This week there have been hundreds of spambot users added and hundreds of spambot posts deleted. It has been the worst outbreak of spammers getting onto the system I have seen. There were quite a few of what appeared to be spambot users added that had yet to post anything. Over the past couple of days, they would typically “wake up” and make a flurry of posts. This morning I went ahead and banned the users created in the last week that appeared to be likely “sleeper” bots.
I tried to ensure that any I banned had no existing posts and had the tell-tale signs of spambot users. With that said, I apologize in advance if I have banned any users that are not spambots.