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[–] derram 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

Spammers have been hitting the site up frequently since the api was updated.

I know because a couple of the anti-spam guys have been following my bot around accusing me of giving aid to the spammers by archiving their links -w-

Usually gets downvoated pretty quick, though.


[–] 6863328? [S] 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

As I said I've looked through he deletions on the system subs. There just aren't that many at the minute. If it's going to get worse I want to see how.


[–] derram 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

From what I've seen it's happening across the site. I'm guessing they're focusing on the system subs because they don't want to take the step of taking over subverses being squatted by spammers just yet.


[–] TheKobold 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Damn that has to be lame, both the downvoats and accusations, and the fact that your bot is a bloody traitor. I guess there is no way to differentiate is there?


[–] derram 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

Nope, they use Facebook to get around domain blacklists and they change usernames too frequently to follow.

Only thing I can do is refresh my overview constantly and I don't have that kinda patience.

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[–] FrozenFire74 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

So what exactly is this spam doing that's detrimental to Voat? We survived CTR shills without excessive moderators; the community downvoats them or ignors them. I see superuser's becoming moderators as a bigger threat than spam, currently. Removing spam is censorship on a fundamental level. Yes, not viewing spam is preferable, but I won't endorse censorship that could easily expand into sweeping censorship. Never forget that Reddit, 4chan, and Digg all fell from this same slippery slope.