9.... YEAH baby.
Shash. BOSH. :))
What this post would normally receive on its own is 8 "not an answer" flags, 6 "very low quality" flags and perhaps a couple "moderator attention" flags, when the community could very simply and easily have deleted the post on its own through half as many spam or offensive flags.
"But badp! We can't flag as spam because it's not promotional content! We can't flag as offensive because it's not abusive, hate speech or offensive!"
Please consider addressing this so that it's possible for the community to delete these posts from orbit on their own. Stack Overflow and pals may get away with it thanks to the amount of trusted users it enjoys, but that's really the exception here.
Gaming's average moderator response this month was over 5 hours. Clearly such posts shouldn't be warranted 5 hours' worth of lifetime. This crap needs to go, and I'd very much rather see the community throwing it away rather than just planting a sign on it saying "please remove it." (Especially since you don't actually have to get your hands dirty!)
Those posts are a red flag problem - posts that need to go, and go fast, and be inflicted upon as few people as possible. The solution needs to be a red flag, not a yellow flag where moderators have to apply policies and leave comments and otherwise exercise judgement.
Two possible ways to give a red flag solution to a red flag problem:
- Explicitly incorporate clearly meaningless, contentless, garbled, garbage posts in the existing spam flag reason description, matching the definition of spam provided by wikipedia: "unsolecited, unwarranted mass posts." No one solecited or warranted gibberish on this site.
- Make the clearly meaningless, contentless, garbled, garbage posts its own "red" flag reason, stacking together with offensive and spam posts for all practical purposes.