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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): ¿Cómo obtener los géneros de una lista en Python? by P. C. on es.stackoverflow.com
 
3:23 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user (71): Как написать скрипт на linux? by Vitaly Gromyakich on ru.stackoverflow.com (@VictorVosMottor)
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Combine multiple dict to 1 dict in Python by Timo V on stackoverflow.com
 
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Toxic body detected (57): Get object with known pos. that I added to my grid by MaN0fy on stackoverflow.com
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Chinese character in title (83): Ubuntu20.04上用sudo apt update更新出现问题 by joyxie on askubuntu.com (@Ollie)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body, potentially bad keyword in title (2): How to get free roblox promo codes? by nupur on meta.SE (@Ollie)
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad ns for domain in answer (1): Sounds that humans make with their mouths by Anna Nguyen on linguistics.SE
 
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3:46 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Backup File from Android to Google Drive in Background ✏️ by user15328298 on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly punctuation marks in answer (36): Discord bot changing status activity every 30 seconds jda by Kerry Dsylva Red Devil on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): How can I change the color of the active navbar item? by Benjamin Carlson on stackoverflow.com
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): How is this option strategy called? by Saverio on quant.SE
 
4:02 PM
@SmokeDetector naa No affiliation I can see.
 
@cigien Recorded answer as an NAA in metasmoke.
 
4:21 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (61): Site Redirecting to wp-signup.php by Saravicius on wordpress.SE
 
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body (56): How can I manipulate some products from a XML file by Gabriel Zilioti on stackoverflow.com
 
4:40 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body (56): Parsing from vague txt file and sample file using C# by Ken on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in username (1): Add multiple selects in one dataset by Roney Wesley Galan on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector fpu-
 
5:01 PM
@Spevacus This: metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/295536 (see the title)
 
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@Ollie No such command 'tset'.
> Potentially bad keyword in body, potentially bad keyword in title, potentially bad keyword in username
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Potentially bad keyword in body - Position 0-14: roblocodes.com
Potentially bad keyword in title - Position 0-14: roblocodes.com
Potentially bad keyword in username - Position 0-14: roblocodes.com
 
Sorry Smokey, got a plaster on my finger.
 
5:36 PM
@Yatin Pff, naturally. Thanks.
!!/approve 6114
 
Just because: Post is mostly images, link at beginning of answer: Community promotion ads 2013 by ctype.h on unix.SE
And it has 118 upvotes? ;)
 
@Ollie It's not perfect.
 
@Mast The format or the post?
 
@Ollie The filter picking up the posts.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): GTA 5 LCN stock exchange not working ✏️ by user7555430 on gaming.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of answer (34): How can I transfer a custom keyboard layout from one computer to another? by Nico_0 on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (61): Java error when trying to install pip for python3 ✏️ by tincher on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in username, blacklisted user (72): How to test if contextmenu is open or displayed? by killtheworld.co.za on stackoverflow.com
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad ns for domain in body (96): Browser Extensions - Get user's browser locale in manifest.json by Reddy on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): TypeError when trying to attach socket.io to the node server by user57202 on stackoverflow.com
 
7:30 PM
For the past year or so, MathOverflow at any rate has had a flood of spammy new users. Typically, the username is the name of a company or product; occasionally it is offensive. The user is created, and fills out its autobiography with advertising information. They get the "autobiographer" badge and are visible on our main page for several hours in the list of "recently awarded badges". Presumably the goal is search engine manipulation.
It appears that most new users are spam.
Is there any chance that Charcoal might look into screening spammy users like this?
They never post anything, so we can't flag them.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Messaging number in answer (93): How do I install / enable the PHP phar extension? by LasT TraiLer on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of answer (34): What does "inertial" refer to in "inertial reference"? by Jim Farrell on aviation.SE
 
7:45 PM
@TimCampion you can always custom mod flag a post of your own and then link to the spammy profile in the text for the mod to look at.
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@rene 'pureluxespa.com' is not caught by a blacklist or watchlist item.
 
@TimCampion It's possible, but Charcoal doesn't have anything in place to do so at this time. I'm also not aware of any existing projects which do so. Unfortunately, there isn't any notification when a new user is created, as far as I'm aware. Having such notification would make it quite a bit easier to accomplish something along the lines of what you're wanting. It would be useful, at least for some persistent trolls/spammers, to be able to identify the new accounts early.
However, the overall direction from SE is that they don't feel the impact of spammers only creating spam-filled profiles is high enough to justify having moderators spending time going through and destroying user's profiles: What is the policy on destroying users with very spammy profiles but have not posted spam yet?
Effectively, that leaves it up to the individual site moderators to decide if they want to spend time cleaning out such profiles.
In addition, destroying the profile, even with also applying a 365 day suspension (what we typically do on SO for spammers and trolls), doesn't prevent the user from immediately recreating their profile from the main SE account, along with any spam in their profile which gets copied to the new site profile from the main SE account.
Note: if the spammer/troll is still active and interested, it's not uncommon to have the profile recreated quite quickly after being destroyed. In fact, recreating the profile is nearly a no-brainer for the spammer/troll, only requiring a couple/few clicks. When destroying such profiles, I've generally found it more effective to wait a couple/few days prior to destroying the profile to the point where the spammer/troll isn't really paying attention to the account/profile.
 
