Seeing more than a few “shared stories” where scores of users are all sharing the same garbage link with a repeated comment–has there been some sort of hack?
Definitely not a hack. Those are spam accounts and they’re manually entering in the CAPTCHA on account creation. I have some automatic defenses which kick in and usually delete those.
Looks like the spam detection bot broke a few months ago, so that’s now fixed and those stories are now automatically removed. Thanks for letting me know!