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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2010

    Every now and then some spam gets through the filters on the forum. Toby and I can remove it from public view (it stays in the database so if it turns out that it wasn't spam it can easily be deleted). Also, I can set the user account which was used to "banned" to prevent it being used again. Other useful information, such as IPs and email addresses, is also logged. But to keep the place clean, we need to be aware of the spam occurring. I, in particular, don't read every post made here on the forum. So if you spot some spam, please alert someone. Use this discussion if you like.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorTobyBartels
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2010

    Andrew wrote in part:

    it stays in the database so if it turns out that it wasn't spam it can easily be deleted

    I suppose that the last word should be ‘undeleted’. So far, I've only deleted/hidden something while also explaining what it was, to prevent any nasty surprises.

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2013

    The two recent comments on homotopy colimits on this forum is spam. I do not have access to delete it, so can someone who has such do so.

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    • CommentAuthorTobyBartels
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2013

    Done.

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
    • (edited Jul 12th 2013)

    Forum spam at thread Stanford Enc, of Philosphy; quantum mechanics.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013

    And at Schur functors

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013

    Deleted. (And I deleted your comment as well since it was no longer relevant and potentially confusing.)

    I’m starting to wonder if allowing anonymous comments is worth it. We haven’t had any genuine anonymous comments for some time, and since the reCaptcha broke there’s no obvious barrier to spammers. It doesn’t do them any good, though, since guest comments are fully escaped so there are no backlinks created (which is what they want, I believe).

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013

    Forum spam at entry ’N=4 D=4 super Yang-Mills theory’.

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2013

    Forum spam at Goodwillie Calculus

    • CommentRowNumber11.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013

    I’m tempted to disable the anonymous posting facility.

    • CommentRowNumber13.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2013
    • (edited Jul 29th 2013)

    … and at (http://nforum.mathforge.org/discussion/840/microlocal-analysis-dmodules-crystals/#Item_9)

    Looks similar.

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    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013

    And some more at the thread “Stanford Enc, of Philosphy; quantum mechanics”

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    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2013

    I’ve deleted those (and the posts saying “Please delete the above spam”). I’ve also turned off the anonymous commenting stuff for the time being. I’ll turn it back on if I can think of an unobtrusive spam splatter.

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2013

    It looks as if the forum has been spammed by ericafinger!

    • CommentRowNumber17.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2013

    Splat that spam!

    • CommentRowNumber18.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2013
    • (edited Dec 31st 2013)

    Forum Spam ahoy! Look at Schur functors and also Goodwillie calculusThe first has clear spam from obd2work and that same source has made a strange comment in the second of those.

    … and Happy New Year everyone.

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    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2013

    Deleted and banned.

    (I also deleted a comment by Zoran that was pointing out the spam on the Schur functors discussion. I do this when the following comment refers back to the spam comment since when I delete the spam comment then it appears to refer to a different comment, so long as the following comment contains nothing of significance. Zoran did ask a question there: in answer, all that’s needed to get an account here is to have an active email address. Thus far, we haven’t needed anything more stringent than that.)

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2014

    Andrew: look at the forum entry at Goodwillie calculus #34. It looks as if mister clever-clever has tried again!

    • CommentRowNumber21.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014

    Thanks Tim.

    • CommentRowNumber22.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2014

    There is new activity from obd2life. Look at children’s drawing and sheafification. (in the forum)

    • CommentRowNumber23.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2014

    Thought I’d banned that little whatsit. Anyway, banned now.

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    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2014

    Little whatsit is at it again.

    • CommentRowNumber25.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2014

    More spam on the forum here.

    • CommentRowNumber26.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2014

    Dealt with.

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    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2014

    Thank you, Andrew!

    Tim: greetings from your neighborhood, from Swansea (leaving in a couple of days).

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2015

    There’s spam on the Forum from Tina168.

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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2015
    • (edited Jan 30th 2015)

    At torsion theory, quotient category. Is there any other place with similar Spam?

    (Later: Yes: at Wirthmüller context, Grothendieck context and at Homotopy Type Theory – Univalent Foundations of Mathematics .)

  1. What was the "torsion theory, quotient theory" spam? Can you link to it?

    I removed the spam at the other three discussions (and the pointless "Oh look, some spam" posts that inevitably follow.).
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    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2015

    It looks not to be there (now). It was also a Tina168 spam with similar content. (I do not understand where it could have gone!)