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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts? [duplicate]

I have been fairly active over the past three weeks. I have a tab with newest questions open all the time. I couldn't help but notice the amount of spam that gets posted on the site. Just curious for ...
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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

As a new user on Ask Different, and of Macs in general, I have a limited amount of knowledge to contribute to the community. I was drawn to Ask Different while seeking and later discovering a solution ...
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

I don't know if this is an appropriate question to ask here, but I thought this would be the best place to ask. I have noticed (especially recently) a LOT of spam questions (true spam, like for body-...
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Flag these as Spam?

There seems to be a lot of these around at the moment; questions on cheats/hacks for Clash of Clans, but without ever mentioning that name directly. I'm seeing them across all the SE sites I visit. ...
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Edits by anonymous users?

In edit review I got this. Clearly a vandalism. It is always by Anonymous user. What sense does it make to allow anonymous to edit? Do we have any insightful edit by those?
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What to do about a particular Spam Only user

I noticed this morning that a new user, user85896, which was created "today", has posted three answers that are obviously spam and one that I flagged as link-only, which should probably have been spam ...
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Introduce a Gray Scale to Negative Voted Questios

Was wondering if it would be helpful to moderators and to keep this site cleaner to do following. On each negative Vote on the Question the Font gets reduced in gray scale color. So for example on ...
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How to handle blatant off-topic spam?

We've had a run these past few days where a dedicated spammer pushing a phone number and offering counseling on love, relation, promotion and other matters has managed to get their content advertised ...
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Could we set out objective criteria for what is “spam” or “commercial promotion” here?

In reference to this other meta question: I would encourage people to avoid using spam flags for posts that have zero constructive comments, zero down votes and are not actually commercial ...