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Amara Graham

Also part of the mod team! I was most surprised to see how similar spammers tactics are. Between the title, tags, and account name, I can often tell pretty quickly if its a spam account.

I believe anyone can use the "Report Abuse" button link at the bottom of a post - there is an option for spam or copyright. Additionally, the "..." menu on a user profile also allows you to Report Abuse, same option for spam. Sure, its not super automated, but with enough data these accounts and posts are similar enough we can build something ML based in the future.