Please remove next pack of spammers

Asked by Manfred Hampl on 2017-10-02

It seems that a few spammers have slipped through the filter.
Please care for blocking/removing them and their nonsense messages.

https://launchpad.net/~enoptromancy36
https://launchpad.net/~karisia77

Furthermore there are a few spammers, where the account has already been blocked, the messages have been moved to hidden-spam, but they have not been marked as "Invalid". So they still show up in a search for open or answered questions.

https://launchpad.net/~fanfictioncoll89 (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")
https://launchpad.net/~backseat67 (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")
https://launchpad.net/~cjoos (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")
https://launchpad.net/~toms37toms37 (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")
https://launchpad.net/~bf45bc (user already blocked, messages still in status "open")
https://launchpad.net/~bahlosohmn (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")https://launchpad.net/~sikiablakok (user already blocked, messages still in status "answered")

Thank you in advance.

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Solved by:
Colin Watson
Solved:
2017-10-07
Last query:
2017-10-07
Last reply:
2017-10-06
Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

I've dealt with the first two.

As for the remaining block, we don't routinely set the status to Invalid in this case, and moving them to an inactive project is supposed to stop them showing up. If you can show a search that shows questions on inactive projects in its results, then please file a bug with details; we'd rather fix that centrally than fiddle with the status on umpteen individual questions.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #2

Never mind that last bit. I dug out a stale branch of mine from January 2016 where I'd tried to solve this problem but had got stuck at the time, fixed the problem I ran into, and am pushing it up for review now.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Thanks Colin Watson, that solved my question.