Usually spam I see on the SE network is deleted very fast.
But occasionally the system utterly fails and we're left with spam on the site for hours. Sometimes this happens because nobody's there to flag it. Other times it happens because people are seeing it but decide to vote to close "as spam" instead of flagging like they should.
This applies pretty equally to most abusive content too.
I am just wondering what the best thing to do here is to get these posts off the site faster. I once tried asking for help in chat (years ago), but I got told off for how I did it. I'm also aware that there are community projects such as Smokey that do this but I don't want to create an account right now.
Also, if people are not seeing the spam, is there ever a problem leaving a comment to tell people to flag as spam, potentially with my reasoning? (The problem with this is of course that if spam is handled correctly, they probably won't see my comment, since the post it's on will get deleted.)