I found some on some group stream that I was looking at. This seems to be getting out of control. But as you are saying, at least, hopefully, it won't spread to groups at once during the weekend! Posted 6 months ago. They have targeted a group I help Moderate. So far today I have banned over 50 accounts.
All the same MO. They seem to add a new account about every 5 mins. My question is should I take up most of my Flickr time reporting these accounts via the report links or just let it roll?
Seems to me reporting the accounts is not working. Just looking for guidance from staff on this problem. Seems they are targeting large groups then spamming like crazy. I appreciate that the holiday season is a busy one for all of us - including Abuse Staff - but the current situation is completely out of control and should be addressed immediately, even if it costs the site owners a large amount of money. I have always been a defender of Staff's right to their time off.
Despite this, however, I have never been a fan of the way in which spam, scamming and other abuse of the site have been tackled. Frankly, Flickr really needs to sort its shit out.
Sadly Staff are off good for them but the issue will not go away. My advice for any other admins or mods of groups is to set up the que for photos added to your groups so they do not just show up in your safe pools. Easy to do for admins or mods. Just ask if you need help. I think reporting all these spam accounts is a waste of time.
This is not acceptable for any social site and they know this. That said I wish you all a Happy New Year.. I hope they fix this issue, but not taking bets atm.. I have no trouble spending hours every day moderating a group I greatly value for no remuneration, but I do not see why I should have to spend even more hours every day doing a job for which Flickr has paid staff already employed to do that work. You might have been able to tell, but this is starting to really piss me off. Now if you asked me my opinion on this?
I think Verizon is letting Flickr die a slow death and will pull the plug with some new photo site they are creating. It will be family friendly so no more porn. Look Flickr algorithm is 13 years old and has not really grown much in the last 8 years. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm normally spot on. When was the last time you saw spam bots on Facebook or Twitter or any other social site? Ha ha, I have no idea.
I loathe Facebook and have never been attracted by the pile of steaming shite that is Twitter. I have many friends who use both, and not one of them has a good word to say about either of them.
I have an infinitely huge number of better things to do with my life. Sorry, that wasn't your point, was it No was not my point.
I have been with Yahoo sense Have been on Flickr sense I still use Yahoo Email. I felt when Yahoo was sold off to Verizon that Flickr would either be fixed or canned. I feel now that Verizon is in the Canned point. Porn is not a issue for me, but these bots are and have been showing they are out to take down Flickr and Flickr is loosing the battle. So many safe groups being hit with porn shots in their pools is never good.
It's looking sad for Flickr. Last 8 mins sense my last post here? This is not fun. No, I'm not bragging. I would much prefer the figure to have been zero.