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Discussion on: Spam on dev.to?

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Neel

I have reported a few to dev's twitter handle on Thursday and it was taken down. But it looks like this is an ongoing problem.

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GOSHROW Author

And the number seems to grow. I am seeing new names everytime, I refresh my feed.

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Neel

Yeah. Sad that all the spam users I have seen so far are from India. This is adversely affecting the reputation of our dev community 😔

I'm reporting a few spam I get in my feed. Looks like that's all we can do for now

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Karl Heinz Marbaise

I have reported in the meantime about 20 via reporting feature ... having issues to report a number of them based on a limit (to prevent flooding ;-)) ... I got message by filling out the spam form:

Make sure the forms are filled 🤖

Things like that...
Searching for "customer care" already identifies a lot of them....

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Karl Heinz Marbaise

So searching via

https://dev.to/search?q=customer%20care

will identify a lot of them... it seemed to be working very well and very easy....

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Karl Heinz Marbaise

So the following works even better:

https://dev.to/search?q=customer%20care%20number&filters=class_name:Article
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goshrow profile image
GOSHROW Author

That's a great job on your part. I will append it to the main article as it may help in properly reporting this spam issues. Thanks for digging into it.

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Chilarai

Exactly. This is what I am facing too