Spammy Batch File

Here is the code for a spammy batch file. @echo off echo This batch file is made possible by the divine blessing of Monty Python! pause>nul echo Spam Spam Spam Spam echo Spam Spam! A: echo Lovely Spam! echo Beautiful Span! echo Lovely Spam! echo Beautiful Spam! goto a

Posted by dla888 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

If its yours, is it spam?

If you "spam" your own work, is it still spam?

Posted by The Ideanator 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

More Spam

Here is the link to a spam post and a spam user account. me what you think. Is it spam? Or is it legit?

Posted by dla888 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Spam Don;t Click

Https:// This is Spam after click given link my pc get infected please remove that group

Posted by pea83liquor 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Spam is becoming annoying... please do something about it.

Spam is becoming annoying... please do something about it.  I would suggest that when someone's post is marked (and verified) as being SPAM, that you send a warning.  On the 2nd spamming event the account should be disabled.  At present about 10% of posts are spam, this will become worse unless you crack down on it.  Thank you.

Posted by carlos66ba 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Possible spamming accounts

I found these two accounts very similar: Member1 and Member2. And both are advertising Viagra and selling drugs.

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

newpower99 == spam?

newpower99 has a pretty interesting Instructable that he appears to want us all to know about. But I don't. Suggestions?

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Subtle SPAM?

I have found a member of Instructables that makes positive comments on many different projects but the link at the bottom of the person's comment takes us to different businesses. I suspect that it is a form of SPAM. Would someone please investigate?

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Spam is getting too much

I usually flag the upcoming spam as I find it but for the last few days the numbers of foreign spam is increasing on a daily base. You can't really tell which onces you already flagged and I can't be bothered with them anymore. There was talk about filters in regards to asian languages, seems someone forgot to install them....

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Serious SPAM issue

You've got a serious spammer or bot problem going on right now. There's a rediculous amount of posts featuring scantily clad asian women since last night.

Posted by Veluthurk 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

need a delete button for spam

I have two spam comments from this user: i've flagged both but nothing has been done. i think authors should have the ability to flag comments and delete them on their own pages.

Posted by kylemcdonald 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

"How to convert" spam

There's been a huge increase in spam in the past few days....mostly by dalacjack but some by others with permutations of the's all "how to convert" such and such....and they've all got links in the post that actually point to various mortgage sites etc....i've flagged them all...but i think the guy's account needs to be revoked

Posted by crapflinger 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Fight the spam

Ok the spam in the Q&A section is out of hand. Almost to the point of being a denial of service attack. So much so there is no way to keep up with trying to report it. Be nice if we could report a user directly. Alternatly it would be nice to see restrictions implemented for new users. Such that they can only post a limited number of threads per day.

Posted by mpilchfamily 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


I have a problem with spam i have been recieving. i have been getting mail from somebody who has managed to give it MY address, and it has no actual unsubscribe link. this is illegal in many ways and is an irritation to me and probably any other person who has this problem. please advise on how i should try to fix this problem.

Asked by mettaurlover 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


So I am not sure why we have to flag each post that is OBVIOUSLY a spam. A picture of a woman in a TIGHT pair of what can only barely be called pants or a Korean soccer team. And non English characters in the title would seem to be the only things needed to look for to get a spam flag. A spider could be written that would automatically kill any and all posts like that. Or put them in a flag folder that could be reviewed by a member of the staff. I have been a paying member of instructables for many years now and this spam thing could be the thing that makes be not come back. I do how you folks get a handle on it before it ruins the site.

Posted by apburner 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Ending SPAM on instructables

It is becoming unbearable and making instructables NSFW.  Every day there are dozens of scantly dressed asian women shown with some cryptic text below.  These are clearly not instructables, and it becomes embarrassing to open the site when others are around. Suggestions:  1) Ban users that post two or more SPAM. 2) Do not allow postings from users that are less than 1 week old (e.g., today there are 6 new SPAMS from a user that joined today). I love instructables, but it has become too annoying to use anymore.  Some measures must be taken.

Posted by carlos66ba 4 years ago

How do you report spam?

I've noticed at least one user posting bogus Instructables such as recently.  (I'm pretty sure I know how to contact a U-Haul rental store.)  What's the process for reporting similarly objectionable unsolicited commercial content?

Posted by pbruns 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


I wonder why Instructables is not using some basic spam filters to prevent these idiotic bots from posting? At least a simple language check to lock out the worst ones would be great. If during writing and posting the system notices most of the text is not in english than it will be filtered so a mod can check it. Can't be too hard, can it? Don't know about others but I don't really like those spammers and prefer to have them running at locked doors.

Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

How do I report a user that is posting spam \ inappropriate instructables that are not instrutables?

This user: is posting inappropriate content. They show up in my RSS feed and I do find them quite distracting and offensive. How do I get this user banned?

Asked by Andrev2 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

hello kangkang

Hello! what are you doing now

Posted by longnickficar1985 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Some higher members here might have noticed that I flag quite a bit of spam on a daily base. By doing so I noticed that almost all of them register and start spamming. Isn't it possible to block the first posting of a new user until someone actually checked it? In other forums this is standard procedure and ensures that basically everything the filters miss won't clutter the forum. It might be a slight delay for those genuine new users seeking help but IMHO it is well worth it....

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Happy Birthday, Spam!

It's quite appropriate, given the recent spate of spam threads, to find out that this weekend is the thirtieth anniversary of the first spam email:The first recognisable e-mail marketing message was sent on 3 May, 1978 to 400 people on behalf of DEC - a now-defunct computer-maker.The message was sent via Arpanet - the internet's forerunner - and won its sender much criticism from recipients..........The sender of the first junk e-mail message was Gary Thuerk and it was sent to advertise new additions to DEC's family of System-20 minicomputers.It invited the recipients, all of whom were on Arpanet and lived on the west coast of the US, to go to one of two presentations showing off the capabilities of the System-20.Reaction to the message was swift, with complaints reportedly coming from the US Defense Communications Agency, which oversaw Arpanet, and took Mr Thuerk's boss to task about it. So, how do you plan to celebrate?BBC storyAnother article, including the actual message

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

How do I get rid of advertising people post as comments to my instructable?

I have an instructable about domes, someone's comment is basicly just a link to advertising about something unrelated. I don't see a delete option to remove the comment.  (Did I miss it?) How do I remove/report spam comments to my item?

Posted by nahaj 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

HandMade Wooden Pen

Selling This Handmade Wooden Pen it is a Wall Street 3 Cocobola Wooden Pen for $25.00 (Can pay by PalPal)

Posted by WallaceGavin 5 years ago

Anyone else get spammed this morning?

I had to wake up to this flattering and grammatically incorrect message this morning from "loversday": "How are you doing over dear i hope you are having nice time over dear, Well my name is Shulamighty Sane Thieck am 24yrs old, Am nice looking, pretty, sexy and social,Am in search of somone who understands Love as trust and faith rather seeing it as a way of fun but a matured person with good scence of humor. well i came across your profile at the Site then after reading your profile i derive interest on you, i believe i can rull my world together with you,please also have in mind that the distance dont matter what matter's is love beleive me,please awaiting to hear from you so i can send my pic to you for further introductions, kisses with love Shula Sane." Sigh... when will the spam end?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

advertizing within boarders of my page

What's with the advertising all around the boarders of Instructables? Didn't used to happen-bugs me :0(

Posted by porcupinemamma 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Grippy Textured Road

Certain spots seem more problematic in snow  n ice.  Particularly hills, intersections...  What if the pavement was textured for traction in those places?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

lcd displays business zone. connect the suppliers to the buyers

How is the international markets of lcd displays?  anyone who knows about that? pls give your opinions and comments here.

Posted by hollyno 5 years ago

my minecraft server

My ip is getting diamonds is very easy on this server.  still in development stage. ops will occasionally give away free stuff if you dont beg we wil have 4 ops. no more no less.

Posted by chungie1010 5 years ago

Miss Monica

Hello, How many people have been approached by Miss Monica through the Instructables' comments section ? hello My name is miss monica I am interested in your friendship  . . ..   I am waiting for your mail Remember the distance or color does not matter, but love matter a lot in life . . . etc. She seems like a polite and delightful young lady: however I didn't dare go onto her website. FOH

Posted by FriendOfHumanity 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

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Posted by awaisafzal987 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

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Posted by cadyantram 4 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

post spam

I have 494 comments on April 10, 2010 EST spam here to be my 500th commenter

Posted by cj81499 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

The truth about email spam: opinions wanted.

The link that follows is to an article and discussion on email SPAM. Spam email would not be nearly as beneficial to spammers if they had to send their own email, the reason it is cost effective is that spammers aren't really doing the spamming.Any comment on it ?The truth about email spam

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Recent spate of SPAM

. See for more info.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Another spamming account, this one generating comments


Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Do Not Comment On Spam Instructables/Forum Topics

If anyone remembers the cell phone selling spam topics, then you probably know to not leave comments on those pages as that sends the topic to the top of the forum list.Example

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

julietcool is spamming for "contacts"

I have reported the two PM's I got, and blocked the person.  Has anyone else gotten pm's from julietcool?    

