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There's a community project that is really good at killing spam, usually within a few seconds or minutes of it being posted. All we need are examples of the spam you're seeing. When you see these, just drop a message in this chatroom with a link. We can take care of the specific instance quickly, and after a few examples can build it into our realtime ...


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When you see spam, please use the flag link and flag the post as spam. Posts flagged as spam appear in the moderator queue and we will handle those as quickly as possible. If a post has enough spam flags, it will be deleted automatically. Additionally, if you have enough rep, vote to delete spam questions and answers. I also recommend that you participate in ...


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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 ...


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I'm active on another beta site that has migrated several questions to this site, and our usual course of action in cases like this that appear to be blatant advertising attempts is simply to flag the post as spam. You could also flag the post for moderator attention and explain the situation, but flagging for spam allows other non-mods to take a look too, ...


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This is a difficult one to be honest. We do a lot to combat spam and we're always trying to do more, but a lot of the suggestions we get just don't work that well. We're already talking with SE staff about crawling links to prevent url shortener spam and we already blacklist common spam sites as they appear. Requiring rep to post links unfortunately isn't a ...


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We have one implemented, and we've adjusted the black list accordingly. The issue is that this is coming from a vast number of large networks, so it's taking a while to stop. I'm going to be modifying Bitcoin's setting in our global spam shield so that your flags (and moderators destroying these obvious spammers) block these even faster. I raised it a bit ...


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Well, seeing as I am one of the people that actively combats those links more often than not, here is what I do: - Downvote the question - this makes it possible for other people to vote to delete it and I think it can also make the question disappear from the front page - Edit the question's title and body - this way the spam links disappear and have no ...


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Any time any link is known to be spammy/scammy you should flag it for moderator attention. We hate spam quite a lot here and will burninate such links (and often those posting them) with extreme prejudice while shouting some variant of "NOT ON MY WATCH MUTHAF***A!!!" We should also put some serious thought into whether we should allow questions about mixers ...


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