I don't have statistics to backup my claims, but I hope you do.

I just flagged an answer as spam on webapps.SE. Most of the spam I reported are:

  1. Posted as answers
  2. On https://webapps.stackexchange.com
  3. The moderators are relatively slow to remove it (understandably, it's okay)

I get a spam answer on every question more or less, and that's an insane number. On other websites I very rarely, if ever get spammed.

I try to avoid asking questions on that site because of spam. The other day, someone posted please help me please, with a photo of a trapped women, and it really bothered me. That was the first time I saw a spammer uploading an image; usually they just write text.

Is spam is higher on that site than average or is it my bad luck? If it's higher then why?

BTW, I'm a member on smaller sites than webapps.se, and I don't get spammed. Something is weird there.

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    There's a coordinated effort to remove spam around the SE network (see this for example) and thanks to them most spam around the network is gone within seconds. I don't know if webapps is being hit by a particularly strong spam wave, but I would have brought this up with Charcoal.
    – M.A.R.
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:17
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    @M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Who's Charcoal?
    – Lynob
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:20
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    WebApps is 16th in the network for volume of spam
    – CalvT
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:23
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    @Lynob see our website; basically, we detect & delete spam across the Stack Exchange network. If we miss a spam wave, we'd very much like to know about it :)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:27
  • @CalvT does this stat holds true even for the last 3 months or so? That's when i noticed the increase in spam
    – Lynob
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:30
  • @Lynob that's the last 30 days I believe. It's from the graph page of the website Glorfindel mentioned.
    – CalvT
    Nov 23, 2018 at 13:36


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