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There seems to be an issue going around at the moment, where I've seen a number of edits to post that are complete vandalism. Presumably, these get filtered out by diligent users who notice that there is something wrong with the edit, but it would be nice to reduce the work load. What can we do to prevent this from happening?

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    Nothing (15 chars) – Doorknob Jul 23 '13 at 12:28
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    Just reject and move on? The system works, if you notice them. – J. Steen Jul 23 '13 at 12:30
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    Are you certain you are not looking at Suggested Edit audits? And the system works; the edits are being reviewed and rejected. Too many rejections for a given user and they are blocked from suggesting more edits for a week. – Martijn Pieters Jul 23 '13 at 12:31
  • We can increase the number of diligent users who will notice by making suggested edits available in review queues. We're already doing that, actually, and so far the system seems to be working. – Frédéric Hamidi Jul 23 '13 at 12:31
  • Do you have an example of such obvious vandalism? Have you looked at them back to see if any of them got accept votes? – John Dvorak Jul 23 '13 at 12:43
  • @JanDvorak: I posted one example in my answer. I've seen at least once that the edit was accepted by a particularly clever example of spam, but it's been a while... But mostly, this is just to make a spammer's life harder, and the "police"'s work easier. – PearsonArtPhoto Jul 23 '13 at 12:45
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    @PearsonArtPhoto I believe such examples are belong to the question, as they are not bound to a specific solution – John Dvorak Jul 23 '13 at 12:47
  • Presumably ;-) (Okay, old example.) – Arjan Jul 23 '13 at 13:00
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    Related, if you're seeing a single account suggesting the edits: Auto rollback any edits made by a spammer when his account get nuked. – Arjan Jul 23 '13 at 13:02
  • @Arjan the real WTF is two 20k robo-reviewing. One of them has exactly 1000 reviews, and both of them have extremely low rejection ratio – John Dvorak Jul 23 '13 at 13:05
  • @Arjan also note the number of reviews needed has been increased to 3 since then. Also, when were audits introduced? – John Dvorak Jul 23 '13 at 13:07

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