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There’s a really really active spam operation advertising apparently abortion pills and drugs in Indonesian.

It's extremely frequent; there are 54 hits on MetaSmoke for "aborsi" in the post body. There are 52 for "cytotec", which frequently appears. There are 102 true positives to 11 false for "jual", which means sell according to Google Translate, another term frequently in the spam.

Can something be done about this? Maybe an IP block or some sort of keyword ban to stop these posts? I am posting here so that the staff will see—something really should be done.

If something like this is to happen again, what should we do?

  • I don't speak indonesian but in malay (quite related language) jual means sell. Actually clicking on the link, the phrase "jual obat" is presumably "sell(ing) drugs" (its like "jual ubat" in malay) – Calvin Khor Oct 16 at 6:04
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    Flagging it is good enough - flagging should feed spamram, which should stop stuff from hitting the site and SD at all. – Journeyman Geek Oct 16 at 6:27
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    @Calvin you’re right—they were spamming obat, which means drug. It was late and I was tired when writing this :P – Stormblessed Oct 16 at 13:37
  • SO/SE could integrate Smokey into the code base. Why they haven't yet IDK. Smokey is awesome and does so much good. – NathanOliver- Reinstate Monica Oct 18 at 13:20
  • Cross-site duplicate: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/332633/… – tripleee Oct 19 at 13:11
  • That's not particularly persistent or egregious compared to the top spam gangs we see month after month. – tripleee Oct 19 at 13:24
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From the comments:

Flagging it is good enough - flagging should feed spamram, which should stop stuff from hitting the site and SD at all. – Journeyman Geek

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