User talk:Trijnstel

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Image/description spambots[edit]

Hi Trijnstel. Have a look at these guys:

Herby and I were dealing with these new spambots before he went on break. The NTSAMR spambots are few and far between now. The image/description spambots have taken their place. Unfortunately I can't run CU and see other spambots on the ranges these guys are on. The ones above are just from a couple day's worth of patrolling uncategorized images from mid-September. I've blocked a hundred or more in the last month. Are you familiar with these? They upload from 1 to 3 stock promotional images with spammed descriptions (promotional language, links, etc). They're hitting Commons at a steady rate of at least 7 or 8 per day. Herby was trying to use the spam blacklist, but that wasn't working very well (here's two other spambots I spoke to Herby about: [1]. I just wanted to keep you up to date on our spambot situation on Commons, especially since these new ones have really started to increase in numbers in the past few months. lNeverCry 04:00, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi INeveryCry. Thanks for your note. Good to know about these spambots; I wasn't familiar with these. I ran a few checks and blocked a bunch.
All spambots come from IPs based in Nigeria. IP blocks aren't useful anymore, though, since they switch frequently. Trijnsteltalk 18:31, 18 October 2016 (UTC)