I guess this is an additional to previous requests like this and this.

But I just came across this review item, and was unable to flag it as spam.

edit: Since I posted this, the item has been removed (deleted) here is a screenshot:

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    I guess you could argue that "delete" serves the same functional purpose, but I like the idea of marking spam as spam. Plus, it carries with it the special whammy of -100 reputation to the original revision owner. That gives me a warm feeling deep inside. Aug 4, 2013 at 13:39
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    For egregious cases, I take the time to go to the post itself and flag from there.
    – ale
    Aug 4, 2013 at 14:20
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    @AlEverett Didn't think of doing that - but I guess that is always an option. I am just wondering why not include the option? It is available on other queues.
    – Inbar Rose
    Aug 4, 2013 at 14:29
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    @AlEverett if I can't do something from the review queue, I don't do it at all 'cause I'm lazy
    – a cat
    Aug 4, 2013 at 15:13
  • @the: I'm pretty lazy, too, but spam annoys me enough that I'll go out of my way to report it.
    – ale
    Aug 4, 2013 at 21:50
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    +1 Do want this. Aug 4, 2013 at 21:53
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    I just ran into a post in the LQ review queue I wanted to flag as spam. It was an audit (and might not make sense to <10k users), but still - I went to the extent of opening the question in order to flag it. Jun 23, 2014 at 23:04
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    @CodyGray Most spammers are 1-rep users on their way to be destroyed, but there's an important reason to get rid of spam properly and not by ordinary deletion now: the spam filter trains on posts that are deleted as spam, not on posts that are deleted as LQ. I've pinged the devs about this. Jul 11, 2014 at 11:46
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    Time to try again methinks. Nominal bounty added.
    – W.O.
    Sep 10, 2021 at 16:07
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    You should be able to flag all posts in all review queues, frankly.
    – TylerH
    Sep 10, 2021 at 18:20
  • Delete button has a reason “ This is a link-only answer (and not spam)”, but doesn’t have “This is a spam” Feb 10, 2023 at 23:48

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Spam deserves its own special place in hell.

And the sooner it gets there, the better. It should always be possible to flag a post as spam — when reading it, from a review queue, preferably even from the post feed in a chat room.

But at the very least there should be an option to flag a post as spam from each and every review queue.

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