Our site is growing. And a result of that increased traffic is an increase in spam and new users who don't know the rules. I find it hard to complain about theses taxes on our success as a community.
BUT it is time to remind our community how the flagging and moderation should work, from a community perspective.
The StackExchange software is designed to allow the community to do most of the work, and mods should only be involved for special issues. It isn't the mods being lazy, it is acknowledging that the community controls the site, not the mods. ( Although lazy isn't totally off the table )