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[Unity Answers] Spam messages

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by Hellium, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Hellium

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    Hello,

    I didn't know where to post this since it is related to Unity Answers and Unity ID.

    Everyday, numerous spam messages are posted by new users on Unity Answers. Moderators with enough privileges (including me) delete those messages and suspend the poster's account. This has lasted for the past 2 or 3 months and it starts to be very annoying.

    I don't know if the posters are bots or real people, but I guess the way to sign up to Unity ID is "too easy".

    You will find below a list of users of Unity Answers that I have suspended in the past few days. If you have enough karma, you should be able to see the posted messages on their activity feed.

    I also saw this thread on the forum which is very similar to the messages I am talking about.
     
  2. Antypodish

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    Or simply finally archive Answers.

    I see such thread ever few days and reporting when spotted.

    Seams spam does good job, exactly what suppose to do :p
     
  3. dan_wipf

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  4. Buhlaine

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    Hey @Hellium, thanks for reaching out and thank you for helping us remove the spam. At the moment I'm your best bet in terms of getting help with Answers. I can't see the forum post you've linked in your message.

    The users banned are helpful, I've gone through and updated some of our spam filter to hopefully help out.
     
  5. Hellium

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    Thanks a lot Buhlaine, I was a little desperate about the fact no Unity staff was present on Unity Answers. Glad you have the control over Unity Answers and you were able to update the spam filters.

    I can't see it anymore, maybe, one of your colleague have removed it.
     
  6. Antypodish

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    It was generic one with few liner post, with 2 exactly same poll options, containing url reference to some website.
     
  7. Buhlaine

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    I'll keep an eye on it, I'm curious to see if me tightening up rules on new accounts helps out at all. I'll be in the mods area of Answers to peek at it.

    Ah, it was spam. I misinterpreted it as a similar post talking about Answers.
     
  8. Antypodish

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    I think you were right, from what I understood. But never the less, it was Unity common this day spam, with fairly consistent format.