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Hi,

I just saw on this page https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=RECENT that the last 600 posts are in Korean and speak about "Casino" or whatever...

I don't know if you have noticed it so I'm just telling you.

Best regards

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Kiteman2 years ago

Do as I have done, and email service@instructables.com. The response will be laggardly because of weekends and time-zones.

Unfortunately, because the system doesn't let us open forum topics in a non-Latin alphabet, I can't flag them instantly away as I can other spam.

He was dumb enough to post some "Instructables" as well, which I flagged. :)

But I really think the easiest way would be to prevent all postings in non-latin and for freshly registered users to put all postings containing a link into a moderation line.

I know, I am constantly nagging, but judging by the progress of other problems I get the feeling we need more staff members with time and knowledge of the system.

For example, with me in AU, I see that most of the spam happens during the times when the western world is sleeping as it increases the chance of the spam being listed longer before it is killed.

For an international site it does make sense to have active admins / moderators from more countries than just the US to take care of the problems caused by time zones.

Still IMHO prevention and a better security system works better than fixing once it happened ;)

A lot of those with instant spam-killing powers are outside the US, so normal spam rarely lasts more than a few minutes on the forums (there's a gap in the coverage in the hours before GMT).

There are two problems that get in the way of quick kills; the system only lets admins open non-Latin postings, so Korean etc stuff stays on the forums until California wakes up, and there's an hour or two after midnight PST when the forums are laggy, and spam-flagging doesn't "take". The development team know about both issues, and (one presumes) are working on fixing them.

71 forum topics so far, let's see if HyunS reaches the 100....

I just hope he is not injecting malicious code as well...

I reported what I could posted by

https://www.instructables.com/member/HyunS/

for a few hours but he just keeps posting.
Would love to ban him but can't :(

Also seems that today / tonight noone is online that could quickly take care of the problem.

Looks like they are back again grrrr!

JM19992 years ago

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You should email service@instructables.com in the future for things like this :)

OK, will do.

The spam is still up just to let you know.

Just flag everything you see, we are taking care of it as fast as we can! Thanks for keeping an eye out!

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