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Recently, in the tex.stackechange.com site, there was a question which was detected as a spam. I dont know if the question is deleted now. When I saw it, It had got 5 downvotes. I request the developers to develop or enhance the security of the website by,

  1. Adding a Spam Filter
  2. Enabling Encryption

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    rather than downvote, it's more effective to flag a spam post for moderator attention. it only requires reputation of 15, and the moderators are very quick taking care of such problems. – barbara beeton Apr 21 '14 at 17:47
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    Related: Recent Mass Football Spam (from a couple of months back) – Werner Apr 21 '14 at 17:52
  • Indeed, as @barbarabeeton says flagging is the best plan: there is some 'back end' stuff which 'learns' from such flags. – Joseph Wright Apr 21 '14 at 19:27
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    I do not understand where and how encryption should be used. Or do you think of a CAPTCHA mechanism? – Speravir Apr 21 '14 at 23:47
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    @Speravir: There is already a CAPTCHA mechanism on TeX.SE – user31729 Apr 22 '14 at 5:43
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  • @ChristianHupfer: I know, but not for every question and answer … – Speravir Apr 22 '14 at 22:45
  • @Speravir: That's true, which is good on one hand, on other hand however... – user31729 Apr 23 '14 at 11:39

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