I see a spammy post every now and then in the Low Quality Posts review queue, but there isn't a relevant comment I can leave the spammer. Therefore, I have to choose 'No comment Needed'. Can we have yet another choice?

This post is spam
Flag this post as spam

Currently I have to press the link button on the side, go the the post, mark it as spam, then go back to the queue and mark it for deletion. Quite a hassle, don't you think?

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    Presumably the spammer already knows they are spamming so don't need a comment telling them – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 15:14
  • @RichardTingle the idea is to flag the post, not to post an auto-comment – John Dvorak Oct 20 '13 at 15:23
  • @JanDvorak As I understand it 6 recommend deletion flags auto deletes, as does 6 spam flags. An interesting question is does 3 recommend deletion flags + 3 spam flags autodelete; if it does then no change is nessissary. Any devs about to answer? – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 15:26
  • there is a difference or two: first, 6 spam flags carry a rep penalty. Second, spam flags never auto-clear, VLQ recommendations do. – John Dvorak Oct 20 '13 at 15:30
  • @JanDvorak I've always found that slightly ridiculous; spammers don't care about rep, they always have 1 rep and they only ever post 1 post – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 15:33
  • They don't care about rep, but they do care about quality-ban, and they don't always post only one post per account. – John Dvorak Oct 20 '13 at 15:35
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    @RichardTingle They are completely separate systems. It takes six spam flags or six deletion recommendations. – animuson Oct 20 '13 at 15:50
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    In that case it might make sense to be able to flag from the dialogue, but that argument would hold for any kind of flag/close vote as well as voting; wanting to downvote the things you see in the dialogue is probably more common than spam – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 15:55

All the comments to leave on "recommend for deletion" reasons are for things a person could, with good intentions, have accidently done (not realising that answers were strictly for posts that answer the original question). As such informing them of their mistake is a good and useful thing to do.

However, no-one accidently posts spam, or cares that we don't like it. Therefore leaving such a comment would serve no purpose.

Being able to separately flag from the dialogue as spam may be helpful, but that argument would hold for any kind of flag, closing or voting.

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    the idea is to flag the post, not to post a comment – John Dvorak Oct 20 '13 at 15:22
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    Possibly being able to additionally flag as spam within a the queue would useful, but that would still be 'No comment needed' – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 15:24
  • You are free to suggest a different UI. However, it feels safe to assume there is no desire to flag and comment. – John Dvorak Oct 20 '13 at 15:25
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    On one spam post, I have seen someone comment with "do not click on this" as an alert to others. Some people may not be see the obvious spam (I've seen that happen in a separate incident). It is important that each spam post is flagged by each person who finds it. – Jamal Oct 20 '13 at 16:03
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    @Jamal I wouldn't object to the full post interaction being available in the queue – Richard Tingle Oct 20 '13 at 16:05