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15 August 2015 @ 10:01 pm
Have the Russians invaded and I missed it?  
My journal appears okay but my friends list is almost entirely in Russian. Does anyone else have this problem? I can't read other journals to see if it's widespread or if it's just me.
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byslantedlight: Doyle cheek  (ilywela13)byslantedlight on August 15th, 2015 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh no - I've just seen someone else post about it, and I've deleted a wee flurry of spam posts from a couple of comms. Erk for people's lj's being translated though, that's just strange... Hopefully they'll get it sorted pretty quickly!

ETA - actually a friend posted that her lj was in Russian, but when I went to look at it I could only see everything in English, so... either it's been fixed fast, or it's a very odd glitch!

Edited at 2015-08-15 12:09 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Pros Ray frownmiwahni on August 15th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know it's not just me. This is an example, from a post in ci5_boxoftricks:

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byslantedlight: BD Headshoulder (annacoriander)byslantedlight on August 15th, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC)
That's what the spam posts look like, half Russian half English...

I nipped over to ci5boxoftricks and they seem like they've got three spam posts (they just need to report and delete them and maybe temporarily change their settings as I did over at CI5hq), but posts from recognisable members all look fine to me..

I had a look at your flist, and what I presume are your usual actual friends posts look fine, it's just that various comms look like they've been spammed by the same spammers, so yeah, your flist page is currently mostly in Russian... *g* But it's not your page, from what I can see, it's the posts that have been made to the comms.
miwahnimiwahni on August 15th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
You have to wonder what the point is.
Merlin Pendragon: Avatar hivernalmrlnpndrgn on August 15th, 2015 12:46 pm (UTC)
No problem here :-(

eta : Posted too soon. Your post is ok, but a bunch of earlier ones are unreadable :-(

eta2 : someone is spamming the comms. It's the same post (with photo), from different posters.

And I'm spamming you ;-/

Edited at 2015-08-15 12:55 pm (UTC)
miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on August 15th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
Nice to know I'm not alone, although I hope whoever it is doing this gets shut down quickly.
MoSinging1986: Whatmosinging1986 on August 15th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Here via the Home Page

I'm having the same problem. Glad to know at least I am not alone. How I loathe spammers!
miwahni: Pros Ray frownmiwahni on August 15th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
I don't understand what they hope to gain. Seriously, what's the point?
MoSinging1986: Throw booksmosinging1986 on August 15th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
Looks like it's one of those auto-bot things? I don't know. You'd think people would find more constructive things to do with their time!
entropy_houseentropy_house on August 16th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm guessing it's spam bots doing SEO (search engine optimization)- the more links you have, the higher up your results are in Google, etc. I don't know the details, just recall reading about it the last time someone spammed the heck out of LJ with the same nonsense post containing search words and a couple URLS.

If they post to an LJ community that no longer has an active mod to delete the spam, the garbage stays forever, so it probably is a scattershot approach to spam all the LJ communities in hopes that some will stick.
miwahni: B7 BlakeAvon Watching over youmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
It's annoying, and puzzling as to what benefit they might gain. What is the point? It's not as if we can read the entries, and I don't think anyone is stupid enough to click on an embedded link.