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Users should not change the body of a spam/low quality post instead just flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should Spam posts be edited? Few days back there was a spam question, for advertising and I removed the content of the question and wrote SPAM SPAM SPAM, later a moderator ...
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Flagging Questions as spam versus editing out advertising links [duplicate]

The Question I flagged as spam this morning was of poor quality (off-topic) but did contain a link to an app store, along with a few glowing words of self-endorsement. First I voted to close, then I ...
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Should I delete SPAM content from an answer review? [duplicate]

In one of my first reviews in Stack Overflow, I've found this clearly SPAM answer: American eagle limo give you the Party Bus with Stripper Pole in DC of the extended limos for the substantially ...
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Am I right in doing such an edit? [duplicate]

Today I saw a post with abusive words. I flagged the post, waited for 10 mins, and after that I did an edit. I am right in doing such an edit? Here is the link to the question. If a mod reads ...
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Is it a good idea to edit the spam away instead of waiting for enough flags to be raised? [duplicate]

The aim of this question is to understand what the system prefers. On Aviation it often happens that spam messages end up in the LQ queue and thus end up being "reccommended for deletion" but not ...
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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Recent Mass Football Spam

Is something wrong with StackOverflow's spam filter? Recently there have been huge numbers of spam topics related to football streaming. They have all been spam flagged and deleted but there are more ...
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What can we do about the increasing amount of spam on Ask Ubuntu?

Is there anything you can do against spam answers? Over the last week or so the amount of spam answers on Ask Ubuntu has significantly increased (a couple of deleted spam answers: Reinstall of OS ...
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Why shouldn't I downvote spam that I've already flagged?

One of the responses to the question about the mass of football spam said: The proper course of action is to flag the post as spam. Three spam flags will remove it from the front page, six will ...
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How to deal with an otherwise salvageable post with a spam link?

I'm coming across several posts (mostly questions) recently. They all come from new users. Those posts seem OK: they're on-topic and is only an edit away from a decent post for beginners to SE, except ...
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How do I deal with spam users?

See also: How to deal with persistent Spam-Users? I know of a similar question here, but it does not really answer my question: How do I deal with users which have just one purpose: Spam? On Super ...
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Failed low-quality review audit

I recently came across this answer (to a question on implementing echo cancellation in Java) in the low quality review queue: The only way to supress echo is to use "C" libary of AEC and call it ...
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Should I edit abusive posts?

When I see a abusive post that is a bit beyond PG-13 like: Go punch sand you lint-licker I will flag it as abusive but I feel like I shouldn't leave such profanities up for other people to see ...
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What should community ♦ mods do with spammers?

OK, so I deleted the spam post. What's next? Should I destroy the user? Put it in suspension? Ignore it? And what should I do if the spammer opens a new account from the same IP and spams again? Is ...
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Are spam answers ever deleted permanently?

Note: This is a different question to Are answers ever deleted permanently? I just hit 10k rep on Pro Webmasters and as I browsed around the site tonight, I saw multiple spam answers (just links to ...

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