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Annoyance at bots on this site

Dan
They call it "Fall" but nothing's fallen yet.......wait is that a cow?
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My Dev.to feed is getting spammed with posts containing what seems to be customer care numbers for random companies that I've never even heard of before. I just want to scroll through my feed and enjoy quality posts but instead, 90% of all posts are from these bots among others,

  • @rkhan771
  • @gdhfhf675765

Mods, please ban these bots for constantly spamming the forum with useless phone numbers.

Thank you,
Dan

Discussion (4)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hello! On behalf of the DEV team, thank you for your help in surfacing and reporting these accounts.

Our team is both proactively seeking these accounts out and responding to complaints around the clock. We are also talking through a more permanent fix but in the meantime, we are banishing users and their posts/comments from the site as we find them.

Thanks again for your help in making DEV a positive, helpful, and spam-free environment for all!

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Dan Author

Thank you!

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Karl Heinz Marbaise

They are also spamming github and twitter as well...

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Dan Author

Such a shame isn't it?