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How do i spam, report or ban someone? Answered

A certain person called me the "stupidest person on the earth" and i think that is offensive.

Asked by NYPA 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Massive Spam Attack

I'm sure you've probably noticed or been informed but in case it slipped by there was a MASSIVE (~1000 posts) spam attack on the Answers forum. There's no way every post is going to get flagged so consider this a batch flagging. Are there any security concerns related to this? There's always been spam on that forum but this doesn't seem like it could have been accomplished manually.

Posted by bwrussell 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Spam flagging not working or reporting to mods

Apparently, the moderators aren't being notified of spamming 'instructables' when the users flag them due to some bug. As I type this, there are two obvious spam instructables that have been flagged by several members and are still there 4 days later. These are:

Posted by Hoopajoo 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Spam Threads

There are a load of spam threads starting, especially for websites selling sporting stuff. Please do not reply to them, just flag them for review then let them fade away down the list of threads. If you want to make a comment, PM the "member" who started the thread.

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Can't flag comments as spam?

I tried flagging this user's comment as spam Such as the one found here: But I get a javascript error: "Uncaught ReferenceError: feedBack is not defined" in Using Chrome browser on Windows 7. That's obviously a comment-spam-only account, so look at both of the comments.  The LED Throwie thread has got several spam comments.

Posted by Kozz 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

Posted by NeuroPulse 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Any way to delete the spam (Korean women pictures) that has shown up in the forums?

Note to moderators:  In case you haven't noticed, there has been a flood of spam in the form of very suggestive pictures of Korean women that has been posted across most, if not all, groups.  It might be a good idea to remove this, if at all possible.

Posted by myklhn 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Does Instructables know whether COMCAST.NET has blacklisted Instructables emails as spam? I have stopped getting any communications from Instructables. COMCAST reps can't find out who is on the blacklist, but they tell me to have Instructables ask COMCAST to be taken off the blacklist. (Comcast must have once blacklisted Kafka and he tried to get off the list.)

Posted by mcarpeneto 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

BOLO: nidiron (SPAMmer)

Https:// Three SPAMs as of this post and he even created a Group called midiron.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Instructables Newsletter wrongly rated as SPAM caused by SORBS listing

The newsletter sender is listed on the SORBS anti SPAM list and therefore gets rated as spam. An excerpt from the mail header: The Newsletter sender is listed on the SORBS List: X-HE-Spam-Level: +++++ X-HE-Spam-Score: 5.6 X-HE-Spam-Report: Content analysis details:   (5.6 points)   pts rule name              description ---- ---------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE     RBL: Sender listed at, no                              trust                              [ listed in]   2.5 RCVD_IN_SORBS_HTTP     RBL: SORBS: sender is open HTTP proxy server                              [ listed in]   0.8 HTML_IMAGE_RATIO_02    BODY: HTML has a low ratio of text to image area   0.1 HTML_MESSAGE           BODY: HTML included in message   1.5 GENERIC_IXHASH         BODY: iXhash found in   0.7 MIME_HTML_ONLY         BODY: Message only has text/html MIME parts -0.1 DKIM_VALID             Message has at least one valid DKIM or DK signature   0.1 DKIM_SIGNED            Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not necessarily valid X-SPAM-FLAG: Yes X-HE-SPF: PASSED

Posted by teggen 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

I started getting spammed after I joined Instructables...

Hi there, Can anyone technical tell me whether instructables has given my email address to anyone? I have had my email address for 2 years and only started getting spam after I joined instructables. I know it might be a coincidence - I just wanted to ask. Thanks, Bonnie

Posted by griffibo 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

When is spam not spam?

This morning when I opened Instructables to the Workshop page I found that out of the 30 'ibles displayed in "Recent" no less than FIFTEEN of them were from Popular Mechanics; now popular mechanics is a really good magazine in fact I used to buy it regularly but no matter how good it may be it isn't a person it's a business & everyone of the "'ibles" contains links to it's web site. While all the articles which have been taken from the pages of the magazine & published as 'ibles are well written & informative they are also a blatant advert for both the site & the magazine & as such in my eyes at least are spam, I know that there have been a few 'ibles published by Pop Mech in the past but I really feel that fifteen or more all at once is extracting the urine just a bit when it comes to copping for a bit of free advertising. Any constructive comments folks?

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago