In the last weeks I've noticed loads of spam messages here on Bitcoin SE.
Is this happening on other stacks too?
Are we planning something about it?
We've been banning the offending URLs as they appear. Needless to say, Bitcoin-related spammers have scripts and TOR so account and IP bans are useless, but we can blacklist the sites they're linking to. It takes a minute to get a new URL ban in place but it's pretty effective once we do.
Consider it a badge of honor that someone thinks our site is worth spamming on :)
Any user who finds spam should flag the post as such:
After 6 spam flags the post will be taken care of by the system, without moderator intervention being required.
Do not edit the title or the body of the post. It actually makes the task of other users and moderators more difficult, since they would have to check that the post is originally spam.