Spam reporting thread #46
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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.
-- 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
-- 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: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Spam#Procedures_for_flagging_and_repo....
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.)
Please do NOT flag the profile. I've already left a note.
ETA: The other one is not visible in Book Talk (but still persists, rather than having been tombstoned), but I see that this one is in both places. Odd. Very.
ETA: Yikes, that was fast guys! Gone!
bamwar is back again. it was really bad about a year ago
Well, that one didn't stick around long!
Just look at the ones that did get caught by the algorithm! It's been bad today, but it could have been a lot worse!
Profile is gone already?
Now it's Chinese bot.
They don't think it's okay, they think it will get through for long enough to either get seen by people or by Google and get some LT googlejuice.
a reputed online gift store http://www.librarything.com/profile/Rosedaygifts
I was playing around with searching Common Knowledge and that list came up. It's a list of links to online movie streaming. Unless I'm missing something, there's no way to flag a list. The creator's account appears to be abandoned.
(For my own sake, saving the link to your post:
(Maybe not exactly a bot. The comment at the bottom says "Sorry, only one I'll post". Man, you cannot make this stuff up.)
ETA: Glad I saved the goofy comment. Everything is already gone.
Note left as comment on profile. Please do NOT flag the profile.
Those are gone. replaced by 15
and they're gone!
I just left her a link on her profile to "How Authors Can Use LibraryThing".
Do NOT flag http://www.librarything.com/profile/NicciRaeAuthor1
I have combined the two author pages.
Life is too short for such things, though.
I do admit that things are so speedy now that I'm shocked when it isn't, and it's pretty likely that the member profile was taken care of.
It just makes it easier to post it.
I usually keep multiple tabs open until I have the whole thing up.