Both yesterday and today the Psychology forum was flooded with messages advertising some silly astrology service, each containing a long phone number in the subject title. Yesterday it took hours until the posts were deleted.At the time of writing, the spammer is still continuing to post their messages at the rate of about one per minute.
Surely it should be possible to develop some algorithm that prevents that kind of spamming? E.g. banning posts containing several numbers in the title, or preventing users from making several posts in the same location within a short period of time.
I hope someone can do something about it. Not only is it extremely annoying, but it pushes other posts by people who write about actual problems to the bottom of the page or even onto the next page, where they are less likely to get noticed, and those seeking advice might not get the help that they need.
Thanks in advance for looking into this.