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by jefF - Crazy Man with a Snake - ON A PLANE! (midnightmadness)
at January 14th, 2013 (03:50 pm)

Hey all,
I'm sure those of you that are left here have noticed that we've had an influx of Russian / Cyrillic spam posts in recent weeks. I've deleted and reported over 50 journal usernames as spam / spambots. While the posts end up gone eventually, it still doesn't prevent them from popping up on your friend's pages until I can get to them, as sometimes I don't get on LJ for a day or two.

I've been weighing options over the last couple weeks, and after deleting 8 posts today, I've decided to tighten up the restrictions here. Membership is now moderated (I have to approve all to join), and posting is also moderated (I have to approve all posts). After I'm relatively sure all the spambots have been weeded out here, I'll lift the moderated posting. Hopefully, this will eliminate all the problem posts here.

Although this community isn't particularly active anymore (like most of LJ, at least for english users), I didn't want to shut the community down just yet. Hopefully, at least it won't be a spambot eyesore on your friend's pages anymore.


Posted by: Cassandra Rising (cass_rising)
Posted at: January 14th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
by polecat

Thanks for that :)

Posted by: online_shopping (online_shopping)
Posted at: January 14th, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)

This is a Russian Mail is trying to raise its prestige in the network. They write all the community related to Ebay and Amazon. Sorry for their stupidity.

Posted by: No. 118 (essentialsaltes)
Posted at: January 14th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Pleases kitty

Thanks for taking some action!

Posted by: *~Janemarie~* (ferretsnax)
Posted at: October 6th, 2015 08:48 am (UTC)

You still around?

Posted by: jefF - Crazy Man with a Snake - ON A PLANE! (midnightmadness)
Posted at: October 7th, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: 2015
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I'm still here, though my LJ time these days is pretty much limited to about once or twice a week. (I generally only use LJ as a feed aggregator now and I typically only login to do community moderation / housekeeping).

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