Spam or overzealous author?

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Spam or overzealous author?

1lemontwist
Set 4, 2022, 9:19 am

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

I'm leaning toward overzealous author. When I went to flag the profile it said to "e-mail" about overzealous authors, but this being LT of course gave no e-mail address to contact. What do?

2norabelle414
Set 4, 2022, 9:28 am

>1 lemontwist: What have they done that is spam? All I see is that they have added their own book to their catalog, which is not against the TOS, and they have put a lot of junk in the review fields for several books, which is also not against the TOS.

3MarthaJeanne
Set 4, 2022, 9:39 am

Not spam. Not an overzealous author. Just a lot of garbage.

4anglemark
Set 4, 2022, 10:49 am

>1 lemontwist: There's also a standing thread for this sort of question, by the way: https://www.librarything.com/topic/338510

5lemontwist
Set 4, 2022, 11:10 am

>2 norabelle414: and >3 MarthaJeanne: thanks for the clarification. It's been a long time since I've done spam flagging so I appreciate your insight.

>4 anglemark: Thanks.

6jjwilson61
Set 4, 2022, 1:51 pm

Also the email addresses are behind the Contact link at the bottom of every page

7norabelle414
Set 4, 2022, 6:16 pm

Looking a little further it does seem that the user has tried (but failed) to add links to their own books on Amazon to reviews of all the other books in their account so I do think I'm going to flag those reviews

8karenb
Set 4, 2022, 6:58 pm

9lemontwist
Set 5, 2022, 7:58 am

>7 norabelle414: The author also uploaded self-promotiony covers for his books which I also flagged.