Handling abuse, part 3

Today an account named ghostrecon was created. I checked our analytics to see that they were from Ukraine, like the rest of our recent spam posts.

I queried our API to see what posts they'd created while I watched the application logs, but they hadn't published anything, instead only updating their blog. I waited, until I saw they changed their blog description to:

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Very clever.

As soon as I saw this, I saw Google had already crawled the site. Fuck.

So I banned them, and tonight will have to run blog descriptions through our flagging system, too.