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Questions tagged [spam]

This tag is for questions about suspected user spam, the spam flag or combating spam as a community.

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We are (were?) under spam attack

"Processed Meat" already added on Charcoal HQ a link to the following Meta SE thread -> https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/47205047#47205047 From rev 5 of Web Applications is being &...
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What kind of spammer/scammer operates by removing a tag from a question?

Quite often I am notified of a suggested edit by an anonymous user on How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username. For example today: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/...
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Should we delete spam links as well as flagging the post?

I recently reviewed this question how can I increase my website loading speed. It was a single line question including a link to a site. I think my website speed is not good. so how can I increase ...
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Marketing sock puppets

Apparently there are a few new sockpuppets that are asking wildly off-topic questions about finding mobile/Facebook developers and answering each other's questions with recommendations for a ...
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Drop spam flag lock action limit from 6 flags to 4

I'll admit, I haven't looked at the data, but I don't think there are many times the 6 flag lock limit was used as opposed to a mod dropping in with a binding flag. Can the limit be dropped to ...
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Livestream sports spam

We've had a half-dozen spam questions the last few days hawking live streams of soccer (or, if you prefer, football) matches. I expect the trend to continue. A couple of them were using the goo.gl ...
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Multiple new users linking to same service

Most of the answers they've posted only say go to www.jsondata.com but a few mention how it may be company employees posting these short answers. Are they applicable to be marked as spam if they all ...
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How do we handle one hit answers pimping own sites?

I've noticed that due to the nature of the site, Web Apps tends to get a lot of one-hit answers from people pushing their own sites. For example: Is there a web-based VNC? Looking a look at the ...
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Should this site include a “This is Spam” or “Mark as Spam” button?

I think spammers can easily take advantage of this site because of the lack of "mark as spam" feature.