reddit today has a story about the problem of spam bots down-voting articles. further, apparently they suffer from a significant amount of fake-url submissions which are, well… spam.
we who deal with comment spam, referrer spam and other types of web spam feel their pain, and i hope they will find a solution to help mitigate this soon.
you can find the story here. if i manage to find someone there we will try and bring them into our web spam fighting community and provide them with help from our joint cumulative experience.