There is a considerable spam posts income suddenly in SFSE it seems. Well, not sure whether they are really spams or not. They do have Japanese or Korean like letters all over the post. Anyone noticed?

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    FYI: a communuty bot with the name SmokeDetector has also seen these posts, and stored them in a "spam database", the data clearly shows that there were 8 spam posts in the past day, while other days barely touch 1 post/day
    – Ferrybig
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 10:09
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    I'd doubt it is specifically targeted at our community, flag it and we'll delete it. Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 11:11
  • Sure @SamuelDeRycke. Am also not sure whether it's targeting us or not.
    – highfive
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 11:15
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    It was Chinese and yes it was spam. The ones I saw today were trying to sell fake degrees and transcripts.
    – martin
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 11:58
  • I also noticed and i am glad that we collectively removed
    – Himanshu
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 15:04
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    Yeah I think we got two of those last night and they were both removed within 5 minutes.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 15:32
  • Ah, looks like more of them flooded in. 8 total. Only one of them seems to not have been marked as spam.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 15:54
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    Calling things like this 'hacking' is a pet peeve of mine. Foolishly fighting change in language usage aside, I can say from experience in administrating a large forum that 42 spam messages in a year is absurdly low. Where I came from, we were lucky if we only got 42 spam posts in a single day. I think this is a testament to the effectiveness of the StackExchange network's spam mitigation tactics.
    – Derek F
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 16:52

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Generally spam isn't too much of a problem here. If you see something you think is spam then flag it and it'll be deleted soon enough, and frankly it rarely makes it as far as the moderators in my experience anyway. This community is fast when it comes to shutting things down that are out of place.

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