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The Master Spam List: Known spammers, spam domains, and associated IP addresses

This is a list of known spammers, spam domains, and IP addresses to which these domains point. This list is derived from spam patterns observed on Super User as well as information from DNS and ...
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Sudden influx of Korean spam

Has someone been fiddling with the filters? 10 or so Korean spam posts on Super User within the past few minutes. Can we get this banned?
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Recommending own products

What's our stance on relevant product recommendations? The paragraph in the FAQ is clearly not enough in this case. As a recent example, a developer of an Outlook plug-in/addon started answering ...
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Should we edit out spam from spam posts?

An established user had edited a blatant spam post (10k-only), replacing it with the following content: UTTER SPAM Please delete me. I feel that this is superfluous and masks the actual spam content,...
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Improve filtering of spam suggested edits

I've been seeing an increasing number of spam edits in the review queues, replacing the entire body of the post with filler text such as a complement (to get past spam filters), then including a link ...
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Spambots promoting personal enhancement products, can we better defend against them?

I'm seeing a disturbing increase in spam posts promoting personal enhancement products such as male enhancement, hair care, dieting, brain enhancement, and other similar products. The following list (...
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Korean spam attack?

We seem to be under an attack from a Korean spamming group. They make a post about every 3 minutes, which gets deleted through flag as spam in less than 1 minute. Is there a way to stop this at all? ...
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Can we block [bigasoft.com] from spamming our site?

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 ...
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Should this be considered spam?

Reviewing the first posts queue, I run into this question. The last answer seems to have a link for the Firewall keyword, which leads to a commercial firewall (and doesn't have much to do with the ...
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A clarification request for declined spam flag

I flagged this post for obvious spam link inserted in the end when posted in Charcoal HQ. Check the first version here. After looking at the user's profile and the link in the end, I flagged it as ...
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How to deal with spam+answer?

We have spammers on the site. Normally, you vote them down + flag: spam. However, if the spammer also self-answers their own post with an answer (that is also spam btw), what do we do to the answer? ...
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Really cool spambot behaviour

We have a series of spambot questions https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/42353/automate-mac-app-store-installs-upgrades legit question off apple.se https://superuser.com/questions/435721/...
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Circumventing spam filters (and deceiving reviewers) by taking part of a legitimate post and adding a spam link--possible solutions?

Users have found a way to circumvent spam filters and deceive reviewers with less-than-keen eyes for spam, by copying part of a legitimate post and adding a spam link. Can we better control this kind ...
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Advertisement answers and company references

What is the proper way to handle Answers that specifically mention a company's products in a way that obviously is more an advertisement than a real answer Answers that refer to a (company's) weblog ...
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Request: cleaning Super User from a particular spam for password recovery tools

This morning came an advertising user for some password recovery products for Windows. It was obvious spam, and was reported as such, and deleted. However, searching for their "product" shows that ...
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Would a link be considered as a spam?

A user has posted an answer which is correct in respect to the question. But in the end of the answer he has posted a link which has no resemblance to the answer (could be for promoting). So what ...
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