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Come on Tesla, address the spam bots already.

Come on Tesla, address the spam bots already.

Can't you afford a part time web master to get rid of the spammers?

Write a simple script to block all foreign languages, not just Chinese characters, from the US/CA forum. Heck, only allow the native language and English in each local forum.

That would prevent 99% of the spam. How much should I bill HQ for the solution?

Qwiksilver | 2019年3月15日

Done!

jithesh | 2019年3月15日

What if they start spamming in English ?

jithesh | 2019年3月15日

Interesting.. Your post has both "Back to Tesla Model S" and "Back to Tesla Model 3" buttons all others have only one button :-)

jordanrichard | 2019年3月15日

jithesh that is something relatively new. I believe that indicates that the thread/subject was posted in those two forums.

Mathew98 | 2019年3月15日

I am spamming both forums!

Boonedocks | 2019年3月15日

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sorry that was me. LOL LOL

What language is that...Is it someone from NEO spamming Tesla because of Elon's talk about the new of Gigafoctory 3 in Neo's backyard.

Mathew98 | 2019年3月15日

NIO dropped by more than 50% in recent weeks but it's unlikely they are behind the attack. Existing shorts have been paying minimum wage fockers from third world countries to spam Tesla forums for years.

It's a shame Tesla can't even find an intern to block postings from selected IP addresses from posting more than 2 new posts in a day, especially from brand new user names.

I mean how hard could it be to implement simple measures for a 5 days waiting period before a new user can create new threads.

gmkellogg | 2019年3月15日

I dumped Nio. Nothing really to be excited about them.

Boonedocks | 2019年3月15日

Sorry for the double typo on NIO and it was totally a joke. You are right the future isn't looking to good for them right now.

Mathew98 | 2019年3月15日

And the grand solution for spam is to bump up relevant threads? How hi tech...

b.tesla | 2019年3月15日

Watching these spam posts take shape, what they're doing is creating a new post with just a few random english letters for both the subject and body. Then they're immediately editing them and changing them to all the crazy foreign letters in both the title and the body. And they seem to have loads of bogus accounts setup and ready to roll.

murphyS90D | 2019年3月15日

@Boonedocks
It's Chinese. It's an add for fake documents. Feed it to Google translate.

dsteal | 2019年3月15日

I'm really stupid, but I have to ask. What is the point of those garbled spam messages? Are they selling something? Are they making money somehow? I don't suppose someone on this forum replied to the spam with their credit card number. So what is the point? Maybe some people just enjoy creating a big mess for others?

rcmarshall | 2019年3月15日

The thing is that it is not only the Tesla forums that these same spammers are attacking. If you do a search you will find that Epix software and Sephora forums have also been attacked as well as others.

SO | 2019年3月15日

It’s probably some disgruntled person who feels slighted after the price drop.

Bloob | 2019年3月15日

No but seriously, even if I wanted to buy whatever they're selling, how would I do that?

Mathew98 | 2019年3月15日

A wise man once asked Tesla to to attack the spam bots with no replies...

Here goes Spamalot...

Jcastillo18 | 2019年3月15日

We can comment on the real threads to bump out the spam

magrider | 2019年3月15日

Hi folks, I created a simple Chrome Extension to hide all the Chinese Spam threads. The code is located here:
https://github.com/lagrider/Tesla-Forum-Chinese-Spam-Hider-Chrome-Extension

It's not published to the Chrome Extension store so you will have to download and install it yourself.

It should be simple for tesla to add the captcha check to new thread post, wish they just did that.

nothotpocket | 2019年3月16日

Cool.

pgkevet | 2019年3月16日

I understand you can purchase Full Spam Delete which will allow you to ask your device to navigate directly to your message location. You'll be able to stop there by the end of the year and even surf in Cities. The price will go up on Monday so buy it now but not sure when it'll start working.

billtphotoman | 2019年3月16日

I think these are actually from the dealership lobbies in states that try to block Tesla sales. Such as my "free market" state of Texas :/

barrykmd | 2019年3月16日

pgkevet - well done!

Daryl | 2019年3月16日

The Lagrider extension works well, though since it simply blanks the spam posts, there are lots of pages with none or one or two posts on the whole page.

Bloob | 2019年3月16日

Better than having to look at them, and scroll through them to look for any real posts.

JustSaying | 2019年3月16日

, Thanks.Tesla please hire these fix it folks.

Mathew98 | 2019年3月21日

Aha. I suspect we have more than one intern to grant forum access to owners.

Now we can go back and spam each other!