Once I started letting the posts be public again, I've gotten a few more Russkie "friends". Yes,the Red Menace is still out there, though nothing in numbers like before. But now I can do more than ban and block them and get their stupid Commie names off my list. I can tell on them to LJ!
Seriously, this must be serious if LJ put a bot control tool on here to help people report these little pieces of garbage. It's nice to be able to fight back. But I'm taking the blog back private anyway, I'm so sick of Russkie bots. Pity we can't just nuke 'em. Dosvidanya, Commies!
They're all Russian bots. If you hover your cursor over their userpic or username, a menu pops up that gives you the option of banning & blocking, which makes their names invisible on your flist and keeps them from posting (though it doesn't remove you from THEIR list, alas; but at least you don't have to see them), AND reporting them to LJ as a suspected bot.
Report them first, then ban&block. They're evil and must be stopped. It's a HUGE problem on LJ, apparently; so many people complained that they created the bot removal option. I got hit with over 600 of them in the space of a few days. Banned and blocked 'em all, and now I'm in the process of reporting them as bots, working off my b&b list...damn Commies!
Кто еще не гэсс - раз, два.