Why has this site been spammed so much lately?

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asked Oct 9, 2011 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
Its getting kind of annoying.

2 Answers

+1 vote
answered Oct 9, 2011 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
Most spammers are not mentally sound, generally they are suffering from cuteness withdrawal (for going too long without looking at a cute cat, dog, bunny, hamster, cheetah, tiger, leopard, lion, fox, squirrel, otter, etc)

or they are sniffing mercury, or mustard gas, or huffing car exhaust fumes.

When that happens their mind gets all messed up and one thing leads to another and before you know it, they are posting spam on lockergnome.net

The average spammer has an IQ of between 5 and 10, but when they huff those harmful fumes, their IQ can easily get cut down to 1/4 of what it normally is (causing them to spam even more)
commented Oct 9, 2011 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
I'll take that as an answer! Gee, I've been electrocuted 3 times and yet I still don't have an IQ of 5. :)
+1 vote
answered Oct 9, 2011 by Alastor Moody (6,476 points)
We're doing the best we can to fight the recent spam problems. The major issue is that:

 - This website has poor controls; we can't mass delete posts or ban IPs
 - Accounts require no activation mechanism, as the email system doesn't work on here
 - Most spammers are automated bots, thus they get a lot in before we get around to deleting it

Do not respond to spam or take anything it says seriously. Just report it and we'll get to it ASAP.
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