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Do we want Smoke Detector to auto flag spam?

Clarifying Smokey Let me start with a very brief summary of what Smoke Detector does, since there's been some confusion over this. (Charcoal people, please correct me in comments if I get anything ...
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What was spammy, rude or abusive about this answer?

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 ...
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Can the author of a paywalled article quote their own paper without explaining how the contents answer the question?

I'm not sure it's spam but it really seems to run up against the link-only rule Is there even one tiny speck of information there? No. Even the title of the page being linked to would have provided ...
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Let's talk about handling spam or rude/abusive posts

I think the issue here is that you're trying to look at the big picture, training the post system to detect spam across the entire Stack Network and to IP-block and 'punish' spammers to prevent them ...
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Let's talk about handling spam or rude/abusive posts

That's it - have any thoughts? Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? Yup. Should people use the spam flag to flag spam? Obviously. That's why it exists. But if people delete it instead, so what? ...
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Do we still need to keep this thread locked?

The reason rejected spam edits used to be a problem is because even when rejected they were still publicly visible and spammers would use that as proof to their clients they had successfully spammed ...
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Do we want Smoke Detector to auto flag spam?

To give you a bit of background, I'm the user that posted the current post about increasing the number of automatic flags, the previous one a year ago, and the automated comment flagger over on Stack ...
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Let's talk about handling spam or rude/abusive posts

The problem is that when someone encounters a spam post in the "Low Quality" review queue, they have two options for dealing with it: Scroll down, find the tiny little "Link" link, right-click and ...
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Do we still need to keep this thread locked?

It should be fine now so I've unlocked them. If you see any spam suggested edits (on those or any other posts) please ping a mod or raise a flag.
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Do we want Smoke Detector to auto flag spam?

Oddly, while I have argued for the flagging (And intend on using it on the sites that I moderate), I am not 100% convinced that it is needed on a site such as SFF. (Yes, this is a change from my ...
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Can the author of a paywalled article quote their own paper without explaining how the contents answer the question?

While I have not had the paywall situation, I have had a few cases of items I could not link to due to login requirements, and a screenshot works nicely for conveying the quoted material and showing ...
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Can the author of a paywalled article quote their own paper without explaining how the contents answer the question?

It’s not spam because the answerer cites their affiliation to the article. It also answers the question: that it’s in the imagination and you can put it on the map; although the latter isn’t expanded ...
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