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:

enter image description here

  • 12
    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. – Cody Gray Aug 4 '13 at 13:39
  • 3
    For egregious cases, I take the time to go to the post itself and flag from there. – ale Aug 4 '13 at 14:20
  • @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 '13 at 14:29
  • 1
    @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 '13 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 '13 at 21:50
  • 7
    +1 Do want this. – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Aug 4 '13 at 21:53
  • 1
    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. – doppelgreener Jun 23 '14 at 23:04
  • 11
    @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. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 11 '14 at 11:46

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.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .