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As having 10K reputation I was doing flag review. I found bit strange situation for this answer

Answer's Screenshot :

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We can simply see that its spam kind of advertisement post. But this answer was flagged as "Not an answer" by two users.

Flag Queue Screenshot :

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My question is which flag should I use in this case ?

  • My experience says I should use Spam/ It is not welcome in our community Flag
  • Flag queue says "Not an Answer"

However using any of the above flag the post is going to delete very soon. But the question which flag is better to use ?

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    Thanks for increasing my flag count by 1. – Himanshu Jansari May 4 '13 at 5:05
  • @hims056, how come that ? – Lucifer May 4 '13 at 5:06
  • I just flagged that answer. :) – Himanshu Jansari May 4 '13 at 5:06
  • @hims056, oh ok, I thought you flagged my question, btw which flag you used ? – Lucifer May 4 '13 at 5:09
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    SPAM SPAM SPAM – Himanshu Jansari May 4 '13 at 5:09
  • I think spam flag should be used here. This is clearly spam. – nhahtdh May 4 '13 at 5:09
  • Yes, I think the same. – Lucifer May 4 '13 at 5:10
  • Looks like not an answer is flagged by inexperienced SO users. – Himanshu Jansari May 4 '13 at 5:12
  • Eh, I dunno, @hims056. I've flagged a few thousand of those, and I've been around a while. – Michael Petrotta May 4 '13 at 5:13
  • It's straight spam. Just flag it as spam. The other people in the queue got the wrong reason. – Ben Lee May 4 '13 at 5:41
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    @hims056 Spam is probably more appropriate in this case, but to be fair, it really isn't an answer, either. – user206222 May 4 '13 at 5:50
  • @KnightswhosayNi - Yeah but spam's priority should be higher than not an answer. – Himanshu Jansari May 4 '13 at 5:56
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    @hims056 Oh, I agree. I was just saying it's probably not appropriate to dispute the flag, since it's technically valid. – user206222 May 4 '13 at 5:57
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    @hims056, Yes you are correct, Spam Post has higher priority. – Lucifer May 4 '13 at 5:57
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Undoubtedly flag it as a SPAM. Though it is true that the answer is also not an answer. So we should not disagree with a flag not an answer. After all they brought the spam post in our attention.

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However using any of the above flag the post is going to delete very soon. But the question which flag is better to use ?

You can flag it in any of the way ( either as spam or as NAA ), but the better would be flag it as SPAM, the reason is

  • SPAM flag has higher priority for moderator handling and that's why it will get deleted faster.
  • The post comes under SPAM reason.
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