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 Public Service Announcement:

If you're a Russian spambot, or even a real Russian person who doesn't post in English, please don't add me!

I'm sure you're not reading this, but let me just say that I hate being added by people just for the sake of populating their friends lists. 


Date: 2010-11-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahah, I just had two spambots adding me fifteen minutes ago, GO AWAY!

Date: 2010-11-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
probably the same ones that added me, I'm at 3 in the past two days already! Bastards!

Date: 2010-11-14 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you can always ban them and list them as spam

Date: 2010-11-14 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I've banned some of them before but it seems ineffective since new ones keeps popping up. How do I report them as spam?

Date: 2010-11-14 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hmm, i thought there was a way to do it on their profile page, but i guess not. i know that you can delete any comments they make and when you are deleting it asks if you want to list them as spam there.

Date: 2010-11-14 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, thankfully they haven't ever commented on anything yet. But if it ever escalates to spam comments I'll definitely report them!

Date: 2010-11-14 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, I went and checked my Manage Friends, and so far every one on it I know to be human. I suppose I am too scary for the Russian spambots.

Date: 2010-11-14 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha, I'm not sure if it's some interest I have listed or someone I'm actually friends who they keep trolling.
These guys just added me this week
I, of course, don't have the foggiest idea what they're even posting about. I keep trying to figure out their motivation for adding people and I suppose there's some sort of ad revenue tied to it somehow.

Date: 2010-11-14 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's really weird. The Feufre one gives two business articles - one on low-yield oil wells and one on purchasing islands. The Sesht one talks about marriage and family advice (rather conservative) like ten clues your husband might be cheating on you. Neither of them have anything in their user info.

Possibly they went and befriended everyone who listed public policy-like things as an interest, to see if any of them post blog entries they can steal material from. That's the only idea I have. I believe your entire journal is f-locked, so you are unlikely to give them material.

You can report them as spam and let whoever are our current LJ overlords deal with them.

Date: 2010-11-14 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I rarely if ever make public posts, so I'm not too worried about the practical implications. But it is pretty bizarre. It reminds me of those Associated Content blogs where people are paid to write blog posts, but I don't really see what's generating any revenue here.

Date: 2010-11-14 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dude, the same thing happens to me.

Date: 2010-11-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ really need to police that better! If someone adds 800 people in one day you'd think that should set off a red flag somewhere...

Date: 2010-11-14 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i feel like a reject NOT getting friended by spambots! :'(

Date: 2010-11-14 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Apparently I have a popular interests! You can always friend one of mine, if you're lucky the'll add you back! Although it would be pretty crushing to not get added back by a spambot....


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