I know this has been said many times, Don't downvote spam, flag it!, but still spam is being bombed with downvotes, why?
Can we do something to prevent this?
For reference, this post says:
The proper course of action is to flag the post as spam. Three spam flags will remove it from the front page, six will delete it. Don't edit it, don't downvote it, don't use another flag. Flag as spam and move on.
Spam posts gets easier removed if we just flag them and avoid downvoting them.
I thought about doing something like this, to prevent it:
- A spam post is created
- A user flags it as spam.
- A bunch other users tries to downvote it.
- Each of them gets a popup saying, "This post has been flagged as spam. If you agree, then please flag it too, instead of downvoting it.". (NEW FEATURE).
Will this be a good idea? To basically show a popup telling the user to flag the post instead of downvoting it.
Sorry I didn't knew that the downvotes are added automatically when flagging a post as spam. Thanks for pointing that out :)