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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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Can the spamming user Victor be dealt with?

Victor seems to keep posting links to Groupdocs.com on every question even remotely related to PDFs or document management. Some recent examples: https://superuser.com/questions/43321/document-...
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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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Spam from Webupon

We seem to be getting an increasing amount of answers linking to the following page: http://webupon.com/web-talk/yahoo-messenger-problem-solution-to-the-blank-im-screen/ The actual link appears to ...
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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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Can we please blacklist the computersight.com Spam (if possible)?

As most of you will have noticed, the last two days brought us enormous amounts of spam from computersight.com – more specifically the following link: computersight.com / communication-networks / ...
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Possible spam user "myopic.bones"

A large number of posts from myopic.bones seem to be spam. They include answers to the following questions: Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work? Limit Chrome's bandwidth how to limit ...
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Suspected spam on remote support software question

2 user accounts have been created and all they have done collectively is redundantly suggest TeamViewer here, which is only a half valid answer given the full scope of the question: OS X: What remote ...
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Request: make spam flagging more descriptive (optional)

I've recently been on a bit of an anti-spam rampage on Super User. Have you posted a plug for a product you work on but haven't been clear about that relationship? Flagged! Are you linking to spammy ...
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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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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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I found a 3-day-old spammer

He answered one of my questions and then I browsed his answers only to find out that he is a spammer. All answers are the same and are commending a shareware. I demand deletion of his account. name: ...
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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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User spamming - intentional or not?

I feel that a user is asking questions without the purpose of gaining an answer, but to rather link to several other sites. Multiple links in almost all of his / her questions with less then half of ...
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