I thought I’d give a quick update on the efforts to combat the spam wave.

Clearly someone wants to make Lemmy a less appealing place to be. It’s a deliberate attempt to spoil the good thing that we have going here. l’ll leave it up to you to contemplate the motives and timing of this attack on the fediverse.

So what are the Mods doing, and what can you do to help?

The most obvious one is that we are deleting the spam as soon as it is seen. We are checking more often, but as volunteers we can’t be on Lemmy 24/7. We also have some automated checking going on. This is working fairly well, but occasionally some legitimate posts are being removed. These get restored eventually, but sometimes it can take a while for this to be actioned. If this happens to you, please be patient.

As users, we can help out by reporting spam posts and by posting quality content. Contributing to our community is the best way to make sure that it remains a safe, interesting and thought-provoking place.

  • @thantik
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    3 months ago

    I added the line:

    lemmy.world##.post:has-text(こんにちは)

    to my uBlock Origin, so I am not even sure what spam wave you’re talking about.

    • @BluetreefrogOPM
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      213 months ago

      lemmy.world##.post:has-text(こんにちは)

      There have been many varieties other than that one. We must be getting to them before you see them, which is good.

      • @thantik
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        93 months ago

        Sounds like you’re doing an amazing job then. This was the first iteration I ran across and haven’t seen them since adding that rule to uBlock.

    • Rentlar
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      123 months ago

      Your spam filter defeated by one secret trick:

      (“Good evening~!”, quote from a show memed by Japanese people)

      • @thantik
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        53 months ago

        Thankfully pictures can’t be used as the titles in posts…yet…

        • roguetrick
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          3 months ago

          His joke is over my head and I can barely read hiragana, but I think he’s making the distinction between konnichiwa(what the op is filtering) and konbanwa.

          • @thantik
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            3 months ago

            For some reason my stupid ass didn’t pick up on that, as I’m usually thinking about computer security type stuff. For as smart as I can be, I can be equally stupid sometimes.