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+BudMan    3,393

so this account started folllowing a bunch of users..

 

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But there is no way to just report the account like you can with a spam message.

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Xahid    5,316

I guess, you have to report the Thread, the admin will take care of the "bogus user"

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+BudMan    3,393

there is no "thread"  They just started following.. And you see their activity.. They are following lots of users - its clearly a bogus account but there is not way to report an account that has not posted anything that I can see.

 

Also how can you remove someone as a follower of yours?

 

See their activity..

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Ulpian    30

I had same question. I can't report fake user...

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Xahid    5,316

I guess, when someone follows you, they will notify what you post, (I have no idea, if it works other way)

and yea, there is only one option, to not allow anyone to follow you.

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Nick H.    9,429

The funny thing is that they started following me...if you're going to be an obvious spammer, don't follow a moderator. :laugh:

 

EDIT: But to answer the question, I would suggest sending a PM to a mod if this happens again. I can't find any obvious option to report a member in general.

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+BudMan    3,393

The account is still listed as following me.. Looks like their activity is gone on the profile.. But shouldn't the account just be deleted now that MOD is aware?

 

Is there a way to block a specific user from following you without blocking all users?

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
23 minutes ago, BudMan said:

The account is still listed as following me.. Looks like their activity is gone on the profile.. But shouldn't the account just be deleted now that MOD is aware?

 

Is there a way to block a specific user from following you without blocking all users?

I don't think so, the only way that I am aware of, is really long winded, reset the follow list, (remove everyone, and ask them to re follow)

If memory serves, there used to be a way to report user via their pop up 'member card' (that thing that pops up on a username when you mouse over.) And a way to remove followers in ipb3 and before..(back then it was called the friends list)

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DaveLegg    974

As they're just a spam account with no content, I've deleted the account. Hopefully that will mean it no longer shows in anyone's follower lists.

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SoCalRox    242

Just a thought, but if the account hasn't posted, how do you know they are bogus, or a spam account? Does this mean anyone who is just a lurker is a candidate to be tossed out?  Granted, the user name was suspicious, but with no action behind the name, why would you boot someone? If the name was "NiceSunnyDay" but their behavior was otherwise identical, would you toss them?

 

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+warwagon    12,743

awww man and here I thought I was special for being followed. Just kidding, I knew they were a fake spam account.

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Jim K    12,611
15 minutes ago, SoCalRox said:

Just a thought, but if the account hasn't posted, how do you know they are bogus, or a spam account? Does this mean anyone who is just a lurker is a candidate to be tossed out?  Granted, the user name was suspicious, but with no action behind the name, why would you boot someone? If the name was "NiceSunnyDay" but their behavior was otherwise identical, would you toss them?

 

He had posted a spam thread...plus his profile was littered with spam.  If neither of those had happened...he wouldn't have been banned for simply following everyone on Neowin. :)

 

Edit: Argh...forgot about his username. We typically like to wait until spam has been posted...but the username was obviously spam'ish.

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
4 minutes ago, SoCalRox said:

Just a thought, but if the account hasn't posted, how do you know they are bogus, or a spam account? Does this mean anyone who is just a lurker is a candidate to be tossed out?  Granted, the user name was suspicious, but with no action behind the name, why would you boot someone? If the name was "NiceSunnyDay" but their behavior was otherwise identical, would you toss them?

 

No offense, but you answered your own question. Their intention is not to use the account, as the username in itself is the spam advertising.

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DaveSharp    237

Wow! How much. :|

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SoCalRox    242
17 minutes ago, Jim K said:

He had posted a spam thread...plus his profile was littered with spam.  If neither of those had happened...he wouldn't have been banned for simply following everyone on Neowin. :)

 

Edit: Argh...forgot about his username. We typically like to wait until spam has been posted...but the username was obviously spam'ish.

Ah! Ok- I thought it said he hadn't posted, just followed. Your answer explains it well. Thanks!

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SoCalRox    242
16 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

No offense, but you answered your own question. Their intention is not to use the account, as the username in itself is the spam advertising.

Actually, as Jim K. pointed out, no I didn't. This user had indeed posted some suspicious stuff, which is why they were removed. Jim's explanation was exactly what I suspected the management would do; I simply had incomplete information.

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
1 minute ago, SoCalRox said:

Actually, as Jim K. pointed out, no I didn't. This user had indeed posted some suspicious stuff, which is why they were removed. Jim's explanation was exactly what I suspected the management would do; I simply had incomplete information.

I suppose it comes down to how it was interpreted, but fwiw, I'm ok with leaving it alone

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SoCalRox    242
1 minute ago, The Evil Overlord said:

I suppose it comes down to how it was interpreted, but fwiw, I'm ok with leaving it alone

I had missed that the user had indeed posted spam, which was the reason I originally posted. 

By the way, both your name and avatar are excellent... 

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+BudMan    3,393

At the time he had followed there was no posts that I could see, or I would of reported that.. It must of posted a thread after all the following.

 

If you would of looked at the profile - not just his name it was clearly obvious it was pure and utter spam...

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
On 28/12/2017 at 7:11 PM, BudMan said:

At the time he had followed, there was were no posts that I could see, or I would of have reported that.. It must of have posted a thread after all the following.

 

If you would of have looked at the profile - not just his name it was clearly obvious it was pure and utter spam...

ftfy, please don't hurt me :p

 

Also, I've noticed when I report a spam account, (and subsequent topics made by said account) It'll still show up on activity, that the user joined up, but the deleted comment/topic will be removed, but unlike the older ipb version, it no longer shows that the user has been banned.

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LimeMaster    15,600

Can somebody from the staff team remove Hotmail helper from my follow list?

 

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+BudMan    3,393
On 12/28/2017 at 1:18 PM, The Evil Overlord said:

It'ss still show up on activity

Kettle black? ROFL...

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+fusi0n    1,929

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The Evil Overlord    18,440
27 minutes ago, BudMan said:

Kettle black? ROFL...

Typo Vs bad grammar

One is forgivable if said user admits to mistake

 

The other is a crime so serious, the abuser should have their nuts dipped into the oils of a ghost chilli, after being shaven with a rusty old razor. 

 

Guess we'll both go to hell together, can you swing by and pick me up? We can carpool :p

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Tidosho    644
7 minutes ago, The Evil Overlord said:

Typo Vs bad grammar

One is forgivable if said user admits to mistake

 

The other is a crime so serious, the abuser should have their nuts dipped into the oils of a ghost chilli, after being shaven with a rusty old razor. 

 

Guess we'll both go to hell together, can you swing by and pick me up? We can carpool :p

Maybe BudMan's first language isn't English? I can tell from the way he talks, give the guy a break :)

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