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This account (now deleted) is always posting the same message that links to a different documented API function each time. The dead giveaway is the Google Ads heading and large Web development services banner in addition to the consistency of every answer that contains no helpful information except a direct link to the advertisement page.

I noticed the account when the message was wrongly posted as an answer to a C# Winforms question. I flagged the answer for a moderator attention; however there seems to be no way to flag the entire account for moderator attention so I'm posting the info here.

For my justification of flagging this account see May I promote products or websites I am affiliated with here? in the FAQ.

Update 1 - further investigation
Here's a sample of the URL that was posted (from my browser history):
http://java.pakcarid.com/Cpp.aspx?sub=640&ff=4142&topid=46&sls=25

Here's a sample of the answer format - it's always the same: one sentence, one link, linking to a function on the java.pakcarid.com domain.

Coordinates of the cursor relative to the screen

http://java.pakcarid.com/Cpp.aspx?sub=386&ff=3064&topid=40&sls=25

These answers are relatively useless as far as information considering they are templated and especially compared to real answers in the thread.

Click here and judge for yourselves by scanning Stackoverflow for java.pakcarid.com via Google search.


Update 2 - Report this Adsense account to Google

I'd encourage the community (if they feel comfortable) to visit http://java.pakcarid.com/ click the "Ads by Google" logo and report the account. I submitted the following report to Google. Feel free to use it for your own report.

This site creates user accounts on http://stackoverflow.com/ and plants templated, useless answers that link to its Google adsense pages. See discussion about it here within the community among users and moderators spam account/domain needs attention - target java.pakcarid.com

( and provide a link back to this article of discussion)

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I've seen that URL before, and flagged it as spam when it was being posted by another user. Because this is a repeat offender, you can also ask to have the URL blacklisted so they won't be able to post it in the future. –  Brad Larson Feb 23 '11 at 17:11
    
Wished I had caught that URL to save it here in the comments. Did anybody else get it before the account was deleted? (I can check my browser history on my home computer this evening). –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 19:02
    
Based on my investigation of java.pakcarid.com I've flagged another answer for mod attention linked to this meta article asking for the domain to be blacklisted. The flag was added to stackoverflow.com/questions/1481251/… and linked back to this meta discussion. pakcaird seems to be linked all over the place on SO. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 19:47
    
Yes, this was typical of an account that quietly registers, makes a few tolerable posts and then starts spamming like crazy. –  Tim Post Feb 23 '11 at 19:51
    
Can the domain java.pakcarid.com be blacklisted based on this information? To prevent similar accounts being opened and linking to it in the future. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 19:53
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@John K - I'll send a recommendation to blacklist it, as it seems to be a concerted effort to plant links. Just saw your flag for it. –  Tim Post Feb 23 '11 at 19:58
    
Would you believe Lois is back? With several more accounts? I'm quite certain that domain will enjoy a network wide ban. –  Tim Post Feb 23 '11 at 20:02
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Wow. I ran that query you linked and found no fewer than three lois accounts, each of which was spamming that URL in their answers: lois, lois, and lois. I've flagged all of them. –  Brad Larson Feb 23 '11 at 20:04
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@Brad Larson - You are my hero. –  Tim Post Feb 23 '11 at 20:05
    
Somehow I do believe it! :) I hope we can blacklist Lois' domain so they can create another and do the same. I think Lois has unknowingly become my arch nemesis and I will fight until the day I die. Move over Bruce Willis in Unbreakable. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 20:06
    
I posted Update 2 in case anybody wants to report the Adsense account to Google. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 20:33
    
@John K: Welcome to the league of Spam-Hunters. :D –  Time Traveling Bobby Feb 24 '11 at 7:29

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We blacklisted this URL so it can't be added any more.

Any time you see a URL repeated more than at least ~3 times, let a moderator know and they can esclalate it to us for blacklisting.

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Why can not the system detech URL with prefixes that are used more the a few time, so they can be checked out. (Or maybe stop low rep users posting any URL that points to a page with google adverts on it.) –  Ian Ringrose Feb 24 '11 at 11:06
    
@Ian Ringrose: Your last suggestion would require a http-round-trip to that page inlcuding parsing of it. –  Time Traveling Bobby Feb 24 '11 at 12:44
    
@Bobby, true, but only when pages on web sites with more the n links to them would be worth checking and once the web site has been recorded as OK, there would not be a need to check every link to it. –  Ian Ringrose Feb 24 '11 at 12:46
    
@Ian Ringrose: That would need a white-list...and maintaining those can be expensive with not much gain. But I agree on the first part of your suggestion, a script pretty similar to the vote-fraud-mechanism could check for such things on a regular basis. –  Time Traveling Bobby Feb 24 '11 at 12:51

Just flag one post for Moderator Attention and add something like I think this is a Spam-User, can you please have a deeper look and maybe delete the whole user? Thanks.. And, tada, one Spammer less on SE.

Edit: You can always flag question/answers/users even if you're unsure what to do with them, or if you are unsure if they've really violated a rule. A mod will look at it and decide what to do. Alternately, you can use the chat and post the specific information there.

Edit2: Also, if you want to go an extra mile, you can get Web of Trust, which is basically a community-driven rating system for websites, and flag 'em there for spam. But be careful if it is a subdomain of a 'good' web-hoster, because the rating will be shared with it's parent.

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Thanks. I did so and linked to this question so the mod can have more info. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 8:42
    
Chat's a great idea for immediate interaction. Wish I had thought of that. Thanks again. –  John K Feb 23 '11 at 19:03
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@John K - There's usually at least one SO mod and one SO employee in "The Tavern" on chat.meta.stackoverflow.com Just mention one of us by @name. –  Tim Post Feb 23 '11 at 20:14

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