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Spammers in Design Contest Section

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by getdomain4u, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. #1
    Hello

    Around 50 multiple IDs have been registered in last couple of days and they are continuously spamming in "Design Contest" section and many of them are simply copy pasting designs of others. Is there anyone who can look into this matter?

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
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    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    Use the report button and give the names of others that you think might be duplicate accounts.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #3
    I've never seen it quite this bad.
     
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    getdomain4u Well-Known Member

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    I already sent list and reported to admin Smyrl and she is keeping eyes on them.
     
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    Fair play to you, that must have taken ages to compile a list, there's loads of them and new ones signing up all the time.
     
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    malky66, Jul 31, 2020 at 3:02 AM IP
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    Stefanov Active Member

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    I think we should also talk to the video guy, responsible for this ridiculous invasion, either with comments, or direct messages. All these self-proclaimed designers are seriously ruining the great reputation of DP's design contests. So far, I've seen nothing, but decent quality work being submitted, until this happened. Also, thank you to the staff team, especially Sarah for the consideration.
     
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    Stefanov Active Member

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    The YouTube video is no longer available!
     
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Another help would be for members to call out those using stock graphic elements. I have seen some of you doing that already.
     
    Smyrl, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:40 AM IP
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    He just re-uploaded it
     
    malky66, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:03 AM IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I down voted and commented. I'm just grateful it's not in English but

    upload_2020-8-2_12-34-28.png

    That is a good case study in publishing in your native language - when you have a market of 106 million people you don't need the English speaking world.
     
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    Stefanov Active Member

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    Looking at the numbers, we should be happy with the 10-20 spammers we’ve got. Could be way worse.
     
    Stefanov, Aug 2, 2020 at 12:21 AM IP
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    johnraydb Peon

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    Check out this thread and see those people stealing stocks around the net: https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/logo-contest-25-end-august-8th-2020.2867438/page-4#post-19679441
     
    johnraydb, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:06 AM IP
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    #14
    The person who uploaded the YouTube video,Did not tell people to post clip art or even steal. He did warn people he himself did not win that often. In the video he just said to check the site out. Just to see how customers ask for a design, see how designers do things. Then register if you have what it takes.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    That's cool, everybody appreciates a shout out. A shame that some of his followers didn't see the legit entries and think "I can't compete with that". We have a member who posts videos of photoshop techniques. They'd be better of watching those.
     
    sarahk, Aug 2, 2020 at 2:51 PM IP
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    getdomain4u Well-Known Member

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    You can set some warning points for violators then ban them at least for 6 months for violating rules otherwise some will never follow the rules.
     
    getdomain4u, Aug 3, 2020 at 9:04 AM IP
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    I have a better idea, instantly ban any member who uses someone else's design and comes here to DP and tries to pass it off as their own. No if's, buts, or maybes about it.....INSTANT BAN!
     
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    getdomain4u Well-Known Member

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    I think everyone deserve at least couple of warnings because I'm sure majority of users don't read the rules and sometime newbies think it is OK to use free clipart in the design which are freely available online.
     
    getdomain4u, Aug 3, 2020 at 9:35 AM IP
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    I believe it would take an unethical half wit (I am referring to the newbie scammers) to assume that a contest holder would wish to pay good money for an image/logo that has already been used elsewhere. No, these petty thieves know exactly what they are doing.
     
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