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18 September 2010 @ 05:20 pm
'It lives!' + Porn vid spam
#1 I am still alive and lurking. More on that later.

#2 Fandom comms all over LJ are, at present, being spammed with porn vid posts by at least two journals: elianaabel447 and angiepritchard. I haven't put direct links to them as, if they're spamming, who knows what else they might be up to?

Four of my comms have been hit: slashthedrabble, slashtheimage, spn_betas and we_love_secret6. The others are, I hope, now safe, as I have banned both journals from all of my comms, via LJ's nifty Admin Console.

For those who are not tech savvy (which very definitely includes me), here is the admin console reference, providing instructions on how to use it.

It's all pretty basic. To ban a journal from your comm(s): ban_set username from commname, repeated in the console window for each comm you have mod privileges with, and then click and you should get a list of verifications in green text.

The posts in question are (mostly, I hope) being deleted as spam, so hopefully LJ will kill the journals pretty soon, but... well, it's LJ, so let's not all hold our breaths. ;)

In conclusion: I am alive and modly, if somewhat quiet. *hugs you all*

ETA 23/09: Two more names for the rollcall of stupid: pamelahunt310 and madelynestes418
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feeling: aggravatedaggravated
You call it a cult, I call it family.....skargasm on September 18th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info and the how-to instructions!
darkhavens: s smokin' [literati]darkhavens on September 18th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. LJ don't seem to advertise their Admin Console very well at all, or the reference guide (which I actually found by googling!), but it does come in very useful.
ninglorethningloreth on September 18th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the information about banning. Both of my icontest comms had been hit & I'd deleted elianaabel447, but didn't know how to ban 'her'...
darkhavens: b5 shadow shipdarkhavens on September 18th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Happy to help!

I'm sure the Admin Console used to be included with the other links at the bottom of standard lj pages up until a few years back. I don't know why they stopped promoting it when it can be such a useful tool for comm mods.

You might want to ban the other journal too, as a preventative measure. They don't have to be members for you to ban them. ;)
ninglorethningloreth on September 18th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
Good thinking! I have.
Kristintxrabbit on September 18th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
I know that you will protect us from teh evil spammers!
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on September 18th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)

*dons SuperMod cape*
katbcollkatbcoll on September 18th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Hi! *hugs*

Sheesh. Some people are just stoopid. I hope the journals get banned soon.
tabaquitabaqui on September 18th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
*waves at you*
Hi hi hi!

Just got back, myself, from a trip to see family. My sister came over from North Carolina and hung out for a day, gathered up my mom, and is still driving back as i type. They're going on a cruise and then my mom's going to visit for a little while.

Nice for them! And it was nice to see my sis.

Porn spam in comms. How bizarre and useless! Sheesh.
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: cn; aslan [me]literati on September 19th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
saifai on September 20th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
*waves to fellow lurker*


Thanks for the info!
sweet_exile: SPN: Impala at Sunsetsweet_exile on September 23rd, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
I think we have another one. "madelynestes418" has just popped up at roadhouse_con.

Oh there's also "pamelahunt310".

Edited at 2010-09-23 02:02 pm (UTC)
darkhavens: b5 koshdarkhavens on September 23rd, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update and the names! Pamela has spammed four of my comms. *growls*

Damned annoying!

I've ban_set both of them across all of my comms now, but there'll probably be new ones next week.
sweet_exile: Martha - The Poison Skysweet_exile on September 23rd, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I expect so grr! They managed to get 3 of the comms I'm following today.