If you report them using only the word "spam" in the reason they usually get summarily deleted and the account blocked. If you find that you've done that and the post stays up that means you don't yet have enough posts to apply the automatic deletion. In that case don't report them, just leave them alone and an older user will eventually see it and report it.
I wonder if it's possible to write an app the could delete spam posts.
They are easily detectable with a url in the topic.
Also it should not be problem to programmatically click the report button.
The problem seems to fill the following JS dialog and click OK.
Maybe someone has an idea.
Well, glad someone was around to clean up the surge in spam due to the game.
As far as I'm aware, reporting does usually limit the account (I'm not sure if completely, though). But you're absolutely correct, they spammers sometimes will use very similar names so that it almost seems as if they can just keep posting. I do wish twicker would have more contact with the userbase... that bug with not being able to click the [code] tags in an OP has been around forever.
Just the other day I deleted like ten posts across several sub-boards. They've been getting more annoying lately. What's weird is that they happen most often within certain times of day, which to me suggest it's humans making those postings.
EDIT: Yup. Just deleted like 7 threads. One didn't stay up for even a single minute. I really don't know why they bother.
What I posted was relevant for C++ devs (if one would have cared to actually read it!). Yes, there was some relation to our C++ code coverage product but this doesn't make it less appropriate. The content was always technical.
But it seems that some people care more about talking bad about someone than actually taking a few seconds to read the content or see who is behind it, it is probably better not to spend time here anyway.