I flagged an answer on this SO question as spam:
Since the answer is deleted, here's its content (with the link made inactive):
I don't have a lot of experience on printing SSRS through code, but it looks like you can try the following:
I didn't use Not an Answer as I tend to think those should be used for users who interact with the question in an honest attempt to participate but just get things wrong, e.g. comment as an answer.
To me, spam means that as well as not answering the question there is some sort of irrelevant external link, i.e. the situation here.
This answer from a moderator on MSO has some relevant info:
I declined the spam flag because it wasn't pure spam... (snip) We want people to be careful with spam / offensive flags, because of the significant penalties they carry, so we tend to decline spam flags where there's no obvious product or service promotion (or other abuse, like dumping dozens of links to a site).
OK, fair enough, on the face of it there is probably no commercial intent here, but Not an Answer also doesn't seem quite enough here either. So maybe Other would have been appropriate?
I suppose I'm also sad to get my first declined flag, but I'm sure I can just chalk that up as part of life's rich tapestry.
I flagged an answer that seemed pretty spammy to me as such, but this was declined - would NAA have been the best option here?
The answer has no business being on Stack Overflow, so I suspect the increased visibility from this question will get it nuked in a few seconds, but I'm just trying to understand the best course of action.
Just to emphasise - the link is nothing to do with programming - it's tips about cooking, basically.
As expected the answer is now long gone, and apparently the consensus is that this was spam, judging by this comment from @H2CO3:
I have flagged it as spam and voted for deletion. (In the meantime, it has been deleted because apparently I was the 3rd one voting for deletion, and my spam flag has also been registered as "helpful".)
I assume enough people flagged it as spam that it was automatically deleted and the flags automatically approved.
I'd still love to hear from a mod to get an official opinion on this to see if this differs from community opinion, plus an idea of what (if anything) will happen to my original declined flag now since other spam flags have been accepted.
Thanks for all the different opinions, many good points on both sides and I learnt a bit about the whole process. Upvotes for everybody!
In the meantime, I'm off to bake some eggs to go with my bacon tacos. Yum!