We've all seen plenty of:
- Comments in answers
- Thank-you's in answers
- Me-too questions in answers
Flagging as 'spam' is just wrong. The perps don't deserve a rep spank.
Flagging for mod is making work for mods.
Could we have a 'flag (or vote) to delete without prejudice?'
For some reasonable N voters at some reasonable rep R, the answer would go 'deleted'.
Right now, for whole questions, we require a stack of rep to vote to close, and a big stack of rep to vote to delete. For flags, we require only a tiny amount of rep. So, I claim that my proposal is far less abuse-prone than the current system. Any 6 people with 15 rep can bomb an answer and impose a big penalty. This proposal would require, oh, 5 people with 10K rep to delete an answer with no rep penalty.