Linked Questions

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What’s (not) spam? [duplicate]

Somebody asked the following “question”: Clearly this is just a troll post so I (and other users) flagged it as spam. The spam flag was subsequently disputed (which I think simply means that a ...
44
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2answers
921 views

Please provide a flag option clearly designed for gibberish, contentless posts [duplicate]

MERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR <3 doingdoingdoingdoingdoingdoingdoingdoingdoing. 9.... YEAH baby. Shash. BOSH. :)) What this post would normally receive on its own is 8 "not an answer" flags,...
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1answer
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Should this have been autodetected as spam? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago, an answer appeared to one of my questions, blatantly not an answer, but somehow it wasn't detected and filtered by SE itself. Also, the user has been posting this on other questions ...
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0answers
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What kind of flag should I raise when I see garbage? [duplicate]

I am wondering which flag to raise upon catching sight of something like this: Asdfghjkl lkjhgfdsa Spam? It's not promoting anything. Rude or abusive? It's not speaking ill of anything. Not an ...
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2answers
27k views

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 ...
27
votes
4answers
830 views

Let's Remove The Auto Downvote On Validated VLQ Flags (On Questions)

Currently, flagging a post as very low quality causes two things to happen: The post is flagged for moderator review The community user casts a downvote on the post if the flag is validated ...
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4answers
481 views

Remove VLQ as a flag option

The Very Low Quality flag option sucks. prepares for controversy I'd like to see it removed totally as a flag option. Its original purpose was as a response to contentless or meaningless posts; ...
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2answers
528 views

Improve help text for the low-quality-posts queue

I was recently very surprised about the expected workflow for low-quality posts when stumbling across the Meta Post Am I reviewing correctly?. It would be nice if the guidelines, as discussed in ...
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1answer
806 views

Has there been an uptick in spam votes against established questions? [closed]

The last few days seem to have seen the resurgence of some old conflicts on Stack Overflow. In particular there have been attempts to delete some old and popular but non-technical questions(*) and a ...
26
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2answers
441 views

How should the “very low quality” flag be used?

On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this ...
2
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2answers
270 views

Spam flags and Rude/Abusive flags - Is the difference practical?

As per the FAQ, we know that there are two small differences between spam flags and rude or abusive flags (referred to below as S and R/A, respectively). If a deleted post has at least 1 valid spam ...
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2answers
140 views

Can the offensive flag description be reworded?

The description of the "it is offensive, abusive, or hate speech" flag is this: This answer contains content that a reasonable person would deem inappropriate for respectful discourse. However, ...
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1answer
112 views

Can the spam flag description be reworded?

For flag > spam, the description is as follows: This answer is effectively an advertisement with no disclosure. It is not useful or relevant, but promotional. This is good for a post such as ...
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votes
1answer
123 views

Abusive, but not rude [duplicate]

I came across a post, which was basically gibberish like "hsuheuduehuhfuheufhufe". Originally I marked it as spam, but it was not accepted. Why? It should have been marked at rude and abusive. ...