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message 1: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
If you happen to catch someone posting in Korean in this group, please let the mods know. I have no issue with people posting in their own first languages, but I have noticed a pattern in these comments and have good reason to believe it is spam. I don't as a routine prowl around the threads, so I'm hoping if this happens people here will help us out.

Thank you!


message 2: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen Was wondering about. Thanks for the heads up


message 3: by Aditya (new)

Aditya | 936 comments They are everywhere now on GR, it seems.


message 4: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 248 comments Aditya wrote: "They are everywhere now on GR, it seems."

Yes....way too many to deal with. Stop one & they just re-appear under a different name 🤨


message 5: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
At least it's not just in this group. Thanks, everyone.


message 6: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 557 comments Yeah thanks have been seeing what looked like Chinese characters on loads of topics and was wondering if it was a spammer.


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan And what fun is that to spam a book readers group? Oh heavens, let me bother a bunch of readers. Really?


message 8: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 248 comments Susan wrote: "And what fun is that to spam a book readers group? Oh heavens, let me bother a bunch of readers. Really?"

🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣


message 9: by Margaret (new)

Margaret P Oliver | 1 comments I enjoyed reading the blog post I Dorset, Detective Book and gave me some ideas for my next two novels.


message 10: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 367 comments I had a message from somebody calling herself/himself "Weyatebe" with what looks Korean, but can't really say. I thought you wanted us to let you know?


message 11: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 248 comments Weyatebe’s been very active over the past few weeks. Not happy with GR’s policy of not removing accounts.


message 12: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 367 comments I'm afraid I received another "Korean" message from Jebexoviw. Another spammer I guess? It's a pain.


message 13: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
for those of you who saw the spam posts by "Ryder," he/she is gone now, deleted from the group and posts that I saw flagged.

and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


message 14: by David (new)

David Freas (quillracer) | 2247 comments He' not just on this group, he's all over the place like a rash. So let's spread the word wherever we find it.


message 15: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Quillracer wrote: "He' not just on this group, he's all over the place like a rash. So let's spread the word wherever we find it."

Yes, thank you! Flag away. I have no idea how many times that person posted in this group, so if you see them, flag them. I also contacted support so hopefully he/she will be nothing but past history shortly.


message 16: by David (new)

David Freas (quillracer) | 2247 comments When I came here this morning, I had 23 or 24 notifications waiting for me. I think all but 1 or 2 were for this 'Ryder' clown.


message 17: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Quillracer wrote: "When I came here this morning, I had 23 or 24 notifications waiting for me. I think all but 1 or 2 were for this 'Ryder' clown."

No worries now (from GR support):

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We don't tolerate spam on Goodreads, so we have removed this user and the associated content from the site. Please note that our pages are cached to improve site performance, so the content may not disappear immediately, even though it's been deleted from the site.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 551 comments And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Nancy!


message 19: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Thank you!!


message 20: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5389 comments Mod
Thanks Nancy. Happy Thanksgiving.


message 21: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Bill wrote: "Thanks Nancy. Happy Thanksgiving."

Thank you -- it was lovely. Can you please pm me? I have a favor to ask of you. Thanks!!


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 443 comments It might be fun to have a "Spammer Hall of Fame" topic. We could keep a running post of titles and authors who have shamelessly spammed their book in flagrant disregard of group rules.


message 23: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
RJ from the LBC wrote: "It might be fun to have a "Spammer Hall of Fame" topic. We could keep a running post of titles and authors who have shamelessly spammed their book in flagrant disregard of group rules."

And he/she is back, in another guise. Jeez.


message 24: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 557 comments Jaime Mitchell is going a bit awol with the spamming


message 25: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "Jaime Mitchell is going a bit awol with the spamming"

I think support gets tired of me complaining. Too bad. 😆


message 26: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 13222 comments Nancy wrote: "Zoe wrote: "Jaime Mitchell is going a bit awol with the spamming"

I think support gets tired of me complaining. Too bad. 😆"


Yes, well. They already make it quite difficult to flag an account vs a comment, so thank goodness you are resolute.


message 27: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "Nancy wrote: "Zoe wrote: "Jaime Mitchell is going a bit awol with the spamming"

I think support gets tired of me complaining. Too bad. 😆"

Yes, well. They already make it quite difficult to flag a..."


The spammer is getting smarter. When there's a profile photo, you can flag an entire account. He/she hasn't used one since I flagged the last spammer with a profile photo, so I just delete his/her MCT group membership.


message 28: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 557 comments That’s pretty cool. I wish we could have something like on Facebook where you could either block someone or ignore them which could then be flagged up as a spammer.... then again that could get out of hand lol


message 29: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8550 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "That’s pretty cool. I wish we could have something like on Facebook where you could either block someone or ignore them which could then be flagged up as a spammer.... then again that could get out..."

:)

LOL, Zoe!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 551 comments Aw, I missed its redux.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 551 comments I was on a GR group once where all the spam messages were put in one folder, so we could mock them easily.


message 32: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 557 comments ^ I like that


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 443 comments Seriously! There are so many authors on Goodreads who behave themselves and are able to follow the rules that I'd like to see some consequences for the bad apples.


message 34: by Bruce (new)

Bruce | 1904 comments I’m actually here looking for a sugar daddy.

Just kidding! 😹


message 35: by Bruce (new)

Bruce | 1904 comments *sugar daddy


message 36: by Bruce (new)

Bruce | 1904 comments Sorry. Couldn’t resist.


message 37: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5389 comments Mod
RJ from the LBC wrote: "Seriously! There are so many authors on Goodreads who behave themselves and are able to follow the rules that I'd like to see some consequences for the bad apples."

Agreed


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 443 comments by the way, has anyone noticed the Spam topic in the "general" folder?


message 39: by Kathryn in FL (new)

Kathryn in FL (kathryninapopka) | 2118 comments Another author posting spam.

She interrupted a game for pushing a book -
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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