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I was rather irritated when reading this answer, by EL&U moderator:

I'd suggest that when you see something like this, flag one of the posts with a custom flag to bring it to our attention

Sorry but I don't think that's correct. Spam should be flagged as spam, period.

I do understand the problem though, so my suggestion for a win-win solution is raise automatic moderator flag after X posts have been auto deleted as spam from same account or IP address.

Above example is from a specific site, but the idea holds true for all sites.

This won't stop spam of course, just make the spammers' life bit harder by having their accounts deleted faster.

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    Oops, my search skills failed me this time, this was asked already. ^^ Commented May 26, 2014 at 11:43

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