022, 11:51 am

168gilroy
Set 22, 2022, 11:51 am

I see I don't need to say ... they're back
https://www.librarything.com/profile/Stinkymna47.0

169Pulledpork567
Set 22, 2022, 12:01 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

170Pulledpork567
Set 22, 2022, 12:01 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

171norabelle414
Editado: Set 22, 2022, 12:04 pm

https://www.librarything.com/ngroups/23809/GEM
(ETA: gone now, but basically the spammer had created a whole group)

172Stinkymna48.0
Set 22, 2022, 12:07 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

173ksumnole1
Set 22, 2022, 12:07 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

174Stinkymna49.0
Set 22, 2022, 12:12 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

175norabelle414
Set 22, 2022, 12:13 pm

They're now sending me private messages

176coolman098
Set 22, 2022, 12:14 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

177coolman098
Set 22, 2022, 12:15 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

178Stinkymna50.0
Set 22, 2022, 12:20 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

179elonmusklover3
Set 22, 2022, 12:37 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

180Stinkymna51.0
Set 22, 2022, 12:57 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

181MarthaJeanne
Set 22, 2022, 1:15 pm

>163 MarthaJeanne: No, it is author spam. Sorry, somehow my edit didn't take. https://www.librarything.com/topic/344538#n7937117

182daviddavon
Set 22, 2022, 1:31 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

183Stinkymna54.0
Set 22, 2022, 2:32 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

184Stinkymna54.0
Set 22, 2022, 2:33 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

186Pulledpork789
Set 22, 2022, 3:39 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

187Pulledpork789
Set 22, 2022, 3:39 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

188Pulledpork789
Set 22, 2022, 3:39 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

189Pulledpork789
Set 22, 2022, 3:39 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

190gilroy
Set 23, 2022, 7:49 am

>185 norabelle414: The group had been killed, but now appears to be resurrected...

191norabelle414
Set 23, 2022, 7:59 am

>190 gilroy: They're two different groups, they have different numbers. The second one still needs more flags: https://www.librarything.com/ngroups/23811/GEM

193Stinkymna66.0
Set 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

194Stinkymna66.0
Set 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

195Stinkymna66.0
Set 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

196Stinkymna66.0
Set 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

197Stinkymna66.0
Set 23, 2022, 10:53 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

198MarthaJeanne
Set 23, 2022, 11:18 am

I wonder if this attacker is aware that there are a lot more of us to flag than of him to spam.

199gilroy
Set 23, 2022, 11:19 am

Suspect he's a bored teen who doesn't care

200MarthaJeanne
Set 23, 2022, 11:21 am

I would think that this would get very boring after a while.

201norabelle414
Set 23, 2022, 11:40 am

>198 MarthaJeanne: I think that's probably the whole appeal.

202yolana
Set 23, 2022, 11:58 am

But seriously, they must have something else to do with their time than to attend to spamming a bibliophilic cataloging site. If it is a bored teen then I pity them, my children’s lives were filled with many more interesting things to do at that age.

203aspirit
Set 23, 2022, 12:00 pm

>200 MarthaJeanne: No one does this could have high standards for entertainment (or for job satisfaction in the case of hostile cyber agents, which the timing has me thinking of).

Anyway, this harassment comes off as both lonely and very desperate.

2040511
Set 23, 2022, 12:04 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

205Stinkymna67.0
Set 23, 2022, 12:41 pm

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

206Cecrow
Set 23, 2022, 2:03 pm

The frustration is understandable, however we may be keeping this particular troll too well fed with acknowledgements. Best if we simply carry on with business.

207lorax
Set 23, 2022, 3:08 pm

Can I suggest starting a new spam reporting thread, so we can all block this one and move on?

2082wonderY
Set 23, 2022, 3:51 pm

>207 lorax: Don’t you think it’s a convenience that they come directly to our attention? Makes their stay briefer.

2102wonderY
Editado: Set 24, 2022, 9:57 am

211lilithcat
Set 24, 2022, 10:03 am

>210 2wonderY:

Sure looks like it.

214Nevov
Out 1, 2022, 3:26 am

This one seems mildly author spam, and has a couple flags already: https://www.librarything.com/topic/344812
Author: https://www.librarything.com/profile/MaddieJaneAuthor
I have not left any message in case it is permissible for the Welcome to LT group.

215gilroy
Out 1, 2022, 7:29 am

The post is gone. Did anyone else message them? So they know why?

216lilithcat
Editado: Out 1, 2022, 8:51 am

>214 Nevov:

What did it say?

If it was promoting her book, then, no, it is NOT permissible in the Welcome to LT group.

Also, for future reference: if you are not certain whether something is spam, you can post in this thread: https://www.librarything.com/topic/338510 to discuss it.

217Nevov
Out 1, 2022, 3:32 pm

>216 lilithcat:
>What did it say?

It was along the lines of them introducing themselves, mentioning their book, and a giveaway they are planning to hold. No links just plain text, IIRC.

218lilithcat
Out 1, 2022, 3:54 pm

>217 Nevov:

That's author spam. The presence or absence of links is not dispositive. He's promoting his book in a place where that is not permitted.

