Spam in the Optiverse Community

by Optimizely ‎10-27-2014 October 27, 2014

Hey Optiverse!

 

Last night, a spammer was able to programmatically create several fake accounts and post "spammy" discussions to the community. Once the issue was noticed, we were quickly able to delete all of the suspicious content and ban the offending users.  We are actively working to put functionality in place so that this does not happen again. 

 

In the short term, we have disabled the "edit HTML" feature to ensure that the spammers can not continue to take advantage of this functionality. We hope to have this feature back up and running soon. 

 

My deepest apologies for any incoveniece caused. Transparency is a core value here at Optimizely and I want to make sure that you all feel comfortable and safe engaging in Optiverse. 

 

Please feel free to email optiverse@optimizely.com directly if you have any questions or concerns about the issue. Also, please never hesitate to reach out if you see any posts that are not in line with the community guidelines

 

Thanks!

 

-Amanda

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‎10-28-2014 October 28, 2014

Amanda,

 

I noticed it all yesterday and assumed it was just a bot getting in.

 

Nice to see it all cleaned up now. 

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