Naughty Tagger's List 2/18/18 - 2/24/2018 -- Tag spammers identified. Now the ball's in your court!

in #steemit4 years ago

The list below identifies the authors who have "Introduced" themselves or products more than 20 times since the start of 2018 AND have posted again in this tag last week. Only the first (worst) 50 records are printed here.

This is information only. The information was obtained programmatically and no favoritism was given to any author.

It is possible that some of these authors have legitimate reasons for using the introduceyourself tag repeatedly, it is up to the community to decide that.

This article (post) is also being tagged with the introduceyourself category. I believe it does belong under this tag, but let me know if you prefer not to have it posted there. I will certainly listen to the community on this subject.

The list below includes articles only (no comments) and only includes authors who have new posts last week in the introduceyourself tag.

Tag spam can really make it hard to find articles you are truly interested in when authors intentionally post their content using tags that really do not apply to their article's content.

If you find this tag spam to be unacceptable behavior, then let the author know. A quick comment with your honest view point may be sufficient to make a real change. Letting them know they are on "The Naughty Taggers List" may be plenty useful.

I will be updating this list on a weekly basis.

It is possible the authors below have already made changes to their tags and habits and their newer posts may be more properly categorized. But the count is accurate one way or the other as to the number of articles in the "Introduceyourself" category as of the time the list was generated.


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This is great! Thank you for sharing this. Hopefully, more people will find it and start reporting these abusers. I hate it that posts get buried beneath spam so quickly.

Yes, DSTO (Down Scrolled to Oblivion)


Eventually, we'll get things under control. That will make it much more rewarding for the rest of us. Think of how much Steem and SBD is being allocated to all of those spammy posts!

I certainly hope you are right, but unfortunately as more people come in, the more spam there is likely to be, unless more people start flagging it.

My next mission is to start targeting the vote for vote posts. This is where the real rape of the rewards pool is likely to be.


Yes, that is very true. I'm working on making YouTube videos directed toward new Steemers. My hope is that they will be watched and people will learn how to properly use this platform. In addition, I'd like to get a bot of my own going to help promote them.

With your marketing capability and tenacity , the video will do very well.

The bot part is more difficult unless you are a programmer, it takes every hour of my day already.


Yeah, I have no knowledge of programming. I'll have to find someone to help me out and learn more as time goes on.

You may be able to hire a programmer at @steemj

Those that comment are almost all programmers.

as a new user of steemit i wasn't aware of this, there's always some prick trying to rort the system no matter how many safeguards or deterrents you put in place .......the community as a whole need to get on board with this so we all get ours!

You speak the truth!

Glad to have you on board.


Thanks for collecting and and showing this info, it genuinely helps a bunch. Havent been on steemit very long but 2 things I was told immediately was
1. dont copy/steal artwork
2. dont misuse tags

But since joining Ive seen a bunch of spam and tag abuse, which kinda fucks the whole platform in a way :/

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, these are certainly two pretty substantial rules.

Don't post junk is one of them as well, to bad so many people don't follow rules.


Yea this is still a big problem and I like the fact that you put time and effort in addressing this. It's just stupid to consciously use wrong tags just to get more reach. It's even more sad that it actually works... I don't get why people keep upvoting these abusers.

Thank you for the support on this.

You have a high enough reputation that you can have a talk with a few of them if you like and they will begin to get the message.

I run a bot that starts to spank once they go over a certain threshold, but it generally starts with a pretty solid but "nice" warning.


Personally, I think there needs to be a steemit tag for new people to go to. I think that is what these posters are trying to accomplish.

Some tag ideas:

nowthatyouveintroducedyourself (actually just jesting - too long) :)

I am not for calling out posters myself, as we are decentralized and should be mature enough to self-police ourselves. I haven't down voted, but isn't that what that is for? I don't even know how to down vote, but I still wouldn't. I would just not follow, or mention it in a reply, encouraging them to use some other tag that is for that type of post? FWIW

Thanks for the laugh "nowthatyouveintroducedyourself"

Letting them know you really do not feel their tag selection is relevant can really be effective. If you have a higher reputation than them, you should downvote chronic or truly abusive practices. This is what the flag is for (top right hand corner of each post and comment.)

