Just wanted to let you know that I have reported the new spam and it should be taken care of again. I hate the spam and just wish they (spammers) would leave our site alone! Very frustrating!
Thank for your patience again!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 02.22 PMby julietta

    Thanks Sew4my3! I just don’t understand how the same member can keep on spamming the whole forum. Isn’t it possible to delete his account?

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    Apr 16, 2010, 03.02 PMby gedwoods

    They’ve created a new logon, a variation on the old one. I think the earlier one was deleted, but there’s nothing to stop a spammer from creating a new logon each time… It worries me. Is there not a way to track the internet address of the registree – I know this won’t catch every case either, but if the same computer/server tries to log on through different accounts, it should be possible to catch them….? Or am I being naive?

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    Apr 20, 2010, 06.52 AMby julietta

    Here is one more spam disguised as a project http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/kemp-s-jacket Once you go on the instructions it’s obvious that they are looking for free advertising.

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      Apr 20, 2010, 11.45 AMby sew4my3

      Thank you. The spam business gets so out of hand at times and shows up everywhere. Thank you for letting me know where it is at.

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    May 31, 2010, 07.58 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    I would categorize this as spam myself, but your thoughts? http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/aokecut/my_activity

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    May 31, 2010, 08.21 AMby thecuriouskiwi

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      Oct 21, 2011, 09.15 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      Are you kidding me?! So now you are spamming our discussion on spam – seriously? Get lost!

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    May 31, 2010, 02.27 PMby sew4my3

    GOT IT, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 07.29 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    More Spam, http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/mlb-jersey-wholesale-mlb-jersey-nhl-jersey-wholesale-nhl-jersey Part of me wants to leave a comment for them saying how much I would like to squash them under my thumb for interfering in my recreational reading ‘space’, but the sensible part knows I should ignore them and walk away. Damn getting older and wiser, so dull. LOL

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    Jul 29, 2010, 05.18 PMby steampunkginger

    this is disguised as a project post, but is actually trying to induce readers to purchase various football jerseys… http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/girl-friends-comforted-her

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      Jul 29, 2010, 06.30 PMby sew4my3

      Thank you!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 10.41 AMby wackyblonde

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      Aug 13, 2010, 07.54 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I just saw this one too, please zap it

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    Sep 3, 2010, 02.43 PMby julietta

    New spam…this member is posting advertising messages in the comments of blog posts http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/mbt00/my_activity

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      Sep 3, 2010, 06.38 PMby sew4my3

      Got it and thank you for helping to take on these spammers!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 08.42 AMby lazylinchen

    HelloI I think this one is spam too: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/our-ugg-care-is-pretty-important Is there any official place where I can indicate spam? I would love to be of any help. HAve a nice day!

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      Nov 11, 2010, 04.50 PMby sew4my3

      Thanks! It was spam but I have destroyed it.

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    Nov 12, 2010, 03.03 PMby julietta

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      Nov 12, 2010, 03.56 PMby sew4my3

      Got it and destroyed it! Thanks for letting me know!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 07.26 PMby sew4my3

    I have taken care of the new spam for the moment. We have had an abundance of new spam lately. Please feel free to email me through my messages to let me know when you come across these. I go through and look for them throughout the day and try to get them all but also depend on you to let me know when I’ve missed some. Thank you members!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 11.16 AMby SexyKolora

    Oh wow, this is good to know. Thank you for the advice.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.24 PMby carolyn-s

    Have you sen this project? http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/seo-consultant-india This is nothing to do with sewing!!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 05.05 PMby sew4my3

      Thanks so much for catching this! The spam has been destroyed.

      Happy sewing!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 10.00 AMby lazylinchen

    Hi there! Could the projects of this member be spam? pkcheaper Have a nice day!

