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Anybody else get in-line reviews that you're not able to access? I got three.

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Here's another one who shouldn't be on the site: Sharly Smith
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mikejackson1127 wrote:

Anybody else get in-line reviews that you're not able to access? I got three.

I had one yesterday, but it turned out the account used was deleted.

Bill

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Here's a couple more:

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I was just hit this morning with TEN in-line reviews from "deerr" in my email Inbox. They weren't found on my profile, so someone must have removed the account. Time for some serious action.....

EDIT: make that TWELVE emails now and still counting

Bill

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Randall Krzak wrote:

Just had a request from someone named Vela to publish my work on novelstar.top. Just checked and she's done 32 similar regular reviews on the works of various TNBWers before suggesting they publish on the same site.

They’re still out there. I got two today. I asked one to email me, the other to PM me. This way I can report them to internet fraud.

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We may have to install a capcha when leaving reviews. It appears they are using bots to spam the site. We'll get control over it.

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Or make it so that only Premium members can leave reviews.

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Thanks Bill. Mystery solved :-)

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SolN wrote:

We may have to install a capcha when leaving reviews. It appears they are using bots to spam the site. We'll get control over it.

As long as it isn't one of those "click each picture with a ......." Capcha. They are very hard to figure out and my trifocals always cause me to blow several of them before getting it right. roll

Bill

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It's not the trifocals, Bill. I blow them all the time. :-)

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Happy I'm not the only one. Those particular Captchas are horrible to deal with.

Bill

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Another Novel Star spammer--anne123. She supposedly did an inline review but the only thing was at the end in the comments.

You actually get to follow the whole story..This is a must read!!! If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top

I blocked her

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I just got a review from "anne123" as well and blocked her / it.

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I've deleted the account.

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She bugged me this morning as well.

Bill

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Yeah, I just got 23 "reviews" from her.

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Here are a few bogus accounts:

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ … demy-27974

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ritusomani-28017

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ … tion-28003

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ … apes-27975

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/dikshama-27957

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ … elp2-27798

https://www.thenextbigwriter.com/users/ … akar-27729

Bill

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There's another one called nica.

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I got a request for a connection from "Steve007." His profile has a pic with a cute little girl and he says he's from Washington, D.C. Here's the message he sent:  "How are you? I pray my message meet you in Good health. I have read and seen your profile and it's really impressive. Actually, I am here to discuss with you about the Project 404 Masonic Enlightenment program to render all-rounder assistance to adept individuals who seek immense expansion in their various Career/Field of Work via Funding and Sponsorship. With the numerous benefits thereof, You are also invited to participate and get a chance to attain Fame and Fortune, Good health and Wealth for generations to come. I am sure you're eager to know more, I will be expecting your feedback anytime soon. Bye for now!"

One more added to my growing list of blocked users.....

~Bobbie

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Steve Jess has hit me twice. And Novel Star has tried to get me to try a website. Thanks Sol for working on this.

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The Who Wants to Get Published group seems to be a company in India who seems to be a vanity press. I just got out of the group.

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There seem to be a whole bunch of recent groups that claim to be searching for writers. If we knew they were legitimate, it might be fine to leave them on the site. However, without proper vetting, budding writers may get sucked into sending their stories to unknown countries with questionable legal protections, and it'll look like this site may be endorsing them. I say punt them.