I've noticed recently some spam posts on EL&U. Maybe there already were before, but I've only started to notice them recently. They are true spams, i.e. some random content with a link inserted to a commercial website (for example, see meaning of 'frame by').

I flag such posts, surely others do, but I wondered what happens to the bot account who posted the spam: is it effectively deleted?

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We banned that Chinese IP range a while ago -- simply flag such posts in the future.

Human entered spam is tricky.

  • I saw some of that as a suggested edit on SO itself just yesterday. I thought it might be spam, and thought about rejecting it as such, but I let it go since I wasn't sure.
    – Robusto
    Mar 9, 2011 at 12:09

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