This Question was deleted a short while ago. The Mod commented that this was OT and a spam magnet, and also commented on some of the answers that they shouldn't answer honeypot questions.
I'm not so much concerned with the question being declared OT (RStudio is an IDE for R and it has a server-based version that can allow you to run R jobs or scripts on remote machines, so whilst not explicitly about programming R it was about getting something set-up to allow programming in R) but more about the manner in which the deletion was handled and the expectations that Mods have about how up-to-date users are with terms such as "honeypot" or SO conventions.
On the face of it the question was a reasonable question with arguably some programming relevance. If this was OT, shouldn't this have been closed instead of deleted? The few reasonable answers that were offered gave useful advice about installing via a pre-prepared package for a given service & would have remained in case this question came up again.
I also didn't realise this was attracting SPAM as the initial responders seemed bona-fide users. Subsequent Answers were clearly SPAM but we could have flagged these or protected the question to stop such behaviour.
What is the appropriate way of handling such things? I am interested in expectations on the part of the more experienced users in the SO community and also the modus operandi of moderators in these cases.
(This question was stimulated by a small amount of discussion in the R SO chat room about what SO considers to be SPAM or honeypot questions - the implication being that the question was asked specifically to attract SPAM which seems somewhat wide of the mark in this case.)