As I pointed out in my last diary… SEO SPAM @ User Diaries & Descriptions
Comment from TomH on 10 March 2014 at 17:26
Thank you for your (rather unorthodox) report. That user has been dealt with.
Comment from malenki on 10 March 2014 at 22:31
@ TomH: There is still a list of some hundred quite old spam users at the wiki: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Spam
@ Andi: The link to your diary entry has a 0 too much.
Comment from RobJN on 10 March 2014 at 23:07
@TomH: In the previous article you questioned how more moderators may help. My understanding was that identifying foreign language spam was a problem. A full reporting system would help, but in the mean time maybe just a simple page would do. I see now there is the spam page on the wiki - is that not good enough? Maybe a list that only approved moderators can edit, and a script you could run that pulls back this list and deletes spam?
Comment from miklobit on 13 March 2014 at 12:22
One simple rule can help: 99% of spam entries are created by users with 0 edits/tracks. Just check for some (resonable) min edits to allow create diary…