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sports-related questions appearing on SO [duplicate]

probbaly a bug somewhere, but there's a lot of sports related questions popping up on SO, getting voted down real fast and disappearing. probably a glitch in some other stackexchange site? (for ...
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What are we doing about spammers [duplicate]

I am very confused about the spamming on Stack Overflow in general. Why? do users spam What? does it even do for them besides create a bit of attention Also what are we doing about this? Also I'...
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Ban URL shortening services

Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this: It's ...
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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Can and should Stack Overflow automatically rewrite bit.ly links? [duplicate]

Quite a few people paste in bit.ly links into comments or answers, sometimes even for linking to other pages (or answers within the same page) on Stack Overflow. This way, you do not see where the ...
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Should spam posts be edited?

I noticed that the posts of the recent spam surge on Ask Ubuntu were all edited by community members into something like EDITED - REMOVED SPAM ANSWER or similar. While I understand why the users ...
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What legal options exist to Stack Exchange to prosecute aggressive users/trolls?

At the electronics Stack Exchange site, Electrical Engineering, we have been plagued by a particular user for a while. (I am not a moderator there and haven't reached the 10k reputation level which ...
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Why shouldn't I downvote spam that I've already flagged?

One of the responses to the question about the mass of football spam said: The proper course of action is to flag the post as spam. Three spam flags will remove it from the front page, six will ...
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How do you deal with legitimate questions from a troll?

What do you do about legitimate questions from the Python Newbie guy (for those who don't know)? Should I flag them as spam and downvote them, or should I leave them alone?
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SPAM deluge over at WebApps (and pretty much all over SE)

Related: Recent Mass Football Spam Web Applications's newest questions page is currently football-SPAM ridden to a surprising degree. Anything ordinary community members can/should do when something ...
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Raise an automatic flag for spammers

When a post gets six spam flags, it is deleted. However, the user account remains in the system. When this happens, an automatic flag should be raised to allow moderators to check the account to see ...
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Dealing with SPAM: Hellbanning obvious spammers

The last time we've discussed hellbanning, it was in the context of low-quality contributors. I agree that people who post crap should not be hellbanned. Suspension, auto-question ban, and all other ...
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Casting a spam flag shouldn't auto-downvote a question

The best thing to do with pure spam questions ('CHEAP NIKES' etc) it to get rid of them as fast as possible. This can be done by the community casting 6 spam flags against the post. However, each ...
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What do we know about the Stack Exchange pharma spammer?

I am creating this question to collect any relevant observations you can provide about the dominant spammer in the Stack Exchange network. More specifically, I am asking about the spammer who ...
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Let me spam-flag all of a user's posts directly from the destroy popup

Currently, the procedure for dealing with a spammer is this: Find spammer Go through all the spammer's posts Undelete the ones that aren't spam-flagged, then re-flag them with your binding moderator ...

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