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Questions about suspected user spam, the Spam Flag or combating spam as a community

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First some facts about the spam/offensive flags: 6 flags will automatically delete a post A succesful deletion by spam flags results in a -100 reputation penalty for the user 10k user no longer see … oppose misusing spam/offensive flags for content that is not either blatant spam or seriously offensive. Those flags have a much lower reputation requirement than the regular community deletion privileges …
answered Jun 6 '13 by Mad Scientist
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There is only one reason not to downvote spam, and that is that questions with a low score are not shown on the frontpage anymore. This might mean that it takes a bit longer to remove the spam, but … on the other hand it also hides it from casual visitors on the frontpage. There is no clear consensus on this as far as I know. Closing a spam post is simply a waste of time, you only need six spam
answered Sep 21 '14 by Mad Scientist