Today I flagged this answer as spam. I thought it was really obvious, user linking to a site with same name as the user, the link was also in the profile. Additionally the answer seemed rather content-free. I was surprised to see the flag declined. So is this spam or not?
This is a clever attempt at Spam. If I were looking at this from the moderator panel, it'd be really hard for me to know it was spam, for a few reasons:
In this particular case, a custom flag of
would be enough to alert moderators that you think it's spam, and why you think it's spam.
I would say that it's an attempt at spam, yes. It's not of the "Buy your sunglasses here" type, but there is some (poorly) hidden promotion going on.
And what's more, either link is completely unnecessary for the answer. So if the answer is to remain, the links themselves can easily be edited out. (If the question is not better off deleted altogether)
That said, mistakes happen occasionally when handling flags. Moderators seem to be human, though this has not yet been conclusively proven. I've flagged it as spam again. Let's see what happens.