Quote: EBCB, Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 16:58
Logged in to do a review and found myself faced with a page of spam where the text should have been. Have reported it, but didn't dare ask for another one in case it was the same - s'pose I could just give it all 1s and write goobley-gook 50 times to meet the criteria... much easier than doing a real review. Anybody else come across this? Cheryl
Yes - this has been happening for a month or more. As a member the best way to deal with it is as you have suggested - cut a bit of the script from the spam narrative, give a review of 1's then paste the piece of script you've cut s into the review field when you get there, to save yourself the bother of writing your own review.
I suspect the only way YWO can address these fake members and their spam is an all out effort to spot them and remove them one by one as they appear to clear the site for genuine members.
If we as members are getting additional reading credits for fake reviews, in order to use the site and give and receive genuine reviews, then so be it. It's YWO's problem to fix as best it can.
This post was last edited by AlfFry, 30 Nov 2017, 19:46