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Spammers are being nastier withing the second!

To the reviewers that check First Time posts, please, be very alert about this new kind of attack: Spammers are now posting seemly valid answers/questions ripping of other posts/answers inside/...
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Don't edit spam answers, just flag them

We've been hit by way more spam than normal, just thought I'd point out these discussions on meta that might be useful to folks: What can we do about the increasing amount of spam on Ask Ubuntu? ...
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Should I keep an eye on spam-like answers about free software? Or why do people spam-promote free software?

I mistakenly flagged this answer as spam. The flag was rejected. At first I tought the reason was that in first place the answer, on-topic or not, didn't refer to any paid software, but just to a bash ...
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Regarding the recent wave of spam - what are we doing about it?

There's been a lot of spam and nonsense posted lately, everything from love connections to kids struggling through puberty demanding to be made moderators. What is being done about this, and what ...
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Should spam-only accounts always be deleted?

Should accounts that have posted spam and don't appear to have contributed any non-spam content to the site always be deleted? My understanding--from limited observation and this may be wrong!--is ...
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Should spam posts be edited, or still just flagged?

We've had an upswing of spam recently (hopefully short-lived), and I've noticed a few users editing spam posts to remove links. This has traditionally been considered a wrong approach on Ask Ubuntu. ...
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Suggested Edits spam

Errmm... I keep getting things like this on the review thing - it seems to be anonymous users spamming... Here is a screen-shot in case the link does not work: Is there anyway of blocking this? ...
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What exactly is considered "spam" in Ask Ubuntu?

Now I know that there have been questions that have already been asked related to this topic, But they don't answer my question. My question is this: what is actually considered as spam over here? I ...
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