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Has anyone noticed some questions on Ask Ubuntu that are totally unrelated to Ubuntu?

The entire Stack Exchange network is under constant attack by spammers. You just happened to visit at an unfortunate time -- these posts are often deleted within minutes if not seconds. The Charcoal ...
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Please fix spam detection

CJK characters were blocked on Ask Ubuntu in response to a wave of spam. The message is intentionally misleading, to discourage the spammers from just working around it. I've removed the block for ...
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Why my spam flag has been declined?

The answer in question is not considered spam for several reasons. I will be quoting from Seth's answer on the related post about what constitutes spam to analyze this. Advertisement Is this an ...
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Why did 'the system identify' a high quality post 'as possible spam' in review audit?

It wasn't identified as spam, on the contrary, it was identified as high quality and that's why it was used in a review audit. Review audits are there to stop "robo reviewing": people who ...
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Please fix spam detection

According to Wikipedia, the llama is a quadruped. Edit: That posted fine. I wonder if this was a temporary bug that is now fixed.
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Filtering SPAM on AskUbuntu

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 ...
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What exactly is considered "spam" in Ask Ubuntu?

Lets start with the definition of a spam flag: This question is effectively an advertisement with no disclosure. It is not useful or relevant, but promotional. That's a good start. Now we can ...
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Has anyone noticed some questions on Ask Ubuntu that are totally unrelated to Ubuntu?

The post you might be referring to is this. (MS Link) moreover divided among white and yellow, the amino acids that make up the egg proteins are especially well assimilated thru the human body. in ...
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Why no extra downvote with spam flag any more?

I'm not a developer at Stack Exchange, but if I would be, that's how I would do it: Definitely, positively do not allow Pesky Panda's to downvote and spam. ;-) I'm now going to downvote and then flag ...
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What exactly is considered "spam" in Ask Ubuntu?

Is promoting something considered spam? IMHO: Not if you disclose your relation to the product, and Promoting that product is not the whole extent of the answer, and Using the product in the manner ...
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No CAPTCHA for registration?

We actually show Captchas on sign up under certain conditions. That being said, I'm not sure inconveniencing every individual attempting to sign up is our best approach to combat spam right now: ...
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