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Dan
Dan

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Annoyance at bots on this site

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

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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?

πŸ‘‹ Hey, my name is Noah and I’m the one who set up this ad. My job is to get you to join DEV, so if you fancy doing me a favor, I’d love for you to create an account.

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