Flagging the post was appropriate, but a message should have been left on his profile directing him to the "How Authors Can Use LibraryThing" page.

219Nevov
Out 1, 2022, 4:27 pm

>218 lilithcat:
Thanks, sending a message now.

2212wonderY
Out 8, 2022, 2:05 pm

223MarthaJeanne
Editado: Out 15, 2022, 10:05 am

225aspirit
Out 18, 2022, 8:26 pm

226lilithcat
Out 18, 2022, 11:27 pm

>225 aspirit:

So? That first thread is "Teens Talk About Anything", and if we flagged every post that was off-topic, we'd be doing nothing else!

227aspirit
Editado: Out 19, 2022, 11:56 am

>226 lilithcat: That looks like talking to you?

The links are lies, political and religious promotion (currently but loosely associated offsite with attacks on the media and members the group is for) misrepresented as links to legitimate anime sites.

One is gone and the other is no longer directly linked out in the open. So other people agreed those posts weren't merely off topic.

228norabelle414
Out 19, 2022, 12:11 pm

>227 aspirit: There's not really anything we can do. We're just normal users with normal powers, all this thread does is draw attention to things that need to be flagged to make sure they get enough flags to be hidden.

As the group admin, you can "remove" those messages. You can also ban a member from the group. We can't do that.

If you think the user should be removed from LibraryThing as a whole (i.e. have their profile flagged as spam), you can make that argument but that's a much higher bar to clear. I would recommend banning them from the group (maybe with a warning first, that's up to you)

229aspirit
Out 19, 2022, 2:43 pm

>228 norabelle414: I was asking for flags.

Thank you to the Spam Fighters who responded normally.

230norabelle414
Out 19, 2022, 3:13 pm

>229 aspirit: Yes, but you're the group admin, you can just "remove" messages without them needing any flags.

231MarthaJeanne
Out 19, 2022, 3:26 pm

One of those messages has since been deleted by the member. I suspect that the sight of several flags is more of a deterrent than just having the message disappear.

232gilroy
Out 24, 2022, 2:50 pm

236lilithcat
Out 28, 2022, 6:47 pm

>235 2wonderY:

Something's up. I flagged that one earlier today, and usually when I do they disappear pretty quickly. This shouldn't still be hanging around.

237rodneyvc
Out 28, 2022, 7:10 pm

>236 lilithcat: Agreed - I've zapped it too, but it hasn't gone.

238FAMeulstee
Out 28, 2022, 7:12 pm

>237 rodneyvc: Only recent members go quickly, this one is a member since 2020.

239gilroy
Out 28, 2022, 8:41 pm

>236 lilithcat: Are they appealing and coming back?

240lilithcat
Out 28, 2022, 9:46 pm

>239 gilroy:

No idea. It's odd they'd wait so long to put up an image.

Nevertheless, it's clearly spam.

"Fast private instant loans at TCADVISORS only need ID card and photo household registration book. Quick loan with money in 30 minutes, no home appraisal, no mortgage."

241gilroy
Out 29, 2022, 7:56 am

>240 lilithcat: never fear, already flagged from my end

242karenb
Out 29, 2022, 11:18 am

flagged, and they're still there. weird.

2432wonderY
Out 29, 2022, 11:31 am

>242 karenb: I’ve just messaged Kristi.

2442wonderY
Out 31, 2022, 8:39 am

>235 2wonderY: Gone, with assistance from staff.

2472wonderY
Editado: Nov 5, 2022, 4:34 pm

248gilroy
Nov 9, 2022, 1:51 pm

Our buddy has circumvented his block, it seems:
https://www.librarything.com/profile/coolman090

Gone before I finish posting.

2512wonderY
Nov 18, 2022, 4:44 pm

All except the first one are spam profiles and need flagged. 85 of them.

https://www.librarything.com/search.php?search=Clean&searchtype=members&...

I’ve been having happy hunting just searching key words, but my eyes have given out.

252lilithcat
Nov 18, 2022, 5:06 pm

>251 2wonderY:

The second, CleanClothesCampaign, also seems fine.

2532wonderY
Nov 18, 2022, 5:17 pm

254karenb
Nov 19, 2022, 4:14 am

>251 2wonderY: "I’ve been having happy hunting just searching key words, but my eyes have given out."

Welcome to my world. Breaks are important.

257karenb
Nov 21, 2022, 5:06 am

>256 2wonderY:

Organized by book count, the top 3 seem to be actual libraries.

Most of the others are unconfirmed accounts, so we have nothing to do. Does this match with what you were posting?

2582wonderY
Nov 21, 2022, 6:31 am

>257 karenb: with the changes to Profile page, I had this exchange with staff about flagging unconfirmed accounts:

https://www.librarything.com/topic/342464#7868020

2592wonderY
Editado: Nov 23, 2022, 8:26 am

I flagged this a couple of hours ago. Needs another flag?

https://www.librarything.com/pic/9509925

https://www.librarything.com/profile/nottyboy

260lilithcat
Nov 23, 2022, 8:55 am

261jasbro
Nov 23, 2022, 5:25 pm

>1 lilithcat: Should we continue to another thread?

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

262lilithcat
Nov 23, 2022, 5:30 pm

Este tópico foi continuado por Spam reporting thread #77.