Let's say we run the administration of dev.to, and we want to stop those spammers?.
- Blacklist words. It works but limitedly. It also could ban legit users.
- A twitter or a GitHub account. It is not working.
- Technically, it could use some AI deep-scanning or whatever it is called. However, it is an expensive operation, and it is also ineffective (spammers learn how to bypass it in a snap).
- Manual control. It is a hell of an expensive.
Those spammers are tricky, and they know how to bypass automatic restrictions. For example, they upvote their own posts. They also fill with lots of text, apparently to bypass some restrictions. And some of them also filled with a c&p test (from somewhere else), but finally, they spam with links.
Also, it is funny, but they use stock photos.
However, I don't understand them. Their methods are unpractical. They spend so much time to spam it.