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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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Do website usernames indicate spam?

Disclaimer: I'm only an active contributor to Charcoal SE project. Prior to flagging my first spam here, I didn't even know "Drupal" can be a word. I had my first declined flag on Drupal, and it's ...
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Spam post should not be upvoted!

I have seen an user which reputation is "6" and I saw one user up-voted the spam post. Spam post should not be up-voted!
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Post attracting spam?

This post dpm() does not display any results on screen has been receiving spam suggesstoins for several times today. I have seen this suggestion (the content slightly differs each time) for the ...
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Why near the UTC TIME 5:00 appears spam questions? [closed]

I have seen that normally near the UTC TIME 5:00 appears spam questions, Why? Normally in other sites of the network I don't see this behavior. And usually there are two questions. The moderators have ...
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Why is my SPAM served so slow?

I mean, often there is a "1 question with new activity" button. I click it immediately when it appears for me, and whoa, question is already deleted. It's pretty irritating - if post gets deleted ...
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User babylisscurl is repeatedly spamming this site

There is a user "babylisscurl" who is repeatedly spamming this site. You guys should IP ban him or sometime. See this for proof. Also, nuke all remaining accounts he / she has.
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Getting issue during post a answer if reputation low

one account having reputation low get this issue during post answer but able to answer that question having more reputation same network. Your post cannot be submitted at this time due to the ...
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Please introduce anti-spam restrictions

Due to large amount of SPAM these days (see Lots of question related to weight lose, fatty tissue etc in daily. Is it added intentionally?) I propose to introduce following restrictions for ...
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SPAM in review queue

Questions like this: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/q/123897/16495 suddenly started to appear in off-topic review queue. Why? Is it a human error, or we have some new detection mechanism that fails ...
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Is there is any ban option for users if he post spam continuously?

How to ban spam users one who is posting continuously the spam post? Even though I flagged his post as spam for number of times, he is posting the spam continuously. How to stop spam users?
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spam flagging workflow too complicated?

This morning there were at least 6 questions along the lines of "Watch Northern Ireland vs Russia Live football Online TV Link". I wanted to follow the call to action and i have a feeling the workflow ...
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If a user had several spam post, should not be deleted?

There is a user who had 3 spam post. That user is not deleted...should it be deleted? If that's the case how should we report or flag this user or similar users.
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Similar Spam Post everyday

I am seeing a spam post about ESPN/Watch HD everyday and I think its from the same user https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/62920/nhl-los-angeles-kings-vs-edmonton-oilers-live-nhl-online-free-...
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why there is a limit in flag spam?

I wonder why we have a limit in the spam flags. Should we not have a limit to flag spam post? I am curious to know why we have that limit. :).
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When there is a spam question and there is also an spam answer should I flag both?

We have some spam questions with spam answer...is it sufficient to only flag the questions or we should also flag the answer in order that the moderators can take a look?
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spam attack…is there anything else that the community can do to help the moderators?

I feel that recently we are fighting more with the spammers. But is flagging enough to help the moderators? any other measure we can do? I don't know something like when you flag and it is trusted ...
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Block this spammer [closed]

This one has answered/commented two questions, both with spam. https://drupal.stackexchange.com/users/12373/clavier-arabe I suggest blocking this user by admin.
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What should I do when I see spam posts?

I found a post that I consider merely spam. What should I do? Should I down-vote the spam, remove the spam link, or post a question on the meta site to ask them to delete the spam?
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Is this spam or just not an answer?

This answer (the link is for 10k users) puzzles me: I first flagged it as not an answer but then looking at the user profile, I saw that just the website is filled (but without a correct link), so I ...
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Call to action: Fight spam

From time in time, Drupal Answers gets a bunch of spam posts; sometimes the posts are just one to two in a week, and sometimes there is more spam in a single day. We have the way to fight that by ...
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Don't allow unregistered users to post answers

I counted at least 33 spam posts posted in the past 12 hours; all of them were created from unregistered users. Maybe unregistered users should not be able to create posts, in the same way they are ...
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Rampant amount of spam being posted as answers

I've run out of my 5 spam flags, the following users are all spammers. I'll add more if more appear. https://drupal.stackexchange.com/users/3513/victoria https://drupal.stackexchange.com/users/3512/...
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My reputation was decreased when I down-voted spam answers

I saw two questions with spam answers; I have down-voted these answers, and I saw that my reputation has been decreased. Why?
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Does flagging a post as spam automatically down-votes it?

I flagged some posts from the same user as spam, and I have noticed that all those posts have been down-voted. Is that an automatic down-voted caused by flagging the posts as spam? If this is the ...
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Doesn't SE catch spam messages?

The user onemetersunshine created 9 spam posts in 20 minutes that follow a specific schema, and contain 2 links to the same site. Doesn't SE software automatically detect such posts, or is there a ...