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Spam in user profiles

asked 2012-05-21 19:55:27 -0500

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updated 2012-05-21 19:58:21 -0500

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We have some users signing up for an account and putting spam in their profile description for the SEO links.

I can already "block" those users, but how can I remove the profile from public view so it isn't indexed?

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This is an excellent point. We'll need to allow admins edit profiles of blocked and suspended users.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2012-05-21 19:57:24 -0500 )edit
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Is it easier that blocked users don't appear in the "people" list view?

Jtrain's avatar Jtrain  ( 2012-05-21 20:08:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-05-30 16:40:27 -0500

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updated 2012-05-30 16:45:28 -0500

Fix to this is available in the master branch on github, and deployed on the hosted sites (excluding this one:).

When you change status of the spammer's account to "blocked", these things will happen:

  • "homepage url" and "about" sections will be hidden
  • user's account won't appear on the "users" page

What will not change at the moment:

  • the account itself will stay in the system
  • user's content stays in the system too - will need to be deleted separately

We'll make this update available in the next release.

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Thank you Evgeny. You've hit the nail on the head.

Jtrain's avatar Jtrain  ( 2012-05-31 01:45:45 -0500 )edit

No Jtrain, the head was yours:) thanks for the hint! Sorry, not sure how far the analogy goes, but thanks.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2012-05-31 01:54:21 -0500 )edit

@Jtrain above is one of the silliest comments I've made, I should not be posting late at night in the melted brain state :). Sorry.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2012-05-31 12:39:58 -0500 )edit

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