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Let me start this off by first saying I'm sorry if this is completely off-topic. I just don't have experience posting on Meta.
So I've been active on AU since late April. In that time, I've noticed several posts that come up that are ads for cosmetics and such. I've even seen a few asking what medicines/drugs would be best for certain situations. My question: are these ads and questions spam, people mistaking AU for something else, or both? Also, do these questions appear on the other SE sites?
This post partially answers my question (and I don't know how I couldn't find it), but the other parts still remain.