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Since it's banned, do those who circumvent it by short-URLs deserve a spam-flag?

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related: Ban URL shorting services –  Tobias Kienzler Sep 14 '10 at 14:55
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I've been flagging them for 'Moderator Attention' since some weeks. –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 14 '10 at 15:04
    
@Bobby, I'd upvote that as an answer. –  Pops Sep 14 '10 at 15:11
    
@Popular Demand: Aarobot beat me to it. Thanks none the less. –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 14 '10 at 17:16
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up vote 12 down vote accepted

No. They aren't spam. Downvote them and/or flag for moderator attention explaining what they are; a mod can delete them and take any further action that may be necessary in case of repeated abuse.

Edit: The above assumes that the link is an answer. If it's a comment, you obviously can't downvote and there are no distinct flag reasons, so just flag it. One of the reasons for flagging a comment is "noise" and lmgtfy comments are definitely noise.

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I wouldn't even downvote them. If you flag them they'll get removed anyway. –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 14 '10 at 17:16
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