Is there something that can be done about the rash of obvious spammers joining and friending people?
I've had 6 people start following me this week who are obvious spammers, and there doesn't seem to be any way to avoid, dismiss, or report them.
We have removed this spammer. For future reference, you can require all new followers to be approved. In the settings page on the “Social” tab, check “Protect my shared posts”. We’ll continue to monitor for spammers and should the issue continue we’ll work on a solution.