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  • Resolved danieliser

    (@danieliser)


    The spam review can be found here http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/easy-modal, right at the top. The user was just created and only has that one post. There were no support requests or anything else associated with that user but the text of the review originally read

    It doesn't work and there's no documentation.
    
    Rather poor really....

    and now reads

    Pune escort agency/ 09000001931! escort in Pune??

    This one is obviously spam. Please remove it thanks.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    In the future please just tag the topic modlook.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Contacting_the_Moderators

    Creating a topic about spam posts can be a little counter productive.

    Thanks, will keep that in mind from now on. Should i just tag it here or tag the review itself also?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Ha! Review spam. I hate that. It’s a bug sort of and I can only fix it by deleting the review.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Thanks, will keep that in mind from now on. Should i just tag it here or tag the review itself also?

    Next time please click on the review and tag that review with modlook.

    You won’t see the spam that was deleted but moderators can and delete the review if necessary.

    How did they make it change like that? strange i thought. Marking this resolved. Shame the 1 star count didnt go down but at least nobody has to be subjected to that now when looking at the reviews.

    Thanks again.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    It would be appropriate to leave the review and replace all of the text with something like “[Spam redacted]“, so that people looking at reviews know that review can be ignored. The issue is with the way these forums work with reviews, people can edit their review whenever they want. So, they could just add their spam back in again.

    There is a very long to-do list of improvements to the WordPress.org website and for now moderators are taking the best action they can.

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