spam in diary

Posted by efred on 26 April 2010 in English (English)

please delete this spam:
this entry is over 48 hours online!!!

there must be a changing against the spam in the diary. immediatly!

Comment from 42429 on 26 April 2010 at 07:38

How do you know whether this Japanese text is spam or not?

Comment from lyx on 26 April 2010 at 07:44

@FK270673: just look where the numerous links in the article point to

Comment from efred on 26 April 2010 at 07:57

@FK270673... have a look to the links in the article... or you can also translate the entry with the perhaps newest service from google: then you can see, that this entry have nothing to do with OSM and its just nonsense with some spam-typical links.
have a look at this translation:

and now? what do you think? it isn't spam?

Comment from efred on 26 April 2010 at 07:58

Comment from ianlopez1115 on 26 April 2010 at 10:41

Content or user no longer exist. Apparently, spam was removed.

Comment from efred on 26 April 2010 at 11:12

yepp, some minutes after the translation, the user was deleted... but this spam was about 24 hours online. that's really to long.

Comment from amm on 26 April 2010 at 12:53

The website code is at Feel free to implement something immediately! If it is a practical and sane solution, it might even get taken.

Until then, the levels of spam are just about still manually manageable. Annoying yes, but not catastrophic. A system to deal with it more efficiently will eventually come though.

Comment from Richard on 26 April 2010 at 13:55

We are working out what to do about spam at the upcoming hack weekend:

efred, I'm sure that as English isn't your mother tongue you didn't mean to come across this way, but I'm afraid your initial message is astonishingly rude and unlikely to convince many people that they should help you.

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