Flagging these accounts is where a good chunk of my voting strength has gone recently:
I'm sure there are many, many more. These are just the ones commenting on my posts or that I've seen clearly on other posts.
They are obviously spam bot accounts, and they all follow the same pattern:
Some ways you can spot them:
- All of these accounts were created in September 2017.
- They all use female avatar pictures.
- None of them post their own root blogs. It's all just reblogs.
- They all start their meaningless comments with the author's username.
- They never reply.
- Their comments all use poorly generated text like this:
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I love making sweet, sweet curation rewards with my Steem Power as much as the next Steemian, but if we don't show these spammers how pointless their efforts are by putting their accounts to 0 with our flags/downvotes, all they will do is fill up the blockchain with useless noise. As a Steemit witness, I wanted to raise some awareness about this and ask some of the larger accounts to save some of your voting strength to flag these down to a zero reputation.
Maybe if things become so obviously spam, Steemit, inc might consider undelgating their delegated steem power to these accounts. If they want to spam our blockchain, at least make them use their own money to do it.
Have you noticed any other accounts fitting this pattern? Go ahead and light them up in the comments. I'm not going to use up all my voting power on these, so eventually I'll just mute them, but I'd like to get their reputation down quite a bit before then so everyone else can simply ignore their spam.
Steemit is our home. Sometimes we have to do a little house cleaning.