We are seeing a lot of spam that should be easily detected and disallowed. Posts like buy wow gold, buy rift gold, fake watches etc should be handled by mods in the amount we're seeing. Just deleted 20-30 of these posts.

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Yea there seems to have been a dramatic increase in spam in the last 2 days. Been flagging as much as possible –  Laxman13 Oct 20 '11 at 13:12
    
Related question with a list of some of the accounts: meta.drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/552/… –  Kevin Vermeer Oct 20 '11 at 13:36
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Grotesque pinkish mass
In a blue can on a shelf
Quivering alone

There are heuristics
Identifying some spam
Returning haiku

Little slab of meat
In a wash of clear jelly
Now I heat the pan

Others slip through cracks
Get flags, destroy, and move on
The life of a mod

Cube of cold pinkness
Yellow specks of porcine fat
Give me a spork please

Users should flag as spam
Working together in chat
Six flags deletes posts

Oh tin of pink meat
I ponder what you may be
Snout or ear or feet?

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if SE would prevent adding links for new users they might be able to block most of them out. How about a list of "approved" links, for example drupal.org, lullabot.com, etc

Then any new user without enough points will not be able to post an answer with an "unapproved" link.

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New users (which means users with a reputation lower than 10) are not allowed already to put more than two hyperlinks in their posts. Not allowing new users to put links at all would just avoid that users who are interested in participating to a site are able to write a useful answer. It is possible to write an answer without using links, but I think that a question that gives me the link to the documentation for a module function is more helpful than an answer that requires me to find that documentation; the same can be said for an answer that points me to a project page. –  kiamlaluno Oct 26 '11 at 10:40
    
agreed. But couldn't we whitelist d.o. links? All other links would be plain text until the users have more points, say 10 or 20. At that point the links in those answers will turn into real links. –  MotoTribe Oct 26 '11 at 15:29
    
SE sites have a blacklist for what the users write in a post, or use as tags, not a whitelist. I am not sure they are going to implement a whitelist for the user input. –  kiamlaluno Oct 26 '11 at 15:47
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Just noticed

Serve a csv file?

How can a post from a 2 day old user mentioning two ED meds by name get through?

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