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Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by rubenwardy » Post

In order to escape detection, a spammer is taking posts from Reddit and posting them here. After a day, they then edit in spam links to their signature. Because these posts are taken from Reddit, they are very believable

Here are some examples:


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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by Mineminer » Post

rubenwardy wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 13:38
In order to escape detection, a spammer is taking posts from Reddit and posting them here. After a day, they then edit in spam links to their signature. Because these posts are taken from Reddit, they are very believable

Here are some examples:

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Thanks you for advising us, means a lot that you cared to do that for us and letting us become aware of such. :)

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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by Krock » Post

This dude on the other side surely got way too much free time. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by Mineminer » Post

Krock wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 14:15
This dude on the other side surely got way too much free time. Thanks for the information.

There's nothing wrong with free time, but the way he is "entertaining himself" sure isn't acceptable and frustrate everyone around himself. :(

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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by eyekay » Post

It may not be related, but for some weeks now new accounts pop up here and there and make the same post on 'Wanna Discuss Something', asking the forum rules. I answered it once, but then the same post has come up from different accounts many times now. The accounts make the post as soon as they sign up.

Is there a feature to report spam in the forums? The report feature does not have an option for spam.
Somewhat off topic: are there any dedicated forum moderators or do the core devs do that as well?
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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by Wuzzy » Post

I just come here to appreciate the (evil) genius behind this strategy. :D
I have not seen anybody doing this spamming strategy before.
But it's so obvious now, I'm almost shocked this was not tried before. xD

Anyway, yes, you can report spam. Click on the exclamation mark icon. I usually select “off-topic” when reporting spam. Because that's what spam is, after all.
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Re: Warning: clever spammer is copying posts from Reddit

by eyekay » Post

Wuzzy wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 18:25
Anyway, yes, you can report spam. Click on the exclamation mark icon. I usually select “off-topic” when reporting spam. Because that's what spam is, after all.
Oh I know about that, and (unfortunately find the need to) frequently use it. I was taking about a specific 'spam' selection
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