This answer was marked as 'spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown'

What was the first song you ever learned? Was it like mine, the top movie kind? What kind of dream did you have last night? Why can't you answer me?

The Voight-Kampff test referenced in this song by Sandii and Ryuichi Sakamoto


I'll happily admit that I didn't think it was very good, but I'm not seeing any justification for it being marked as spam (the user was brand new and a cursory search suggests that they aren't connected to the video in the link), nor is there any abusive content.

Am I missing something here?

  • Was it actually deleted as spam or R/A (i.e. deleted by Community and locked)? Or, is it merely hidden such that non-moderators have to click through to the revision history (indicating only that there's one or more "helpful" spam or R/A flags on the post, which might have been automatically marked helpful when the post was deleted, without anyone actually evaluating the flag)?
    – Makyen
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:36
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    @Makyen it was deleted from a moderator red flag as far as I can tell. I’ll let the mod who did so answer though as I’ve not really looked at the post in question.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:38
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    Looks like spam to me. Even if it wasn't intended as spam, it's effectively spam.
    – Makyen
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:43
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    @Makyen - How so? OP is quoting song lyrics that he believes are relevant to the question, and has helpfully provided a link to the song in question on YouTube.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:45
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    @Valorum I can't see deleted posts, so there's no way for me to know that the answer has any relevance to the question. The text you've included isn't indicated as a quote of lyrics of the song. Did the question ask about finding references in pop culture to the Voight-Kampff test? If not, then it's just someone posting a link to their favorite, potentially related, song, which is promotion/spam.
    – Makyen
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:51
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    @cigien The entire text of the post is reproduced in the question. That's all there is. Personally I didn't think it was an actual answer, and am not sorry to have it deleted, but it didn't smell like spam/abuse to me.
    – DavidW
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:54
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    @DavidW - It's possibly an answer. If OP could show that the song was in some way licensed or connected with the film
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 18:55
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    Certainly it was an attempt at an answer. I was surprised as well when I saw it had been deleted as spam so quickly
    – fez
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 19:50
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    It couldn't possibly constitute an answer as the song came out 16 years after Do Androids Dream... Unless you count it as just a wrong answer. I'm pretty sure that I flagged to delete as not an answer but my review history won't give details. Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 17:43
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    @JiminyCricket.is the question limited to just the novel?
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 3:26
  • @AncientSwordRage not limited to the novel, but probably to in-universe? Questions asked outside could come from any source and be just as valid then?
    – Skooba
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 11:57
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    @Skooba - If OP can show that the song is intended to be based on Deckard's test on the (titular) Rachael, then it would certainly be an answer, albeit based on what is essentially fan-fic.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 11:57
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    @Valorum OP cannot basically show this and, instead, becomes rude when questioned. I think it was right to both downvote and delete his answer as random junk.
    – Andres F.
    Commented Mar 22 at 17:02

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It was flagged in error

I flagged it, because I mistook it for trying to advertise the song.

I should have taken a second look.

But by the power of mod magic the spam flag has been removed and the answer undeleted.

I've also made some edits to the answer, to make it clearer that it's actually an answer and not just a post about a song.


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