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      Jan 27, 2011, 06.13 AMby sew4my3

      Thanks lazylinchen,

      It was indeed spam and has been taken care of. Thanks for the extra set of eyes!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 12.28 PMby ichigogirl

    This member is someone trying to promote a website selling merchandise, not a seamstress:

    http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/pkcheaper/my_activity

    I found the text a bit weird so checked out “her” website and found one of her dresses for sale: http://www.sinomart.com/Alluring-Empire-Strapless-Knee-length-Bowes-Satin-Cocktail-Homecoming-Dresses_p11376.html

    It looks way too industrial and big scale to be appropriate here. Spam, I say.

    Oh, lazylinchen already reported it!

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      Jan 27, 2011, 06.14 AMby sew4my3

      Thanks ichigogirl, posting the links helps to make finding them a lot quicker.

      Happy sewing!

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    Jan 28, 2011, 04.47 PMby lazylinchen

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.44 AMby sew4my3

      The account has been deactivated and any post by them has been removed. Thanks again!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 08.50 AMby misslivia

    New spam: http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/bosebrand/my_activity and all their comments in the discussion forums!

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      Feb 12, 2011, 08.58 AMby sew4my3

      They have been zapped!

      Thanks for letting me know!
      Happy sewing!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 08.09 PMby gedwoods

    There’s a response to a comment that I made a while back in the Burdastyle Resource Map page (http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/the-burdastyle-resource-map-revisited) that is clearly spam.

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      Apr 7, 2011, 05.25 AMby sew4my3

      Taken care of and thanks for being on the look out!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 07.11 AMby lazylinchen

    Hi there! This user seems to spam the projects page: http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/jewellery11/my_activity

    Have a good day!

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      Apr 15, 2011, 07.16 PMby sew4my3

      Thanks!

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    Apr 21, 2011, 07.29 AMby candyjoyce

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      Apr 21, 2011, 03.14 PMby bekaem

      I agree!

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      Apr 21, 2011, 09.31 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi candyjoyce and bekaem,

      We hear your concerns regarding this member. The difference between a project and spam can be a fine line. The team is working on a set of standards for what defines a “Project.” As our community continues to grow, this is an ever present issue we are faced with. Feel free to email me with your thoughts on what defines a “Project”. I’d love to hear what you think!

      rachel@burdastyle.com

      -Rachel

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    Apr 27, 2011, 04.10 PMby ccsinspirations

    Everything this member posts is purely to promote her shop. Nothing is a genuine “I made this to wear” project. The continued posting of her fabric is definitely not a PROJECT. It is a real shame that the front page gets so cluttered with this kind of spam. This has been going on for a few months now, she seems to have burdastyle’s blessing?! There may be a fine line between a project and spam, but these listings are very obviously spam… http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-small-blue-flower-prints-in-white-thanks-to-mom

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/floral-pattern-sets-3-fat-quarter-from-5-choices

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-orange-sun-flowers-in-white-for-mothers-day Direct Quote:

    “About Us

    Nature Research Apparel Co., Ltd. Hongkong, was established two years ago, dedicated to the research and development of silk clothing. Headquartered in Hong Kong and operated out of Zhuhai, China, the company has its own factory in Shantou, Guandong. So we are a typical SPA - specialty retailer of own brand apparel design and manufacturing; moreover, we market our own products strictly online through out the world."

    They are a RETAILER, none of the items are handmade, they come from a factory…..

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      May 2, 2011, 07.20 PMby rachelnyc

      Thank you for commenting ccsinspirations,

      We are working on a standard definition for projects and will be sharing it with the community soon via a blog post.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      May 12, 2011, 01.19 PMby ichigogirl

      I agree (with ccsinspirations).
      Spam it is. Projects it ain’t.
      People who sew for a big company don’t mean that that company should get to use Burdastyle for free advertising.
      Not good for the community.

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    May 5, 2011, 03.41 PMby amibambini

    I am looking forward to seeing this standard definition for projects. After being really annoyed with regularly seeing Asia Queens mass produced ‘projects’ on the front page, along with the odd fact that it seems ok with Burdastyle to leave it there (Asia Queen’s profile and projects are still up on this site right now, even though they have stopped showing up on the projects page), it got me to wondering.. what exactly constitutes a project on Burdastyle?

