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Please don't vote to close spam questions

Flagging spam as 'Spam' is already the most extreme action you can take - with enough spam flags raised on a post, it will be auto-deleted (without needing moderator intervention) and the user account ...
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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer

By our technical definition, yes, you are a spammer. You've answered three questions promoting your tool. One of them is even a self answer. Looking at it in a more positive light...I think there's ...
Frank's user avatar
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9 votes

What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

If the answer is based off the information in the link and that link is no longer valid, the correct thing to do is downvote the current answer (unhelpful now) and submit a new answer with valid ...
FoxMcCloud's user avatar
7 votes

Are we interested in getting spam reports to our chatroom?

I personally see no need for the chatbot. I have no idea when the spam posts you located were posted, but I would guess that the ones that took 15 minutes to get rid of were posted at night when most ...
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6 votes

Are we interested in getting spam reports to our chatroom?

I agree that timeliness is an important factor when dealing with... pretty much anything on the site. Not just cleaning spam, but also commenting, answering, closing, voting. This is why we have ...
badp's user avatar
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3 votes

What to do when answers contain links that are now borderline malicious?

Typically, we would update links that provide the helpful supplementary information. However, in this case, the entirety of the answer is a link, which means that without the link, it no longer meets ...
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3 votes
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How to report link-only answers?

The answer you linked contains barely more than a link, and can be flagged as "Not an answer". There's a really awesome answer to this question over on Meta Stack Overflow. Quoting a bit ...
Spevacus's user avatar
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2 votes
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When should the Spam flag be used?

When should the Spam flag be used? When you think something is Spam. It's a judgement call. Spam flags are relevant when someone posts a wildly irrelevant question or answer promoting a product to the ...
Robotnik's user avatar
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1 vote
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Are we interested in getting spam reports to our chatroom?

Since most of the people who voiced their opinion here think that there isn't much of a need for the bot, I'm going to leave this proposal on-hold until Arqade feels that such a bot is wanted/...
angussidney's user avatar
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1 vote

Are we interested in getting spam reports to our chatroom?

I'd say creating a new chat room or using an existing one where all the spam reports would be sent is a great idea, even though: spam is usually deleted in minutes, if not seconds it's rather luck to ...
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