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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. Commented 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
    Commented 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
    Commented 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
    Commented 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
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 21:50
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    +1 Do want this. Commented 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. Commented 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. Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 11:46
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    Time to try again methinks. Nominal bounty added.
    – W.O.
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 16:07
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    You should be able to flag all posts in all review queues, frankly.
    – TylerH
    Commented 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” Commented 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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