Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam

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linkspam on Jetstream Express

Hello, just noticed that Jetstream Express was graced with a strange link promoting hotel vouchers, left by an anonymous user. I removed the link.

At the time of this writing, there are 300 links with as part of the url. Approximately 250 are 'file not found' or otherwise bad urls. The user above was ref spamming more links with copyvios. The links go to teaser pages and if you want to see the full articles then you must pay. The poke led to a new report but there isn't much there. I'm not sure if other accounts are spamming this.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:37, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

MER-C   whoadded
COIBot  2169 records; Top 10 editors who have added ClueBot NG (208), Adam Comey7 (66), Citing Bot (63), Dfeldmann (24), Anagram16 (21), (16), Finn Bjørklid (14), Plutoshotfirst (14), CAPTAIN RAJU (13), Kdammers (12)
To answer your question -- no one account, but I cannot exclude a few additions by lots of IP addresses and/or sockpuppets. MER-C 06:39, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
MER-C, you have listed the above IP but I can't seem to find those additions. When looking globally, I do see they are active at but I'm not able to find them there either. The problem there though might be me because I don't speak Polish and am trying to use google translate. :)
Dirk, why don't the above users show up in the poked report? This happens with several of the pokes that I have done where the bot reports some activity but misses others. I think that the last time I asked a similar question, you explained that eventually they would get there but I kept revisiting that same report for weeks (I gave up on that one). The poke report above must have missed the users MER-C pointed out. With another report, you were able to do something somewhere (magic :) and change the way the search strings were working with the bot (that was my impression) and then the results populated the report. This makes me wonder if there is something in the search patterns, maybe? I have to ask at this point because I almost feel like I'm doing something wrong.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 14:34, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
The IP has deleted edits. It seems related, though on en.wikipedia minimal. Maybe deleted material on other wikis.
2169 is above the limit. The report strangely shows one record, I have to dig in the code, that seems strange. —Dirk Beetstra T C 19:39, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

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Linkspam. --Serols (talk) 17:45, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Looking at the page history, I see persistent attempts to insert this link, or to stop it being removed in July 2015, February 2014 and... May 2010. Blacklisted. MER-C 06:45, 15 October 2017 (UTC) Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain:

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Added as external link on several articles related to e-readers. I have reverted the ones I found and warned the editor. –FlyingAce✈hello 21:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Spammer replaced existing links.

Blacklisted. MER-C 12:08, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Zzuuzz (talkcontribs)

Already blacklisted on Vietnamese Wikipedia. This is bad... Defer to Global blacklist MER-C 02:16, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Not listing users right now and it is possible that some uses are not spam (File:Production_alumine.png appears to be based on their stats and was transfered by an Fr-Wikipedia admin). I however found it suspicious and noticed an old coibot report page existed from 2015. Appears to never have been raised at RSN. I mostly list it to have an updated coibot report. Was recently used at Aluminium about a fringe interpretation (a page that doesn't display any content for me, possibly because of security settings, so I couldn't verify the material; may also not be RS for this). If there's a better place to get a coibot report and I'm mistaken by posting this here, please tell me. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 20:24, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Update: the particular claim could be sourced to a book and its citation updated to point there; as for the new report it's interesting with many established editors listed, probably a false positive suspicion on my part... And this particular editor appears to constructively edit other metal articles. —PaleoNeonate – 21:50, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
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