    First of all, what is Burdastyle about?

    The headline of the website is “Burdastyle, for people who sew”, and in the FAQ’s it is described as thus, “BurdaStyle is a place for people who sew or would like to learn. Our aim is to bring the traditional craft of sewing to a new generation of fashion designers, sewing hobbyists, DIYers and anyone looking to sew something.”

    So my personal interpretation of this statement, along with my experience of the website as whole, is that it’s for individuals (not corporations) using their very own hands and brains to create objects out of general sewing paraphernalia, ie fabric, thread and notions. It’s a great place to learn skills, download patterns and share projects. My interpretation of a ‘project’ is something that is physically sewn by the individual represented in their profile. Definitely nothing mass produced in a factory.

    However, I am no lawyer, so maybe my reading of the FAQ description is wrong, and it could indeed cover mass produced items from factories. Factory workers are people too right? So maybe instead of the factory outlet marketing arm having a profile on Burdastyle, the actual workers could post here. They could post pictures of the item they were assembling, the description sure would be interesting..

    “I worked 12 hours and made 95 of these today, and earned the equivalent of US$1 an hour, (but I’d be lucky if I see that, because over 60% of garment workers in Chinese ‘special economic zones’ get paid below minimum wage, are faced with up to 150 hours overtime per month and have no written contract). I have one day off a month and joining a union is an arrestable offense. It’s boring and makes my eyes and neck hurt but hey, at least my lunch was delicious.”

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      May 5, 2011, 04.48 PMby katexxxxxx

      A kinda ‘How I made a crappy ’wedding gown’ in 45 mins’ type of thing…

      I think I prefer the stuff that is made with love, enthusiasm, all levels of skill, and the willingness to learn that we get on a regular basis here. :)

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    May 12, 2011, 01.15 PMby ichigogirl

    http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/asiaqueen/my_studio/projects

    I do think Burdastyle should remove AsiaQueen from the website. There is not a single handmade project in her profile. Now she seems to use it to promote her shop and sell fabric.

    As cute as her fabrics are, it would be sad if Burdstyle turns into a free advertising space for vendors of fabrics and notion, or of rtw clothing.

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      May 13, 2011, 06.04 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey ichigogirl,

      Thank you for your comment, it’s been really interesting hearing everyone’s opinion on the matter. The BurdaStyle team is working on a resolution to the issue.

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      May 16, 2011, 02.04 PMby ichigogirl

      rachelnyc: thank you for your reply! I really, really don’t, however, understand why you are so generous towards asiaqueen, who obviously is a company and not a person and who is STILL promoting their fabric for sale and rtw-clothing here, compared to other companies who try to use this site for free advertsing. What makes you all want to keep them on the site? I don’t get it…

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    May 14, 2011, 03.40 PMby bekaem

    There is also some spam in ‘What is Open Source Sewing’ – posts by Mamta Sharma, who doesn’t actually seem to exist as a member.

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      May 14, 2011, 09.06 PMby sew4my3

      Yes, I blocked their account some time ago but am still running in to their leftover spam here and there. If you run across them click the lightening bolt below them so I know where they are and I can delete them.

      Thanks for the information!

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      May 17, 2011, 08.42 PMby ccsinspirations

      I clicked the lightening bolt, but here is the link too! Her link is for dogtreats!!

      http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/create-a-print-at-home-pattern-pdf

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      May 17, 2011, 09.29 PMby sew4my3

      ccsinpirations,

      That is so weird. It is marked and yet doesn’t show up on my spam removal page. I guess this is another one for the tech team to deal with. Thanks!

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    May 15, 2011, 08.46 AMby julietta

    Now, another fabric shop has discovered burdastyle for free advertising:

    Furugi Star

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/floral-pattern-sets-3-fat-quarter-from-5-choices

    And why is Asia Queen still not blocked even though her “projects” do not comply to the new definition of what a project is?

