Please add enter image description here to the URL blacklist (on Ask Ubuntu, if that's site specific).

A good part of recent spam linked to this site (always 1-rep users, lower case user names). Currently three such posts were made in the last hour:

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Actually, going through all the other spam from today, maybe the lists in this question/answer should be re-considered for blocking. :-( –  htorque Oct 24 '11 at 10:26
You're getting both and The former wasn't in your list on the other question, so I added it. That makes it the third duplicate URL in the cross-site spam on Drupal and Ask Ubuntu. Also, I suggest that the other 10 URLs from this spammer which hit Drupal get added to the blacklist; both lists are available in my answer to the question you linked. –  Kevin Vermeer Oct 24 '11 at 12:25
@KevinVermeer Yes, in the meantime a couple from those URLs in your list showed up at Ask Ubuntu too (multiple times). I guess it's safe to blacklist all the URLs in those two lists. I know that blacklisting those URLs won't put an end to the spamming, but it's at least more effective than blocking the IP addresses –  htorque Oct 24 '11 at 14:34 spam –  user257067 Mar 31 at 18:41
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up vote 10 down vote accepted

These attacks all came from a bot, I just strengthened our anti bot protection, which will be deployed today.

After this change I can track how sophisticated these bots get and will not rest until these bots either run a full blown web browser with a full blown JavaScript interpreter or discover an algorithmic solution to reCAPTCHA.

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Or become so sophisticated they start creating automated constructive answers to survive. –  user149432 Oct 25 '11 at 3:28
obligatory +1 for obligatory xkcd reference –  Antony Oct 25 '11 at 3:42
" a full blown web browser with a full blown JavaScript interpreter..." - like FlackBot only evil instead. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 25 '11 at 3:42
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