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Flag these as Spam?

It's still spam and should be flagged as spam. I've seen this occur before elsewhere in Stack Exchange. They're testing the system of sorts, by posting content that is spam and contains SEO text but ...
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

Yeah, for whatever reason spammers tend to become attached to specific sites. AD happens to be a lucky winner: Detected spam over the last month The system has some clever logic in place to block ...
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Edits by anonymous users?

Yes - There have been many anonymous edits that are very high quality. Often it's someone who knows their stuff and doesn't want to log in on a strange computer or possibly compromised network but ...
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

The most powerful tool we have for immediate use is for everyone to flag as spam on those posts. That ensures the best improvement on the tools to detect and suppress spam. You are right. The past ...
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

I really wish there was a one-vote ban-hammer on these - maybe like the gold badge one-vote close. Maybe you could gain a spam-hammer badge after successfully flagging 100 with no false positives, or ...
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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

I would say - this is the perfect place to ask and make recommendations as long as you are here to answer all sorts of questions and help. When that happens, there's going to be lots of answers that ...
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

It's not just Ask Different, but a number of Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Stack Overflow, Super User, etc) do seem to get more than their fair share. Sometimes sites seem to be targeted, while at other ...
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