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Raise automatic moderator flag after several spam posts from same account or IP address [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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Recent Mass Football Spam

Is something wrong with StackOverflow's spam filter? Recently there have been huge numbers of spam topics related to football streaming. They have all been spam flagged and deleted but there are more ...
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Auto-delete/destroy 1 rep user when their post is deleted as spam

My common workflow when I see a blatant spam post by a 1 rep user is: flag as spam (when I'm a mod this auto-deletes) go to user profile As a mod, I destroy the user. As a regular user I spam flag ...
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What is the policy on destroying users with very spammy profiles but have not posted spam yet?

A little bit of background first: Over on Puzzling.SE, we've been nuking users that look very spammy, before they've had a chance to post anything. It began with posts like this, which advertised ...
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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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Function to flag users as spambots

StackOverflow probably needs a function to flag users, not only questions and answers. Case in point: SO tools: new posts by recent users. Looking at the few first pages, it appears that almost all ...
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Is there a way (for a moderator) to search for posts that were deleted as Spam?

When site users are on the ball they should be spam flagging posts so they get removed from the front-page and eventually deleted. All this happens without moderator involvement. However, sometimes ...
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How to flag a suspected cracked account?

Since the owner of this answer has been unobtrusive for the past three years, I would not suspect him for spamming. Nevertheless, six identical spammy answers have been posted within minutes. Should ...
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A bounty being offered by another person on a question

I have searched around, but cannot find the answer to this particular question. If another person sets a bounty on a question. If the OP answers the question, can the bounty be awarded to the OP's ...
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