Why are beauty products spam being constantly posted on AskUbuntu? Its very irritating. I know that this cannot be filtered by bots but aren't there a faster way to delete these spams? There had always been a spam or two every 15 mins or so and then, it takes another 10-15 mins or so before its removed from the site.

Here's a screenshot to that:


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    It's a holiday, there aren't that many people around. Usually it is removed a lot faster. It's worth pointing out too that 6 spam flags will automatically remove a post and that once it receives 4 downvotes it is no longer shown on the front page (casting a spam flag auto downvotes it).
    – Seth
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 16:06

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If it's just one piece of spam, with very few few people on-line it can takes about 15 minutes before it's finally taken down, but on busy days, it takes about a minute and when we man the spam stations during a big spam wave, it takes about 2 seconds to get flagged into oblivion!


So keep on flagging! Eventually the spammers will give up!

No, they won't: there are always new spammers around that don't know that they shouldn't even try to spam here...

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    Just admit, it was your spam post, wasn't it? :) Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 9:46
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    @JacobVlijm: yes, I'm a fireman that likes to set fire to houses to be able to extinguish them! :D
    – Fabby
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 9:49

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