Questions tagged [spam]

For questions about what constitutes abuse of the system by way of self-promotion, advertising and failure to disclose affiliation and how to react to that abuse. Although when used by the general public this usually implies repeated instances on Travel a single instance may be deemed 'spam'.

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Posts hacking right now

I've rejected quite a few edits in the last minutes from a user with 1 point of reputation which was substituting the posts content with a financial spam. is it really possible that a new user is ...
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CEO promoting his own company's paid app in two answers without disclosing his affiliation

Zach Lipton recently flagged this answer. OP has also posted another answer with the same content. I asked chief prosecutor Lipton to provide the evidence. Turns out the CEO of the company which ...
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Is the location of the bus station really spam/promotional content?

In the following question and answer, I've explained how one could go to a certain bus station in Tbilisi to catch a minibus to Yerevan. I added two things, the address of the station along with the ...
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Is it acceptable to post a link with an affiliation ID?

Today I came across this answer and I noticed that the link to bookings.com had a aid affiliate link on it (surprisingly enough, it's not visible in the diff as the link is added with the reference ...
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how do you know if a site is being spammed for “what's a good site for” type questions?

Sometimes in the LQP queue there'll be link-only answers to questions like this: Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location Problem is... for a question like that I'm ...
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Spammers are targetting my answer

It seems spammers are targeting one of my answers. Basically, they are submitting edit requests that is just filler text, with links. What can I do to remedy this? Should I just delete my answer? I ...
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why do people edit posts to remove spam links instead of flagging the posts as spam?

I've seen this happen a number of times. A post looks innocent enough but there's a comment talking about a spam link that doesn't exist. Only when you view the edit history do you see it. Here's an ...
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Advertising that's not spam

So, a new user securoseal has answered a bunch of baggage security related questions. The answers all cast doubt on normal security measures and recommend their product: Securoseal. None of the ...
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What happens to spammers?

Recently there have been a few spam messages. That does neither really surprise nor really shock me. However, what I find a bit strange is that repeated messages cam from the same user and nobody is ...
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How to react to spam?

These days there has been one or another spam message. My question is how to react to these as a "normal" user? I regularly see users who vote to close spam, downvote it, or even leave comments. I ...