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Peacock Affect and his Beautiful Silence spambots

  • 20 November 2017
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I thought there was another thread about this situation but I can't find it so I'm starting a new one.

There's a user called Peacock Affect who is spamming people with bots that are all called Beautiful Silence. Some got deleted after the other person's post on this but there are still others. This is one;


And some URLs:
https://soundcloud.com/user-785408252
https://soundcloud.com/user-291500106
https://soundcloud.com/user-803257986
https://soundcloud.com/user-306241000
https://soundcloud.com/user-983902533
https://soundcloud.com/user-167562920


They all say "Beautiful Silence Promoting some of the best upcoming and unheard of music" in the profile description, but they all just repost one track by Peacock Affect
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Best answer by Mathis 21 November 2017, 17:43

Hi there,

Thank you for reporting. These account should now be gone. In order to report them in the future, it'll be most efficient to use the onsite reporting so that our Trust & Safety team sees these profiles and can investigate further.

https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003566708-Reporting-a-spam-account

Cheers
Mathis
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Hi there,

Thank you for reporting. These account should now be gone. In order to report them in the future, it'll be most efficient to use the onsite reporting so that our Trust & Safety team sees these profiles and can investigate further.

https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003566708-Reporting-a-spam-account

Cheers
Mathis
https://soundcloud.com/search/people?q=silent%20sadness

Unbelievable -

I'm not one to complain, there are a lot of promotion and repost Soundclouds, they don't really bother me that much.

For 6 Months now I am added with 'Beautiful Silence' and The One track by this guy. I thought the track was so-so, not really a fan of it. Not a week went by though without having an add from a beautiful Silence Account, sometimes upto 6 adds on one account asking me to listen to this one song by this one guy again.

I thought this was all sorted out; I have just logged in and now there is an add from 'Silent Sadness' ;
It says on this guys webpage he is signed to Universal Japan; I am sure that being the case then they can afford conventional advertising!?!

https://soundcloud.com/search/people?q=silent%20sadness

18 Spam Accounts! All promoting the One track by the 1 guy, who does he think he is?

https://soundcloud.com/user-70633425
https://soundcloud.com/user-105928540-115510095
https://soundcloud.com/user-271057786
https://soundcloud.com/user-941164393
https://soundcloud.com/user-659495956
https://soundcloud.com/user-952938062
https://soundcloud.com/user-515331540
https://soundcloud.com/user-906883744

That's just the first 8 there are another 10 more I can see.
I've Counted 35 Accounts with a quick search there are possibly more, can somebody take some screenshots I can't do it on my phone, thankyou.
If you do a search for the profile description on each of these bot accounts: "Promoting some of the best upcoming and unheard of music" there's also a load of others.
Some are called different variations of Cactus Infant From Hell:
https://soundcloud.com/cactusinfanthell1111
https://soundcloud.com/cactusinfantfromhell
There's some that have the same pictures as Beautiful Silence ones that are now deleted:
https://soundcloud.com/user648199713


In fact there's a lot of repeated pictures on different profiles.


Basically everything under this search is promoting a single Peacock Affect track.
https://soundcloud.com/search/people?q=Promoting%20some%20of%20the%20best%20upcoming%20and%20unheard%20of%20music
Hi there,

Thank you for reporting. These account should now be gone. In order to report them in the future, it'll be most efficient to use the onsite reporting so that our Trust & Safety team sees these profiles and can investigate further.

https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003566708-Reporting-a-spam-account

Cheers
Mathis


Also just to be clear no disrespect to Mathis, I think the answer was good; I have only revived this post because the Spam continues again under a different name so it is possible that just reporting to the link might not help the situation - I have made another post about this. It is possibly a discussion topic as what constitutes 'Spam' etc,This is a very unusual scenario though as this is unlike any other repost/promotion account as it is just about one persons song all the time and the spammers are very prolific with hundreds of accounts at a time. I am saddened that this is still happening but hopefully Soundcloud can improve with its policies and deciding where people are promoting their music too aggressively. Thankyou.

If this thread continues please post screenshots as I can't do this on my phone; I would like to just stop being harassed by this guy and his songs.
Thankyou @Fake Activity Detector

Crazy situation, thankyou for the screenshots.

They all follow a small amount of users from 1-500

This is possibly how they are trying to stop being deleted - I imagine these accounts are being reported but it is doing little use as there are so many.

- This one is close to the limit of 2000 I think is the biggest one https://soundcloud.com/user-987660417

Most of the accounts I have seen are following smaller amounts of people.

It's the most agressive soundcloud promotion of any musician I have ever seen, even the tracks with Millions of plays and reposts and followers etc.. You can unfollow the channels etc.. If you are not liking the track. There doesn't seem to be any way to stop from seeing this track nearly everyday.
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If you do a search for the profile description on each of these bot accounts: "Promoting some of
Basically everything under this search is promoting a single Peacock Affect track.
https://soundcloud.com/search/people?q=Promoting%20some%20of%20the%20best%20upcoming%20and%20unheard%20of%20music


I just did that and then narrowed it down to "Joined In The Last Day" .... 29 Silent Sadness bot accounts added in the last 24 hours ... all reposting the same Peacock Affect track.