I rarely mark questions or answers as spam because I actually find very few under the r where I'm most active, but I did do so the other day, and my flag was declined.
This is the question, um... in question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/20551685/1270695
To sum the flagged question up, it was a self-answered question whose sole purpose was to promote a new package that the author had developed "for the benefit of the community". There was no indication at the time of posting and flagging that the OP was the author of the package they linked to in their answer.
Responding to my comment that SO isn't a place for self-promotion, the OP responded:
... I am just pre-empting a question. This way it will be indexed by google and when ppl search they will find it.
Thankfully, they did at least edit the question with a disclaimer.
My two questions are:
- Was my flag incorrect? If so, sorry for the noise and extra work!
- If my flag was not incorrect, but somehow slipped through the cracks, what is the best approach to resolving this? Flagging again? Posting on meta? Something else?