Spammer in the Forums

Case number:699969-2010486
Topic:General
Opened by:BootsMcGraw
Status:Closed
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Friday, October 2, 2020 - 17:48
Last modified:Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:51

Howdy. Check out member "Matthew Scarlett", who joined minutes ago, hasn't played, but has already spammed the forums multiple times. Looking at the time stamps, "he" used a bot to do this.

Please nuke the offender and delete "his" posts.

Thanks on behalf of the real players.

(Fri, 10/02/2020 - 17:48  |  7 comments)


jeff101's picture
User offline. Last seen 2 hours 4 min ago. Offline
Joined: 04/20/2012
Groups: Go Science

More spam:

https://fold.it/portal/node/2010419#comment-42964

edit (moderator): thanks jeff. This post will be deleted since the comment 42964 has been removed in the mean time.

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

Jeff,
Amazing, since this spam has been removed, your link goes to a non spam post ;)

agcohn821's picture
User offline. Last seen 19 hours 48 min ago. Offline
Joined: 11/05/2019
Groups: Foldit Staff

Thank you!

Hey! Thank you both for bringing this to our attention! Looks like it should be all set now. Also, always feel free to just message me on discord or the website if that's easier for you!

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

Hello,

It looks like I'm a moderator for the forum (and feedbacks) replies: I can delete such spams if they reply to a comment.

But I cannot delete the new forum posts.

I Wonder: are there some moderators to delete new forum posts ? (or is it enough if we PM to you) ?

Moderators situated on another timezone could help deleting some spams when US is sleeping ;)

agcohn821's picture
User offline. Last seen 19 hours 48 min ago. Offline
Joined: 11/05/2019
Groups: Foldit Staff

Hey Bruno!

Thank you for that question. Hmmm, not exactly sure what your permissions are but, if you're on discord, just send me a message there or you can just send me a message on the website and I'll take care of it. It'd be great if you could send me the post as well as the profile. Thank you!

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

LoiciOiling explained me in the PM how to do.
(it's thus possile for moderators to delete spamming comments AND/OR spamming starting posts)

For deleting spamming users, messages to you will be used.
(I don't remember if there is a "signaling" tool for pple who don't know you).

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science
Status: Open » Closed

This case has been solved

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