As some of you might have noticed, we have lots (hundreds of thousands!) of random spammer accounts around. Most of them are 100% unused, and just have a short bio and URL on their profile page (which doesn’t really do much for them since the URL is nofollow, but they don’t seem to care). Some are worse, and actively edit MB to add spam artists / works / events / whatever.
I’d like to ask for two things:
If anyone has any great ideas on how to deal with spammers, please do share them. There’s a Jira ticket for this, but if anyone doesn’t have a Jira account but does have ideas, feel free to post them here!
If you see an active spammer (one that is actually creating edits), report it! For those who don’t know, the report option is on the editor’s profile. Inactive spammers are so many that it might not be worth reporting, but if you happen to see one or two and want to report them, feel free to