Thanks, that makes sense
 
8:01 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad asn for hostname in body (1): Delete function binary search tree BST with parent passing the tree pointer as argument by heyo on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Trading Logic - Exclude Signal from prior days ✏️ by atp015 on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially problematic ns configuration in body (1): Advanced Custom Fields, timber and retrieving Array values by PickleRiiiick on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'str' Error ✏️ by TheFuryPT on stackoverflow.com
 
@TimCampion If you're wanting those cleaned out on the site(s) you frequent, I'd suggest posting a Meta and getting buy-in from the moderators, as it's their time which will be expended doing it. I'd note that userscripts can get the work required for actually suspending/destroying the user down to only a few clicks, but the moderator still needs to take the time to evaluate the profile to see if it really should be destroyed.
That evaluation can be made easier through automation (still would need someone to write the code), but the process really does need to have a human in the loop, because there are legitimate profiles which will match most/all metrics which might be used to auto-select them.
 
@Makyen technically there is the /event endpoint on the API api.stackexchange.com/docs/… but you have to call that a lot for each site ... and you can't filter on user_created only.
Maybe you can use SEDE data.stackexchange.com/mathoverflow/query/1383024 but based on those results there is already a backlog of > 10K of user profile that qualify for being spam.
@Makyen I don't think we have a userscript that adds a report user profile as spam button, right? We could maybe make something that finds the fiirst post of the site and then mod flag from the API with a customtext and link to the userprofile.
 
8:20 PM
@rene I hadn't looked at that endpoint. It could be useful, but, ouch, that's a lot of polling if you want to cover all the sites. That would require >30k API requests to cover all sites for 24 hours, really ouch. Assuming all that is wanted is newly created users, it would probably be better to poll using /users with the results sorted to give most recent creation date first.
 
true.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer, potentially bad keyword in answer, shortened url in answer (119): Would your character lose crafting skill levels when switching guilds? by Utkarsh thakur on gaming.SE
 
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8:24 PM
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@rene I'm not aware of one which has a "report user as spam" function, although I do have a couple which have a "destroy spammer" button. :)
It would be possible to create a userscript which allows them to be reported, but given that doing this really requires buy-in from the site mods, it might be better to have the profiles reported into a (private?) chat room, rather than as flags. Using chat would allow whichever mods ended up wanting to do it to go through the notifications (preferably with some amount of automation), without requiring the other mods to skip/ignore/wade through a bunch of custom flags.
I'd expect that unless all the moderators on a site agreed, you'd get some which were annoyed by the influx of a large number of custom flags asking for the destruction of a bunch of spam profiles.
If chat was used, there would be some additional logistics to work out, but it's probably do-able.
 
fair
 
8:50 PM
thanks, this was informative!
 
9:00 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Body starts with title and ends in url (97): logic behind using upper_bound and passing A[i]+k as an argument by Anurag Shukla on stackoverflow.com
 
9:23 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly punctuation marks in answer, repeating characters in answer (116): How do I use the "SelectedItem" tag to check for a player in this command? by Li-Shot on gaming.SE
 
10:13 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially problematic ns configuration in body, potentially problematic ns configuration in title (2): C# System.IO IOException "File cannot be accessed because it is accessed by another process" by Azuro on stackoverflow.com
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in username (1): Is ANOVA the correct approach to this question? by Wesley Young on stats.SE
 
@SmokeDetector fpu-
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in title (1): Problème de merde data sur R by charles henri on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (181): You are trying to add a non-nullable field 'id' to contact_info without a default by Mel on stackoverflow.com
 
10:26 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer, blacklisted user (72): Ruby GUI Development on Mac/Linux and Windows by Andy Maleh on stackoverflow.com
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): How do I correctly use the Ruby Tk module? by Andy Maleh on stackoverflow.com
 
@SmokeDetector mediocre answer, second one in a row promoting their own thing, but affiliation disclosed. On the fence.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): What is Ruby's default GUI framework? by Andy Maleh on stackoverflow.com
 
^ time to mod flag perhaps?
@SmokeDetector 3rd answer in quick succession now, after being informed of the repeated self-promotion policy. Custom flagged.
 
10:44 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in body, mostly punctuation marks in body, repeating characters in body (189): Can anyone tell me the language? by Praduman singh on stackoverflow.com
 
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fp feedback on autoflagged post: Can anyone tell me the language? [MS]
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@SmokeDetector That's actually a programming language. While the question is poor quality, and off-topic, it's FP.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] No whitespace in title (69): Icantgopooonthepoobecauseitkeepsonbitingmybutt by user268348 on gaming.SE
 
10:50 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad ip for hostname in answer (1): Anyone ported the QP state framework for Arduino? by Ankys on electronics.SE
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body (1): Android Studio: How to limit duration of player seekbar? by TLP Masih on stackoverflow.com
 
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11:13 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, bad phone number in answer, blacklisted username, pattern-matching email in answer (460): How to prevent external magnet rotate a motor by bryan pulisic on electronics.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in answer (1): Bulk removal of large pool of dynamic urls from Google search console by Anvar Jamal on webmasters.SE
 
@SmokeDetector Still up
 
11:42 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in title (1): What are the benefits of having multiple front-ends? by someoneSomewhere on stackoverflow.com
 
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