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Old 04-25-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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A spamming ebook pirate turned up on MobileRead today. Four members reported him, and I spotted him too.

Banned and spam deleted within 8 minutes of his first post.

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Excellent! That sort of quick action by the moderators is what makes this such a great site.

Anytime I see something like that I immediately hit the ! button.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #4
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I assume this was the person who was selling MR Library content. Was his IP blocked so he can't sign up under another name and continue to download content from MR?
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #5
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I assume this was the person who was selling MR Library content. Was his IP blocked so he can't sign up under another name and continue to download content from MR?


Wow... just... wow!




Do you really need to be signed in to download ebooks from MR? Have they changed that in the last few minutes while I wasn't looking?

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Old 04-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:11 PM   #7
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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No, the chap you mention wasn't spamming, nor a pirate. He also signed up a lot longer ago than today.

Someone joined and then posted the same text in about a dozen messages (before he got banned) saying how he had a wonderful pirate site and would get people books, and here were links to to taster books.

As I said - four reports from members in under 10 minutes, and he's banned and the spam deleted.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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I assume this was the person who was selling MR Library content. Was his IP blocked so he can't sign up under another name and continue to download content from MR?


Wow... just... wow!




Do you really need to be signed in to download ebooks from MR?
In which I was quizzically wondering what @daffy4u was thinking by suggesting that you cannot download from the MR library without an account.

Thanks for the info, Glorfindel, but I knew that already.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:54 PM   #10
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Do you really need to be signed in to download ebooks from MR? Have they changed that in the last few minutes while I wasn't looking?
Actually, I don't know. I've never tried downloading without being logged in.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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No, the chap you mention wasn't spamming, nor a pirate. He also signed up a lot longer ago than today.

Someone joined and then posted the same text in about a dozen messages (before he got banned) saying how he had a wonderful pirate site and would get people books, and here were links to to taster books.

As I said - four reports from members in under 10 minutes, and he's banned and the spam deleted.
As, I see. Thanks for the clarification. It has always seemed to me that such posts disappear quickly (I've reported many).
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:57 PM   #12
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I assume that was a response to this:
In which I was quizzically wondering what @daffy4u was thinking by suggesting that you cannot download from the MR library without an account.
Thanks for the info, Glorfindel, but I knew that already.
Well I hoped so...
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:25 PM   #13
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So why would you suggest it?
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:00 PM   #14
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No, the chap you mention wasn't spamming, nor a pirate. He also signed up a lot longer ago than today.

Someone joined and then posted the same text in about a dozen messages (before he got banned) saying how he had a wonderful pirate site and would get people books, and here were links to to taster books.

As I said - four reports from members in under 10 minutes, and he's banned and the spam deleted.
Question: when someone does that (creates multiple spam messages) do the moderators prefer just one SPAM report (assuming they'll search out any other posts) or a SPAM report for each post.

It's a bit annoying waiting the 120 seconds in between to report all the various posts, when I've seen them. But if it's useful, I'll keep doing it.
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:27 AM   #15
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Question: when someone does that (creates multiple spam messages) do the moderators prefer just one SPAM report (assuming they'll search out any other posts) or a SPAM report for each post.

It's a bit annoying waiting the 120 seconds in between to report all the various posts, when I've seen them. But if it's useful, I'll keep doing it.
If it's the same user, then just one report is all that's needed, as we can automatically wipe all of a (short-term) member's posts when we do the banning.

If you see spam from more than one account, the extra reports are useful - thanks.
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