Latest example: Hopefully it'll be gone soon.
Over the past few days I've noticed an increase in spam/off-topic questions and answers. The community itself seems to handle these very quickly (probably for lower rep thresholds to perform certain actions). Which is a very good thing, so that these don't stay around for long.
However, we obviously want as little as possible on the site. Is there any way we can try and slow this down to getting onto the site in the first place?
Also, if possible, could we get any statistics on closed/deleted questions and answers for spam/off-topic over the past few weeks? A few things I'd be interested in are, all graphed over time:
- Number of closures with breakdown of their reasons
- Number of closed and then deleted with breakdown of their reasons
- Spam question and answers
- Potentially any other related information