Usually, I'll understand if it's a newbie that's tag-spamming cus I'll think probably they don't understand how to use tags but what I don't understand is why someone with high reputation will tag-spam... Sounds somehow

its mean old members have not allow to use introduceyourself tag,, and there is really very naughty members finded too hahha

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You are great, thank you for this information, I appreciate it.

We are excited to see you join us here! Steemit is a remarkable platform that is built to reward users for creating quality content. Its a logic called proof of brain.

As for TechChat, think of us as DJs that create tech content instead of music. We create content by looking for the most shocking, interesting, and exciting breakthroughs in the tech space. Basically - we do all the research so you dont have to.

We hope to hear your opinion on TechChats content! We always love to hear from our community.

Happy Steeming 🚀

Please fix your bot. Don't create this message for anyone that has "introduced themselves" more than once.

Informasi ini sangat berguna dan menjadi pelajaran bagi mereka yang tidak mengerti tentang penggunaan tags

Nice info @bycoleman

Why to you tag me when i use introduceyourself Hashtags when i write about my life story and heroin addiction???

I think that it is okay to use when i post about my life story!

The introduceyourself tag is meant to be used to first introduceyourself to the community.

Use the life tag for your articles it is much more relevant.

Edited. Could you please remove me from any list?

What can be done, by an individual, to reduce this list?

Letting them know that the tag selection that they have chosen does not seem relevant to the material they have posted is often enough. If you see repeated cases such as above and have a higher reputation and some SP you can of course downvote them as well.

I run a bot that does this automatically and it is now making a difference.

Have you reported them to @Steemcleaners?

Yes, they are aware of this list.

Thanks for your support!

je suis encore debutant je veux savoir à propos du tag si je note toujours votre tag Spam tu vas me suivre et upvoter pour moi . ou bien il y a l esprit du groupe pour aider les debutants a gagner . et merci

We are excited to see you join us here! Steemit is a remarkable platform that is built to reward users for creating quality content. Its a logic called proof of brain.

As for TechChat, think of us as DJs that create tech content instead of music. We create content by looking for the most shocking, interesting, and exciting breakthroughs in the tech space. Basically - we do all the research so you dont have to.

We hope to hear your opinion on TechChats content! We always love to hear from our community.

Happy Steeming 🚀

Please fix your bot. This is duplicated.

Yes I am working on this now. I have downloaded your list and will be looking into the users. I apologize!

Thank you, I appreciate your attention to helping with tag spam.

One of the easiest things you can do with your bot is simply first count the times they used the introduce tag in their post and then don't reply if they are not truly new.

That's exactly the logic I will be using!

I'm looking to use a bot to comment on new users posts. Currently, I'm manually commenting. Can either of you help me out?

Hey Spencer! We can definitely help you out! Shoot us an email at [email protected] and I'll give you the plan!

Very cool.
I sent the email.
Did you get it?

Hey bycoleman - not sure if you're a developer but would you know what API call I can use to fetch the tags a specific account has used? The documentation isn't very clear and I have been trying quite a few that I would think would work, but no luck. Also, some API calls seem to be deprecated. Any guidance helps! We want to ensure no spamming occurs on Steemit as well so the measures are being taken on our side.

I use the SteemJ in conjunction with SteemSQL.

The SteemSQL is paramount in doing proper analysis. Without it is a lot more effort.

If your using the steem API directly I believe you have to use the database API

If SteemJ you can look at get_discussions_by_author_before_date

Though I am new here, but I see it as a warning and lesson to be learnt. Thanks for posting this

Thank you and welcome

Nice info my dear 😇😇

Oh no. i just found out that i shouldn't introduce myself more than once (at least not with THAT tag). honestly i had no idea at all :D I hope i will not make it into some naughty list :D

Thanks for your attention to this. You'll be just fine and I'm sure you won't be on the list.

Much success and blessings this day!

Welcome to Steem @bycoleman.

Do read A thumb rule for steemit minnows - 50:100:200:25 for starter tips.

Spend time reading Steem Blue Paper to know how Steem blockchian works and if you still have any queries ask them on our Ask me anything about Steemit post and we will try to answer that.

All the Best!!!

Please fix your bot!

You have welcomed each of the authors on the above list multiple times.

This does nothing more than encourage the use of irrelevant tags!

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