Questions tagged [spam]

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What should I do about spam questions?

I keep seeing spam questions on the site. Usually about poker, for some reason. What should I do about those? They make me angry. They make me want to HULK SMASH. Return to FAQ Index
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Can we auto-flag no-rep users posting answers with e-mail addresses?

We consistently get spam of the type: $HoityToityName has made my $verb better because he cast spell for me. E-mail to have $noun [enlarged | made better]. ... Except it takes a ...
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What's with the weird questions I see in the list with URLs in their titles?

Clearly somebody's noticed that sometimes questions appear in the active list with only a url of some sort for a non-stackexchange site as the title because when I try to go to the question to flag it ...
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Could our spam filter be made extraordinarily paranoid about answers with emails in them?

RPG.SE has been receiving spellcaster spam for years (such as in this 10k only example). I understand that there's some machine learning behind our spam flags, but this stuff seems to regularly fall ...
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Why does the list of reasons to close a question include neither astroturfing nor spam?

I think it would be useful to distinguish between well-intentioned but off-topic questions and those meant to promote a service or advertise a particular product. Is there a way to give advertising ...
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How is this spam?

A post this morning was hit with a spam flag which was validated by a moderator (or the moderator took it upon themselves to flag it as spam). It came from an established user, who appears to have no ...
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Why can't someone link their game in their question when it's useful but non-critical?

Inspired by How do I get my game reviewed? and in particular in response to We also don't want people to link their games here, unless the game's content itself is material to answering the ...
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Spam user report

I am reporting this spammer: Their about me is just spam for their product. Please do delete the user, and do not support that company that it is ...
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