My preference is to see new users' posts for all the generally acceptable reasons (to greet them and such). Also, I like to see what's outside my personal feed. I've found it amazing that I tend not to see other active members due to differing topics of interest.
On another note, I've read back seeing spam has been an unfortunate problem, also read up on the topic of bottom-up moderation in the past using the #spam community tag. So, I'm keeping this tool on the back-burner every once in a while to allow similar users to enjoy global.
All of these kept in mind, headed over for a quick scroll for new threads in global this morning. At risk of sounding like a mindless plea, thought this was worth mentioning considering the situation. . . note: tags.
All users under 10 hrs since creation: blatent spam. Yes, I could and will filter the users and likely get around to tagging the posts beforehand so no one else has to, but oye. I understand the most viable feature to avoid spam that I know of as a regular user is to filter #spam while yourself or others carefully tag those posts which qualify:
I also understand (my first thought) a bulk function of tagging users' posts or users themselves under the spam thread is a huge overreach, AKA not an option that should ever manifest, imo.
Boiling down my point: if this is a problem for others that would make sense to address, and if so, any thoughts?