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9:06 AM
questions (and tags/editing) were brought up on meta recently.
So we might as well check whether things have changed compared to the past.
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Q: Should tags be removed from spam?

Neil StricklandWhen flagging spam, I usually delete tags and replace them by tag-removed as well. I just received a comment suggesting that this is not useful. It probably doesn't matter much either way, as spam usually disappears quite quickly. Does anyone else have an opinion?

Time until spam posts were deleted: main, meta.
Average time until spam posts were deleted: main, meta.
Median time for spam post deletion: main, meta.
I got median 26 minutes on main and 52 minutes on meta.
Mar 25 at 6:57, by Martin Sleziak
I got median 29 minutes on main and 52 minutes on meta.
Number of spam posts on the main site per month and per year
Number of spam posts on meta per month and per year
For comparison, we might have a look at Mathematics.
Time until spam posts were deleted: main, meta.
There are only five posts on meta - but that is quite natural. (Unlike MO, Mathematics has a reputation barrier for posting on meta.)
Average time until spam posts were deleted: main, meta.
Median time for spam post deletion: main, meta.
The data on Mathematics Meta aren't really interesting - such small sample doesn't actually say anything.
On Mathematics, median is 11 minutes.
Mar 25 at 6:59, by Martin Sleziak
On Mathematics, median is 10 minutes.
 

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