    The project page is more and more turning into a fabric shop and in my opinion it is a bad business practice to let businesses advertise for free. Just think about the money you are losing in advertising through this…

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      May 16, 2011, 03.19 AMby sew4my3

      Asia Queen has been contacted to remove the items on their own. If they do not within the time given they will be removed by us.

      Thanks for the information on the other one.

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    May 17, 2011, 11.27 AMby ccsinspirations

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/uk-royal-wedding-william-and-kate-celebration-grey-color

    Asia Queen has added 6 more fabrics for sale. TODAY! I really don’t understand the reasoning behind Burdastyle letting her clutter the Project page. She has contributed nothing that even remotely would count as a true project. Her only use for Burdastyle is to promote her fabric sales and the Silk company she works for. Why she has not been removed from the community?

    Even with all the complaints against her, Burdastyle still lets her post anything she wants!?! I seriously have to ask, is she paying a fee to be allowed to promote herself this way? Is Burdastyle profiting from her posts? I don’t know what else could be the answer, but I would sure love to know! Thanks for letting me rant!

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      May 17, 2011, 02.32 PMby ichigogirl

      I agree wholeheartedly!
      Imho there’s Etsy for supplies and Burdastyle for showing off homemade projects. Asiaqueen’s uninterrupted spamming of Burdastyle will make me avoid the Asiaqueen shop on Etsy.

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      May 17, 2011, 09.26 PMby sew4my3

      Hello Fellow Members! I am happy to announce that Asia Queen has been taken care of and blocked from further postings. It is my belief, that this member was mistaken for a true member by the team staff and given the chance to recover properly but the member failed to do so. They are now blocked from posting. Thank you all for your patience on this.

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    May 17, 2011, 09.06 PMby sew4my3

    Hello Fellow Members! I am happy to announce that Asia Queen has been taken care of and blocked from further postings. It is my belief, that this member was mistaken for a true member by the team staff and given the chance to recover properly but the member failed to do so. They are now blocked from posting. Thank you all for your patience on this.

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      May 25, 2011, 03.57 AMby koobakii

      Asia Queen, quite clearly, has no regard for the Burdastyle protocol in any shape or form, as new ‘fabric for sale’ postings are continuing to clog up the projects pages. Surely you have the power to delete her account(s) ?? This morning is the 25 May, 2011 and she’s posting thick and fast.

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      May 25, 2011, 12.45 PMby ichigogirl

      I noticed AsiaQueen’s new spam too, very annoying. Just goes to show that this is not a “member” but a spammer, please remove “her” again:
      http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-girl-sues-day-life
      Not a project, it’s fabric for sale.
      And I really don’t understand how he/she/it could ever be mistaken as a true member. Well well :-)

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      May 25, 2011, 02.13 PMby rogue-cellist

      I came in here to mention the page full of Asia Queen’s fabrics for sale in the projects too. For reference it’s now Thursday 26th May where I am.

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      May 25, 2011, 04.00 PMby sew4my3

      Working on it again. These spammers are really persistent with wanting to post here! Arg!!!! It looks like there is a problem with blocking them and we are having to get the tech peeps on it. So sorry for the interruption in Burdastyle cruising. Thanks for letting me know.

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    May 19, 2011, 02.38 PMby ccsinspirations

    Now how on earth is she leaving spam when the account doesn’t appear to exist?! LOL

    “Today, 07.56 AM by Mamta Sharma”

    http://www.burdastyle.com/discussions/getting-started/topics/what-is-open-source-sewing

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      May 19, 2011, 07.58 PMby sew4my3

      That is very strange! LOL

      I have been in a battle with this spammer for some time now. Blocking their account, deleting their account and removing their spam. I’m not sure what the deal is but I think it’s time to call in the big guns, TECH TEAM. lol

      It will have to be left in place so they can check it out but I will let you know what I find out. Thanks again!

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