What is SO's policy on questions like this fresh one?

To me, it reeks like traffic / PR whoring, even though it might be a legit question.

What to do? Close? Remove the link? Leave as is?

Edit: The question already answered itself:

closed as spam by Michael Todd, AdaTheDev, Chacha102, Andomar, mopoke 15 secs ago


3 Answers 3


That is what the Close as Spam Button is for.

  • closed as spam. Done. Feb 1, 2010 at 21:44
  • Don't forget to flag as spam as well.
    Feb 1, 2010 at 22:04

Regardless of motivation (and in this case, the motivations are not good), questions and answers that consist of only a link are equally frowned upon.


7 Downvotes, Closed as Spam, and link edited out, all in less than 8 minutes. Good job Stack Overflow Community, you know it when you see it.

  • To be fair, the OP edited the link out himself after people objected to it.
    – mmyers
    Feb 1, 2010 at 21:56
  • 2
    The removal of the link is still an effect of community action.
    – C. Ross
    Feb 1, 2010 at 22:00

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