I'm slightly wary of flagging a link only answer, along the lines of this one, and a few other's I've just flagged as spam because they are solely links. The answer was as follows:
It's very simple , please visit here for detail enter link description here
I had a better example but it got dealt with immediately! Thank you whoever that was
This seems, at face value, to be a genuine, if fairly bad, answer. It's only after clicking on the link that it becomes obvious that it's spam.
I've been vacillating between flagging them as spam and flagging these as "other" along with an explanation that this is spam and sometimes that the user has a number of other similar or identical answers.
If I flag these as spam, and therefore help to remove them quicker, do moderators look at the links or am I risking getting these flags declined and having the spam stay around? Are the flags more likely to be acted upon if I flag them as "other" and clarify that this is actually spam and not just a bad answer?