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[closed] Spam In WordPress Ideas Sections (13 posts)

  1. Gestroud
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know the moderators are already overworked here, but I'm hoping someone might be able to remove some of the spam in the Ideas sections, particularly

    Movie Login :Why don't you offer Free Trial like NETFLIX? - http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/movie-login-why-dont-you-offer-free-trial-like-netflix

    Is Dubai the heart of Arabia - a debatable topic - http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/is-dubai-the-heart-of-arabia-a-debatable-topic

    Professional Proofreading and Editing - http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/professional-proofreading-and-editing

    Spellchecker that works - http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/spellchecker-that-works

    The first two are the most egregious. The Netflix post goes on for two pages. The Dubai poster is a chronic spammer and should probably be banned.

    I've already flagged them with the "modlook" tag, but I know there are only a few moderators on WP and they don't always have the time to take care of all of the spam that appears.

    Thanks!

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks for the pointer, should be a little better now.

  3. Paul Gailey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @mrmist can you also ban theme directoy spam listings such as this: http://wordpress.org/extend/ themes / iva

    or can you guide me whom i contact?

    thanks!

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why? I can't see any issues on that page.

  5. Paul Gailey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    because the "theme homepage" is just gaming a link to a financial product and the site is a financial comparison site. It's just spammy WordPress exploitation for anchor rich text.

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not sure how that got past the theme review team. I'll flag it up for their attention immediately. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My bad. That theme was added to the repo before the review team took over. Message still sent to the team.

  8. Gestroud
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The poster from Bright Sun Travel is back again posting the same spam about Dubai.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/dubai-is-the-perfect-place-for-honeymoon

  9. Gestroud
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  10. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Deleted, and will try to get something done about the user.

  11. Paul Gailey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I noticed the offending link I mentioned still is active, can esmi shed any light on progress of removal?

  12. The mods here don't have mod access on ideas, so Esmi (like the rest of us) had to pass this up a level :/ We've reported it, and now we wait.

  13. Popping it back open.

    Okay. IF you see spam, anywhere, on this site, flag it with the tag 'modlook' and we will do what we can :)

    The permissions on the forums are different for users as well as mods, so there will always be a delay. Sorry about that.

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