I recently posted a detailed question on superuser about an issue I was trying to help someone with.
However, before posting it, while I was helping the person, I attempted to help her to ask the question herself. She created an account, and I typed up the text (since I was the one helping her and had all the details).
I was surprised to find that the question was blocked as spam. I tried omitting the external link (to tomshardware dot com) and it was still blocked as spam.
The post is emphatically not spam. It is exactly the sort of researched, detailed question that I would wish to encourage as a stack exchange user. It shows all the necessary details. And yet it was blocked as spam.
I even tried omitting the model of the printer and the "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe" string, just because I didn't know what else to try. Finally I gave up and asked her to email me the question text, and I would post it instead of her (since I am not a brand new user).
The question as now posted was only slightly modified from the version that tripped the spam filter when posted from a new user account.
Isn't this the sort of question that we want to allow? How could I have helped her post it without tripping the spam filter (since it is NOT spam, regardless of what the filter says)? Is this a bug?
UPDATE: I have posted the original text on pastebin. Interestingly, it tripped the spam filters there as well, and I had to solve a captcha before I could post it. (When I tripped the spam filter on superuser, I had a captcha as well, but even after that was accepted the post was blocked as spam.)