Naughty Tagger's List 2/25/18 - 3/4/2018 -- Tag spammers identified. Now the ball's in your court!
The list below identifies the authors who have "Introduced" themselves or products at least 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.
To help fight tag spam in the Introduceyourself tag, I have launched a new tool called @IntroBot.
Originally, I did much of this work in a semi-automatic process via my byColeman account, but it required a tremendous effort to keep up with the spammers so enter .... @Introbot.
@introbot is an automated bot hosted and managed by @bycoleman to welcome new users, provide helpful links and information and most importantly to help insure they become a success and asset to the platform.
@introbot has already shown to have had a major impact on reducing tag spamming even in the short time it has been online. This week, there were less than 50 spammers that had at least 20 introductions. In weeks past there have been several hundred. I am expecting next weeks list to show even greater reductions.
If you would like to support Introbot, simply upvote any of the warnings or comments it has made or create your own reply directly to author and let them know how you feel.
Feedback is requested, good or bad. I'm working towards a great platform, but your concept of great might be different than mine, so I am very interested in your concept. Also, let me know if you would like to see more of these types of list.
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