Questions tagged [spam]

For questions about the handling of unsolicited advertisements posted to the site by automated bots (and sometimes by real people). Anything that deserves a Flag for Spam.

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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links

So, a Wild User Appears. He posts several answers of dubious quality, all of which include a wildly unrelated commercial link. In other words, SPAM. Now, in each of these cases, well intentioned ...
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Should actual answers containing spam be edited or deleted?

A recently posted answer is really just spam with an answer to the question built around it. If you removed the link, the answer would be fine. But should we be editing these answers, or should we be ...
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Should we flag gibberish answers as spam?

I just had a "not an answer" flag declined, which hasn't happened in quite some time. It reads: declined - This is not "not an answer", this is SPAM. Flag as such. However, if I recall correctly, ...
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If I worked for the game I'm answering about, how should I disclose that?

On the one hand, I want to disclose the fact in order to comply with the no overt self-promotion policy. On the other hand, just about anybody can claim that they're the developer of a game and say ...