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Spam is sticking around way too long. What can be done about it?

I've been lurking the site for a while, and I've noticed a disturbing amount of spam that shows up on this site. That alone isn't too worrying, Bitcoin is a new monetary system and there are a lot of ...
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How to handle hidden spam?

I just noticed that there are a few users that are systematically going through the list of old questions for a tag and add answers that while not technically out of scope User 6579 which repeatedly ...
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Spam invasion

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?
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Delete links to Bitcoin mixing/laundry sites?

2 questions in particular have an answer by the user @rando: What Bitcoin Mixing/Laundry Services are availble today? How can I hide my bitcoin transactions to protect anonymity? Both answers ...
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Lots of anonymous edits that just alter punctuation

The review queue for suggested edits has a lot of edits "by an anonymous user" that don't seem to make any substantive changes, but replace various punctuation characters by HTML entity versions of ...
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What to do about this user spamming/promoting links and the associated questions?

This user joined today and added links to 7 questions all with the same text. I don't know if the site is legit or not, but I don't think this is behavior we should support or encourage. I imagine ...
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Could we implement a spam filter?

We've been seeing a lot of spam like this lately. I've been flagging all of them, but it's still annoying to see them on the front page. Is there some way to put in regex filters to combat this sort ...
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