Questions tagged [spam]
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Is it a problem when users have a spammy username?
I noticed a new user named j658063 DOT mvrht DOT com, curious I went to the primary domain which leads to some sort of get rich quick site. Perhaps they are hoping search engines will somehow parse ...
We seem to be getting an unusual number of low quality posts
It seems that today we are getting an unusually high number of low quality posts, link only answers, etc. It could be the moon is in the 7th house and jupiter aligns with mars. Or it could be one of ...
Spam attack: Many questions plagarized from moz.com are being copied to the site by a spam network of new users
Yesterday, a whole slew of new questions began to appear from users with a reputation of 1 and as @w3dk pointed out, were registered 4 days ago (now 5). @dan made the first attempt to clean-up the ...
Is it ok to remove spam links from an off-topic question even after flagging the question as Spam?
Today I removed a spam link from an off-topic question (Removed for reasons of moderation) and flagged that question as Spam. Even after flagging it as Spam, I removed the link from the question since ...
Niggle: Is the user display name enough to provide disclosure?
See the answer from "damoncloudflare" on this question. Given the user's activity across several of the SE sites, it's pretty likely he's a Cloudflare employee answering relevant questions he runs ...
CatchyTech, affiliate spammer
I just stripped something like 30 affiliate links, all to the same hosting company, out of this user's 32 answers so far, almost all of which consist of something along the lines of "Arvixe is a very ...
What to do with “marketing” answers?
This is a slight variant on the previous topic about obvious advertising. Let's say there's someone who enters 7 answers within a few hours of sign-up, and hasn't returned since. Half of those ...
What to do with "advertisement" answers?
I've noticed that some answers on PW appear to be self-promoting or plain advertising. Don't like to single out users but here and here are two examples I just spotted. They appear to surface most in ...