Spammers on Steepster

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derk said

can’t find accounts:
https://steepster.com/teas/qiuceme/88227-qiuceme
https://steepster.com/teas/allseason-contractors/88221-allseason-contractors

too old:
https://steepster.com/phiendichtiengtrung

How about all those accounts gaming the ratings for The Country House Co, Elephant Chateau and Chai & Mighty? Lame.

If it helps, I’ve NEVER heard of those three companies before? haha

Gaming ratings is something that has always particularly bugged me. The Chai & Mighty ones are years old, too. I remember then being there shortly after I joined and nothing was ever done about them despite being reported and complained about. Drives me nuts that behavior is allowed to go unpunished.

Arby said

One of my pet peaves is gaming the ratings for tea. There needs to be a minimum number of reviews (5 maybe?) or an older account review them. If all of the reviewers only rate 100 or 99 for that company’s teas, they are probably shills. I will never buy or recommend these tea companies for this exact reason.

derk said

Agreed, Arby, on all counts. I hadn’t seen much of that going on here until recently, but I saw it verbally on r/tea which turned me away from Reddit and to this site. Now the shilling is happening here. I feel like going kamikaze on those accounts but with the ridiculous spam situation going on, I don’t want to lose my account deletion ability. I’m not sure what difference it would make anyway :/

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derk said

bots be gone

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Arby said

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Arby said

Has the admin considered some easy filters to catch spam? Any post or post title with more than 6 numbers in sequence or combinations of numbers and dashes (XXX-XXXX or something like that). Also any profiles with only 2+ links in their profile info (no other text) or more than 5 links (even with text). Also any post or profile with the word “escort” “customer support” or “call girl” could be flagged for review. A lot of the spam uses the same sorts of words (escorts from certain countries and tech support) so it seems like a filter could get most of these. I doubt any normal users mention call girls in their profile info.

derk said

Now I might change my Bio.

I assume you found me through some dodgy websites that installed viruses on your computer. Don’t worry, I’m here as your “customer support” ;) call girl. Beautiful escort at your service. I will accompany you virtually to online casinos in Indonesia. I even have a stash of male enhancement supplements from various European countries in my purse. Can I interest you in some CBD? I have a playlist for our evenings together ;) Should things go south I know about abortion services in Vietnam. Otherwise, I have friends all over the world who run daycares and elite schools. We can have our matrimonial services provided in India, but not before we have an astrological consultation. One of my many real estate agent friends can get us a luxury apartment, or should you choose to buy a house for our little family, I come from a long line of roofers, asphalters, garage door repairers, plumbers, electricians and exterminators should anything go wrong. I even once knew a cremation service available. Till death do us part, am I right?

Am I missing anything?

Don’t forget that you happen to be friends with several dentists and lawyers.

Arby said

lol yes the dentists in other countries that they think we are all in the market for. I don’t know about you but I’m not really interested in going to another country and spending $2000 on a plane flight for a $150 procedure that my health plan covers. Maybe they just think people on vacation might say hey, why not “enjoy” a vacation in Laos once you get your root canal done while you sit in a hotel in a foreign country where if there are any complications nobody speaks the language. Foolproof plan.

Also, don’t forget the obnoxious amounts of links and phone numbers!

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Arby said

ttps://steepster.com/customerhelpnumber

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