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Comment spam abuse Answered

Can someone please do something about this guy:
https://www.instructables.com/member/receiver545/

He is spamming other instructables to try and get people to look at his.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

On the subject of spamming, I have a new tactic to deal with the occasional spam thread, such as this one.

In addition to not replying (letting it slide down the list) and flagging it, I've started PMing the perpetrator with a friendly welcome message, pointing out that the site welcomes adverts, just please use this link ( https://www.instructables.com/advertise/ ) to do it.

Either the prospect of a bill will send them running, or the site will get more income. Either way, it's a winner.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

Are there any more of you available? I'll take another 100 Kitemans.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Sorry, I'm a one-off, but I'm happy to help when I can.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

The "this one" link of yours got deleted. I suppose it's a good thing.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

It was another advert from Chinese mass-manufacturers.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

13 years ago

spam. spam.. spam... If only you could eat it. ;)

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

I was hoping someone could do that. I can tell it's the Monty Python sketch without even clicking play ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

:-)

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

13 years ago

Done. I deleted the spam messages and sent him a message.

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

While we're on the subject...
Could you let people say why they're flagging something? It could be something not completely obvious.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I've thought about the same thing, but came to the conclusion that this is one of those "If it ain't obvious, it ain't a valid complaint" things.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

13 years ago

Flag him and don't worry about it ;) Stuff like this just makes the admin's job that much more difficult :p

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

What is funny with this one, it's that he puts his own instructables into his fav list ............

=o)

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

Maybe it is so his friends can get to them easier? I put a few of my iBles in my faves, but I don't particularly favoritize them over others.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

oups ... sorry ... =o)

Well, that was the first time I see that, so I was "perplex" .......

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, I wasn't offended - just stating my opinion.

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

I'd said just flag them and wait, or else you could PM a staff member directly. It's sad that people resort to spamming, isn't it?