Questions tagged [spam]

This tag is for questions about suspected user spam, the spam flag or combating spam as a community.

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Should SO renumber questions that are abused by spammers?

See this question. The nortorious "ugg boot spammer" keeps returning to this question (if you have 10K powers you can see the deleted spam posts). Obviously, some spammer has this bookmarked and ...
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Am I a spammer?

The question is raised in comments to these two stackoverflow questions (one borked as the submit check only allows me one link): Rebol how to parse A B syntax Error Rebol parse rule with compose ...
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What can we do about the Jon Skeet jokes and other spam in comments?

I've noticed an increase in spammy comments that people post. Take an example of this answer. 3/4 comments are spam and only serve to distract. SO is a programming website and not a humour central, so ...
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What Constitutes Spam?

Over the course of the past several months, there have been one or more users who have been spamming about an XML parsing alternative named "VTD-XML". I have occasionally assisted the ...
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Email spam mentioning stackoverflow profile

I received an interesting email this morning that appears to me to be spam: Hello , I came across your profie in (stackoverflow.com) and I will like us to have a goodrelationship and to ...
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People Advertising their Services/Companies

I have just taken the liberty to edit out some too obnoxious advertising, and I was just wondering what the general consensus is about people advertising their own companies or services? My common ...
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What's the difference between closing as spam and flagging as spam?

Update: The "spam" closing reason has recently been removed. Original post: As far as I know, a user gets a 100 rep penalty when one of their posts is flagged as spam often enough. I just noticed ...
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Increase the number of daily spam flags with reputation

As a +10k-rep user on SO, I use the various tools to identify a lot of spam. There are two lists (new posts by new users and new answers to old questions) which are especially useful for tracking down ...
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Flag outdated CW comments?

It possible to get some moderator action to remove comments relating to Community-Wiki after a question has been changed into a wiki question (either by the owner or the built in thresholds). As an ...
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Tags where all questions have been deleted still appear in tags listing

On superuser.com, I saw a link to the tag cybersex in the tags listing page (leading to the page title "Hottest 'cybersex' Questions). No questions are associated - presumably because it had been ...
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What actually happens when you click the “spam” link for a question or answer?

I have not yet had a need to click the "flag" link, and was wondering that does (I don't want to experiment with some poor, innocent post). Is it immediately flagged? Are you able to retract flags? Do ...
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What are appropriate criteria for flagging a post as spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the spam flag work? The title says it all, really; there's a "spam" criterion for flagging both questions and answers. What is it that makes something "spam"? Is it ...
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How does Stack Overflow handle spam?

How does Stack Overflow handle spam?

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