There have been several posts complaining about increased visibility of spam posts.1 At least part of the reason was the fact that the Charcoal team participated in the strike and SmokeDetector wasn't running during the strike.
Now the strike has led to some results. (Thanks once again to the people who participated in the negotiations!)
I suppose many people will be curious whether there are plans to resume the activity of SD. I have checked the Charcoal HQ chatroom, but I did not notice some announcement there so far.
Do the volunteers from the Charcoal team plan to run SD again? If yes, when is this likely to happen?
1On this site: How can we handle spam faster?, Why can't we blacklist questions with a description containing a mobile number and the string "loans"? and Recent proliferation of spam on Server Fault.
ServerFault Meta: Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days and Why can't we black list questions with description contain mobile number and string loans?.
SuperUser Meta: Do the anti spam measures need to be increased? and Combatting Spam: Enhancing Keyword Approval and Filtering
Academia Meta: Spam attack on Academia Stack Exchange?
AskUbuntu Meta: can we do anything about the front page being literally filled with spam.