A post appeared on one of the SE sites in all-caps shouting HOW DO I TURN OFF CAPS LOCK?.
Chat users generally try to help salvage such shouting posts on the SE network, whenever they are reported. I too, went to take a look and attempt to salvage it.
It was a self-answered post by a 4K+ user and after a few minutes, a note appeared on the post saying that it is meant to be a canonical post for closing all shouting posts as duplicates. It was posted as on the advice of a moderator. A link to the chat room conversation was provided in the question by the author.
After some time, the post was deleted, then undeleted, as the OP was trying to get a badge with assistance from the chat room users, and now it is finally deleted.
All these events kept bumping the post till it was finally removed by the author.
Is it considered a abuse of the system if a users post like this knowingly on a main site?
Should such posts be flagged, or should I just let it be, because moderators were part of the joke as well?