Spam in Blueprints

Asked by Eliah Kagan on 2017-08-31

There are several recent Blueprints that exist solely for spam purposes, some of which appear under "Latest blueprints" at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu. They are link spam, with some URLs linkified and others not. Several user accounts have been used to post them. These accounts appear to have been created solely for this purpose.

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/cfdt by https://launchpad.net/~rtur
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/cxgbfd by https://launchpad.net/~fffftytytr
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/fgv by https://launchpad.net/~fgjrfu4r
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/fgvhdk by https://launchpad.net/~fgjrfu4r
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/rkk by https://launchpad.net/~youarebest
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/tyrf by https://launchpad.net/~rtur
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/vgjhvg by https://launchpad.net/~fffftytytr
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ygut by https://launchpad.net/~rtur

There might be more I didn't find.

Hopefully these can be removed soon--and the user accounts deleted if it's determined they are spam-only accounts (or that they posted the spam intentionally)--since these posts are preventing most real blueprints from appearing on the https://launchpad.net/ubuntu page, and also because that page is visited by many users, possibly channeling numerous clicks/views to the spammed URLs. Thanks!

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2017-09-05
William Grant (wgrant) said : #1

All gone.

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