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Repeated addition of spam links to Health (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) and to Fine art (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) by SPA IP accounts. At least one of the IPs was blocked, and resumed their disruption following expiration of the block, with no attempt to discuss on their user talk page nor the article talk page. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 02:16, 15 June 2017 (UTC)[edit] Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain:

Site being spammed by one-shot accounts. After their initial target was semi-protected, the most recent sock (Dasambedkar) hit 3 new articles. No reason to keep trying to semi if the spammer(s) continue that approach, time for the hammer. Ravensfire (talk) 02:15, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

@Ravensfire: this could have been reported directly to WT:SBL. And there were way more accounts. Somehow I would not be surprised if this was Digitalravan. plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:13, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, usually I do. I think I had this open for the link to try and warn a spammer off (like that ever works). I thought it was only a couple of users, that COIBot report was unexpected. Thanks! Ravensfire (talk) 14:40, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Bookotrip-usa[edit] spammer in userspace prob. in preparation for mainspace. User is likely to be blocked at UAA and come back with new name. Can this be added to list? - Bri (talk) 06:52, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Blocked and deleted. MER-C 07:05, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


"Matched betting services" The growth of matched betting has led to the formation of matched betting services - usually subscription-based businesses established to make the process easier with step-by-step instructions and bespoke software, such as oddsmatching. Profit Accumulator is the UK's most popular matched betting service, [7] reaching 20,000 subscribers in 2016.

This is a spam comment that is irrelevant about matched betting. The reference appears to be a piad article. (talk) 07:59, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Formatted the above message + Wiki-link. A discussion about how to handle this problematic section is currently ongoing at Talk:Matched_betting. I have tweaked the section a bit, which is hopefully an acceptable first step, but any additional suggestions or better sources would be welcome. GermanJoe (talk) 17:12, 25 June 2017 (UTC)[edit] spammed repeatedly by IP and associated editor @ Web search engine and Website promotion. More recent promotion on the former from other drive-by accounts to,,, Promotion to the latter to,, - Bri (talk) 19:02, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Arab International Women's Forum[edit]

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This user left a suspicious advertisement for an email-based English Language certificates business ( on Talk:Arab International Women's Forum. -Alanna the Brave (talk) 14:07, 24 June 2017 (UTC)