So, this just happened:


I've never seen a "spam edit" before, so I want to know what actions to take in such a case? I've just rejected the edit with the "spam" selection set.

  • I am pretty sure that this is the answer you are looking for, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234932/… Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 3:10
  • @CharlieBrumbaugh Yep, exactly :D Is this flagable as a duplicate?
    – OddDeer
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 5:58
  • @OddDeer Apparently no, I tried to do it for fun (never seen a cross-site duplicate) and it appears there is no such thing.
    – imsodin
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 11:57

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Charlie Brumbaugh linked the relevant meta.SE question If I see a spam vandalism suggested edit, should I do anything extra about it? in the comments. For reference I cite the answer by Grace Note:

The best thing you should do when reviewing these is to mark them as rejected with the "This edit introduces spam, defaces the post in some way, or is otherwise inappropriate." reason, as you did. We track data on edits rejected with that reason in the same way we monitor for posts that are deleted via spam flags, which is used to help protect against future spam. You don't need to do more than that, setting that rejection reason is your task and we'll be handling the rest from there. ♪

That said if you do identify particular strings of a specific sort of spam, raising a meta as you are now or reporting via the Contact Us form so that we may consider additional measures, that never hurts to do as well. But for general spam handling, just using the right rejection reason will be fine.

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    I was going to do this, so the answer was in the question rather than just a link to SE meta. Thanks for beating me to it! Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 22:44

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