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GOT SPAM?!

GOT SPAM?!

(You are not alone. We all are getting it! Even on the Model S Forum)

I don't know who to contact, but I often hear people say they have the contact info for certain employees.

This spam is friggin getting ridiculous.
Please someone bring it up to Tesla and get this idiot blocked...

Poster keeps changing his ID

ken | August 12, 2015

We need to get a message to the Tesla web master, I will try.

eric.zucker | August 12, 2015

I've flagged all those I found, Tesla did some cleanup, but he keeps coming back.

ken | August 12, 2015

I have sent a message to the webmaster but not sure how long it will take. We can bump the pages that we want to see.

JeffreyR | August 12, 2015

Check out the Tips & Tricks in the General section for searching, posting pictures, and other useful tidbits like my filter spam bookmarklet.

ken | August 12, 2015

@JefferyR, will that work when the hacker keeps changing his/her name?

ken | August 12, 2015

I have been trying to bump these but I am fighting a losing battle.

vandacca | August 12, 2015

I wouldn't bother @ken. Tesla will eventually figure out how to get in front of this attack. Also, one way around this is to look for New Replies. The spammer threads all have 0 replies. Quite annoying, and I can't imagine there being any financial benefit with all this Spam.

vandacca | August 12, 2015

...besides, he has to run out of Universities sooner or later. Anyone know how many universities there are in the world??? Looks like he is moving through Canadian universities now...

JeffreyR | August 12, 2015

It can be used multiple times for a single page load. It looks for a part of the username and hides the element using DOM tricks in JavaScript. Not a permanent fix, just less "ennoyimg" as my daughter would say. I need to reverse engineer the "flag" so we can do it w/o loading the OP.

JeffreyR | August 12, 2015

Oops "ee-noy-ing"

ca-blessed | August 12, 2015

Thank you Tesla!!

Spam is removed

ca-blessed | August 12, 2015

Now....back to your regularly scheduled programming:-)

Have a great day Model Xers.
I'm headed back to Model S land now.

vandacca | August 12, 2015

Not all of the Spam is removed. Who is this Ken+1 person??? ;-)

ken | August 12, 2015

It is me, I was trying to bump the ones that we all read.

vandacca | August 12, 2015

I know ken...I was just kidding. :-) I appreciate you trying to tackle an impossible task.

ken | August 12, 2015

vandacca | AUGUST 12, 2015

I'm just old, not spam yet. My wife might disagree.

ir | August 12, 2015

The one constant in the spam seemed to be their contact info and the word "university". Not hard to filter once the moderator has their coffee.

ken | August 12, 2015

ca-blessed | AUGUST 12, 2015

I had sent a message to the webmaster telling him/her about the hacker, he gave me a call back within an hour asking if we had seen anything further and saying that they had taken care of the problem. Interesting to note that they are quite obviously monitoring the forum and communications addressed to the webmaster. I forgot to ask him if I could configure my MX, damn, missed opportunity.

grant10k | August 12, 2015

@Ken. Oh, that's what you were doing. Now that the spam is gone, all the +1s look retroactively obnoxious. I guess it's kind of a moot point now, but maybe you could have wrote "+1 (why?) with a link to the post where you explain all the +1s, and how many remaining 1's you have left to +.

ken | August 12, 2015

grant10k | AUGUST 12, 2015

Sorry, was just trying to help, but it didn't work.

grant10k | August 12, 2015

I figure you get a free pass on the +1s for the attempt at pushing down the spam (kudos, btw), and calling up the webmaster to further help out.

jjs | August 12, 2015

@ken

Thanks for your efforts to keep the useful posts at the top. For future reference "bump" is often used to bring a thread back to the top of the forum. +1 is "I like/agree."

ian t.wa.us | August 12, 2015

Damn. They're back.

sbeggs | August 12, 2015

Do something please!

georgehawley.fl.us | August 12, 2015

I busty-bumped them down to page 2 for starters.

timf2001 | August 12, 2015

Could we please stop bumping threads? Tesla will get to the spam quickly enough, and it's annoying to have to go through 20 threads without meaningful new posts just to reset the New Replies indicator.

ram1901 | August 12, 2015

The general forum has been overrun with the Chinese university spam attack. last check it was over 15 pages deep and growing..

vandacca | August 13, 2015

Yes, please listen to @timf2001. No human is capable of outperforming a 'bot when it comes to posting on a forum. It is futile to try to beat it via bumping threads. The moderators are the only ones that can fix this.

sbeggs | August 13, 2015

@vandacca,

I think you're right.