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Spam posts in community

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When I go to "All discussions" then "All content" in the community, I see 30 or so posts from someone called "joana wrsaetg", with foreign language characters in the title. Anybody else seeing these?

I guess they are spam, I'm not going to open them. Maybe someone (scottd@instructure.com, rcarney@instructure.com​?) can get them removed?

Thanks

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Update: scottd@instructure.com​ to the rescue. All the offending posts as well as the user account have been removed!

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s.j.watts@bham.ac.uk​, thanks for pointing this out. They're visible to everyone as far as I know. I've reported this to the Community Team for additional action.

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Yeah, that was definitely annoying!   I wish there was a way to "block" things like this in the community based on keywords. 

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Update: scottd@instructure.com​ to the rescue. All the offending posts as well as the user account have been removed!

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Thanks for the heads up, folks.  There were 50 threads in all, pointing back to an online casino.  Please let us know if you see any more of these - easy to clean up when we know about them.  Smiley Happy

Thanks scottd@instructure.com for sorting that out quickly. It's hard enough to keep up with all the genuine community posts without having to read about casinos as well!

with help from Google/translate no less!

Hey Mark! Long time no talk!

I was wondering... did you get a bunch of email notifications for each of the spam posts? How did you find out about it? The same way as s.j.watts@bham.ac.uk​?

Deactivated user​, I discovered it through the 30+ email notifications I received this morning.

Deactivated user​,  good to hear from you!

The spam was all waiting for me in my Jive inbox.  I have everything flow there rather than coming to my institutional e-mail.   Fortunately, I was able to filter by the person's name and then I went through and marked each one as read.  I have all my read e-mail hidden in my Jive inbox.