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6th-Jan-2017 11:51 am - [sticky post]
For ease of reporting spam and other abuse, please let me know of it via this sticky post, which I will also edit as needed. For the time being, this community will remain on [E.T.A. partially] moderated status due to a rash of spam posts today (January 6th, 2017).

Update January 8th, 2017: For the time being, I have removed YouTube from this community's links white list. If this works as it should, all posts with a YT link should enter the moderation queue.

Update January 21st, 2017: I try to check in here at least once a day, but there are times when I can't. Your reporting of spam entries helps enormously, so kudos and please keep it up!

Tonight I deleted 2 suspicious comments from this post and unspammed one on another post. Suspicious comments hide better than spam posts, so if you become aware of those and need a mod's help, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Happy fic-seeking,
Blackbird Song
6th-Jan-2017 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Blackbird Song!

I just wanted to let you know whenever one of the links for a new post are sent out with email, I get a note from LiveJournal stating this journal has been suspended when I click on the post link.
6th-Jan-2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I assume you mean the spam-posting accounts? I know that those showed up as suspended when I cleared out suspended spammers from the members list.

In hindsight, I'm surprised that I could see their posts, though that may be because I'm the current owner of this comm.
6th-Jan-2017 11:26 pm (UTC)
I saw a post earlier today that was a video for something that had the word "Toys" in the title, so if that was one of the spam posts, it wasn't only visible to you because you're the admin.

Thanks for protecting us from spam!
7th-Jan-2017 02:10 am (UTC)
Yes, there were three of those from two different accounts, both of which have been suspended. I deleted all of them.

You're very welcome! Thank you for telling me that you saw that post. It's very helpful!
7th-Jan-2017 01:13 am (UTC)
I don't think so because some of the posts I was able to access before. I literally thought this journal got deleted because it says in the message that LiveJournal suspended the journal. If you are accessing posts through the site your fine, but any notifications I get or have gotten months before come up as the journal being suspended.
7th-Jan-2017 02:15 am (UTC)
This is very interesting and a little scary. I've had no problem accessing the community, nor did I get any notifications of it being suspended. Very strange.

Thank you for reporting this to me! I'll try to do some digging whenever I have a spare moment. In the meantime, I plan to be more present here than I have been, in hopes of catching problems early. Maybe I'll even get some time to read fic! ;)
9th-Jan-2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
And right below you on the tenth is a my little pony video. Striken thru lol cat lol.

Good luck.
9th-Jan-2017 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Deleted. Back to the drawing board. *sigh*
15th-Jan-2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
Just to let you know that someone posted a random video link with weird Paint superheroes in the comm. Thanks for your hard work in fending off the crazy spammers and in keeping this comm active!
15th-Jan-2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! Thank you for letting me know of the spam. The post is deleted and the user is banned.
22nd-Jan-2017 01:51 am (UTC)
Minions on air (struck through) minions in anatomy

Well it took them awhile this time.
22nd-Jan-2017 02:36 am (UTC)
Thank you. I deleted that one and another from an account that hadn't yet been suspended. Both users are now banned.

I had also noticed the slowdown in spam. Not sure how long it'll last, but it was a nice respite to find nothing but fic requests for a while. ;)
1st-Feb-2017 07:50 pm (UTC) - again,
blah blah blah

Happy v days
1st-Feb-2017 11:04 pm (UTC) - Re: again,
It seems to be gone now, but thank you for letting me know.
5th-Feb-2017 01:20 am (UTC)
Struck through moana 2017. Mask video. Poopers!

How did it get timed for sunday?
5th-Feb-2017 08:16 am (UTC)
Thank you again; sorted! (And yeah, the timing is lousy.)
11th-Feb-2017 06:50 am (UTC) - Smoke And Mirrors (RPF)
Hey! I'm looking for the Chris/Zach fic Smoke and Mirrors. I'm really interested in reading it but unfortunately the author deleted their journal. If anyone knows the author or knows other places to find it please do comment! Thank you.
11th-Feb-2017 06:43 pm (UTC) - Re: Smoke And Mirrors (RPF)
Hey, Anonymous,

This sounds like an interesting fic, but I don't know where it is. If you join the community and make a post, you might have more luck. (You can join via OpenID if you don't have an LJ account.)

12th-Feb-2017 10:22 am (UTC)
Minion Skelton strike through your videos

My comment before is about the timing of the post---they come up out of order.
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