So, is everyone's Chinese reading ability improving as a result of the recent—and massive—influx of new threads by our friends in China?
I at least learned that it was Chinese--Google Translate is very helpful.
No but according to my degrees I am a doctor now.
Someone mentioned you can flag them, and 7 flags will remove it. I’m logged in but don’t see a way to do that. I am looking at it with an iPad, so maybe that’s part of the problem. Otherwise, not sure how to earn that priveldge.
I'm on my laptop and I don't see any way to flag a post either.
Felicity Huffman and her buddies should have just come to the forum for their kids' diplomas. They could have saved six million dollars and all the embarrassment.
Right? I am pissed I spent all those years in school when for just a few yen and six weeks waiting for international mail (vs six years doing it the hard dumb way) I could have had a much better degree. And for just a few extra yen the upgrade to summa cum laude is totally worth it.
There have to fix the Chinese spam, it makes this forum unreadable, super annoying. I find myself spending more time on the motor club forum.
Why don’t the X or S pages have this Chinese spam? Can we create a new secret section and call it Model E? Please!!!!
They cycle through all the forums here S, X, etc. Take a break, it gets cleaned up. The forum is ours to make it what we want with very rare interference from TESLA. It makes it much more honest IMO (no TESLA agenda and let the experiment here go where it wants to go). Frustrating but interesting.
Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan. Come on people, how do you expect to get your fake American degrees, or do you have your fake degrees already?
If you are an owner and don’t have the flagging links (bottom right in small red letters on every message and reply that says “Flag as Inappropriate”, I’ve heard that you can contact the webmaster to ask it be enabled.
Chinese forum torture. Ugh!
Also it’s in Chinese so easy to skip. Imagine if you were able to read all these spam post titles in english - it would be so much more annoying.
5 flags to delete a post; 7 flags to delete a comment people.
Tesla can easily fix this. Currently, to post a comment on an existing thread, a CAPTCHA is required (i.e., "I'm not a robot" challenge). But it's not required when creating a new thread.
"Just flag 'em"... there are like 500 of them dominating the first 21 pages right now. Get cracking, owners!
They must be figuring higher readership because of Model Y unveil today??
Skip pages 2-24 if you to avoid the spam, just go to page 25 for now.
Skip to page 22, to avoid the spam.
How to flag the spam post?
@javyhe - Owners get the privilege of being able to flag posts. If you do not see the "Flag as Inappropriate" link in red, and are an owner, contact Tesla to upgrade your forum access to be an owner. You'll also get access to additional regional high-level forums at the forums home page.
@ralphfiol The spammers have figured this out and pay people pennies an hour to bypass the captchas. :(
I've given up trying to get owner privileges. Maybe it is time to try again. Can we hire Dan to take care of it?
The sad part is that if those spam messages did not generate revenue they would not be posting them.
Is it possible to flag the spammer account instead of just post ?
They create new accounts
You know when competition is in trouble......spamming Tesla forum is desparated lol
Tesla is #1 EV car company and the rest are trying to catch up!
They're on the verge of making the forum unusable.
The contact information they leave on the post is a "wechat" account. Here is wechat customer support site. "https://www.wechat.com/mobile/en/contact.html"
I will complain there.
Please bump up this post so it is always on top of the junks ads! Thank you.
what is the purpose, do you suppose, of the Chinese spam?
who does it help if the Tesla boards become unused?
@j.nichol It's like ICEing.. The Gas car owners do not particularly gain anything with that.. but they probably do not like Tesla for whatever reason and find it fun to give some hard time to Tesla fans/owners. They are just trying to annoy us.
Weird but true.
Interesting that a tech company like Tesla is unable to activate a filter to prevent the showing of Chinese on an English forum.
THEY NEVER STOP
can someone read/translate what they are posting?
I ran one of them through Google Translate yesterday, and it was just repeating a couple of phrases over and over again. Didn't make much sense. I don't think they're actually trying to sell or advertise anything, I think the point is just harassment. Or maybe it's just bots gone wrong.
Move all conversation into the pinned post?
@drift what I find interesting is that they do not have a topic for Model Y..
I'm pretty sure the forums are their lowest priority at this point.
I think a good short term solution here is if forum has a User Preference to show out posts only from owners or reservation holders. At least it would help the owners and reservation holders for now.
Filtering out based on content is long term solution but would be time consuming and needs some machine learning stuff to be effective.
How are we supposed to differentiate the spam attacks from honest Chinese questions? And where do I find my own pennies an hour captcha clicker?
this is complete crap with all the spam..btw i get my model 3 on sunday :)
I'm leaving this forum until Tesla cleans up this Asian crap...Got better thing to do than scroll through all this BS.
@parmesan they are selling fake university diplomas. don't know why they pick the model 3 forum as target. Here is the link to wechat to file a complain...https://help.wechat.com/cgi-bin/newreadtemplate?t=help_center/feedback_f...""
remember to cut the original post with the account# when report abuse.
e.g. in the following post, 【Q威信857767150】is the wechat account #.
Category: Policies and reporting - Report abusive content
@Icepucks But you can't leave.. its too addictive
Thanks for the info. Attacks on American business is an attack on ‘merica. Homeland security, suuuuuure!