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I'm sure I've flagged at least five answers from spam users trying to promote bigasoft.com. They post nothing useful per se, but include links that look like tutorials, but in the end they always tell people to buy their software.

Unfortunately, since the developers revoked the ability to search for deleted messages, I can't give a number of how many posts containing an URL with bigasoft.com have been deleted already.

On November 1st, there were at least thirteen deleted. I suspect it's at least fifteen now, if not more.

Therefore:

  • Super Users should be aware of the fact that these posts are definitively spam
  • Can we permanently block bigasoft.com posts?
  • Can't we block their IPs?
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    Searching for deleted posts and searching more than 6 times a minute really should be high-rep privileges. We can delete this stuff ourselves, but cannot search for it? How are we supposed to act as "community moderators" if we don't get the tools to do it? – Daniel Beck Dec 31 '11 at 14:06
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    @DanielBeck Exactly what I was saying. Unfortunately, this used to be possible until the bug that allowed users to see the number of deleted posts in search was fixed. – slhck Dec 31 '11 at 14:07
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    In fact—and I think this is ridiculous—they even debated about not allowing moderators to search for this. – slhck Dec 31 '11 at 14:11
  • Currently at 18. Brought this up back in August to the team but obviously no feedback – random Dec 31 '11 at 15:02
  • @slhck diamond moderators can search for deleted posts, but not 10K+... – studiohack Dec 31 '11 at 16:51
  • @studiohack I know. I would love 10k+ to be able to search them, but it's not possible (anymore). See the linked post in my second comment. – slhck Dec 31 '11 at 16:54
  • I saw that, it seems that the ability to search deleted posts (as in actually see the posts in search, not just the total number) was never there, correct? – studiohack Dec 31 '11 at 16:54
  • @studiohack Correct. I personally would opt for being able to see those deleted posts, but at least having the count would be nice for us non-moderators to do our work more efficiently. As Daniel said. – slhck Dec 31 '11 at 16:57
  • @slhck interesting that it was never there but the deleted count was. Yeah, I agree, but at the same time, Nick Craver has a point...I'm not sure which direction I would lean personally... – studiohack Dec 31 '11 at 17:01
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    Great @slhck using the url in the Question title made our Twitter account spam everyone with their url :P – Ivo Flipse Dec 31 '11 at 17:42
  • @IvoFlipse Now I only have to find out if that's good or bad? :P – slhck Dec 31 '11 at 17:43
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You can email team@stackexchange.com with requests for blacklists on domain names such as this.

Try to be sure the domain name is indeed a recurring problem before doing so, as many spam domains are quite ephemeral and last maybe one or two days before moving on...

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