I would love to reduce the level of one-liners and nonsense - I just want to make sure people understand why suppression of posts is happening if that’s the way we’re going. Walls of suppressed posts are a hallmark of despotic regions and those under raider control, so without a codified policy, it could be an even bigger turn off to new folks than the spam itself. That said, I think MountSeymour has the right of it - posting strict rules would be against our nature, and most of the issue should be addressable with gentle prodding and a quick response in a better direction.
I certainly wanted to respond with more thoughtful posts to break up some of the spam we were seeing in the last couple days, but unfortunately by their nature, spam posts are quick and I didn’t have the time to sit down and compose a proper post at the moment it was going on! I’m glad Ruinenlust’s post about holiday traditions got some traction - that definitely contributed to breaking up the barrage of low-effort stuff. Maybe we all need to keep a topic or two to post about in our back pockets to help redirect things in a pinch, so the most recent activity when people check won’t just be a series of suppressions, but rather something to engage with more appropriately.