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Weird Kudoz notification messages (Staff: increased spam activity, working on it)
Thread poster: Oana Popescu

Oana Popescu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 21:38
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Sep 3, 2015

Hello,

In the last couple of hours or so, I have received dozens of Kudoz notification emails, with chinese characters (I guess), they all look like this:

Întrebare KudoZ nouă:
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Termen: 라이브정선카지노╱╲★【 SLDB 7。C0M 】★╱╲바카라사이트
Limbi: engleză
Domeniu: Zootehnie/Creşterea animalelor (라이브정선카지노)
Nivel: profesionist
Autor întrebare: wqwxdto9451
URL: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/5933867

I opened the first one (when the Kudoz folder already had about 70 messages), it took me to what seemed a genuine Kudoz page, with some more chinese gibberish. After that I have deleted all messages, and I keep doing so, but it seems a neverending story. Now I have 73 new messages in 18 minutes!

I am already performing a scan on my computer, but I wonder if it's just me or if anyone else has this problem.



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2015-09-03 15:12 GMT]


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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No, it's not just you. Sep 3, 2015

I've been getting the same and was just going to notify support.

At least when I opened one I got the message that the request had been removed (by the moderator I guess), because it was nonsense.

But I keep getting them. Haven't bothered to count. Just scads and scads of them, all at once.
I just delete.
But it's getting to be tiresome.

Edited to add: I just started counting the trashed notifications received in the last 2 hours: I stopped counting at 40 and that seemed to be about one-third.... so over 100 notifications in 2 hours.

I am also deleting KudoZ notifications for the nonce.

[Edited at 2015-09-03 14:38 GMT]


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Nathalie Elson  Identity Verified
France
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Me too... Sep 3, 2015

I have the same problem...
In the end, I just cancelled all kudoz notifications for the time being until the problem is resolved.


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Sandrine Pantel  Identity Verified
France
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Same for me... Sep 3, 2015

and I simply wish good luck to the Proz team! I hope you can solve this problem

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Oana Popescu  Identity Verified
Romania
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Phew... Sep 3, 2015

At least now I am not worried anymore. I have also cancelled notifications for now, thanks Nathalie for the idea

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Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 20:38
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Same here Sep 3, 2015

I submitted a support ticket, with a sample of one of the headers ... only one, since I've now received over 200

I know the ProZ team are working on it. And I, too, wish them luck. It's driving me crazy ...


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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No, it's not just you. Sep 3, 2015

I've been getting the same and was just going to notify support.

At least when I opened one I got the message that the request had been removed (by the moderator I guess), because it was nonsense.

But I keep getting them. Haven't bothered to count. Just scads and scads of them, all at once.
I just delete.
But it's getting to be tiresome.


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Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 20:38
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Advice from the ProZ Support Team Sep 3, 2015

The staff member who replied to my support ticket advised me to disable the English KudoZ notifications. I've done that. But it hasn't made any difference ...

So I'm going to have to disable all notifications, because this is driving me mad ...


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Oana Popescu  Identity Verified
Romania
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Bad news Sep 3, 2015

Caryl Swift wrote:

The staff member who replied to my support ticket advised me to disable the English KudoZ notifications. I've done that. But it hasn't made any difference ...

So I'm going to have to disable all notifications, because this is driving me mad ...


I disabled everything, they keep on pouring...


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Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
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Terrible news Sep 3, 2015

I've also disabled all notifications and, indeed, they just keep on flooding in ...

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Stephanie Ezrol  Identity Verified
United States
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being flooded with spam from ProZ address Sep 3, 2015

I just submitted a support ticket - having received more than 300 emails. Not nice.

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Jared Tabor
Local time: 16:38
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Sorry all, staff are working on it Sep 3, 2015

The site is experiencing a temporary increase in spam activity throughout the site, primarily in KudoZ and in the forums, which may result in an excess of notifications being sent in some cases. You can control these settings from your dashboard: http://www.proz.com/?sp=dashboard&sp_mode=kudoz .

Site staff are currently blocking the abusive activity and taking action to prevent it. Thank you for your patience, and sorry for the hassle.

Jared


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Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Poland
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@ Jared Sep 3, 2015

Dear Jared,

Thank you for the update. However, blocking all Kudoz notifications hasn't helped in the least. I've done that and the mails are now arriving more or less non-stop ...


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Jared Tabor
Local time: 16:38
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@Caryl Sep 3, 2015

Hi Caryl!

I made a couple of adjustments to your settings. Let me know if that doesn't work.


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