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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 from doing it again but ignoring the little picture, that getting these posts off our site by deleting them is also an effective way to deal with them. Given ...


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I can't see anything in that answer that would qualify for deletion. It's not spam, it's clearly an answer to the question being asked, and there's nothing rude or offensive in it. I've vote to undelete and so have enough others -- it's been undeleted. If people want to critique the quality, that's what comments and downvotes are for. For the rest of the ...


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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? It's not like SF/F gets a ridiculous amount of spam. I struggle to see why Smokey even bothers monitoring our site when spam here is practically non-existent ...


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I am not familiar with the film in question but as far as I can tell the answer should not be subject to deletion under the guidelines for the vote to delete privilege. According to Meta.SE An answer that is not an answer should be deleted (should be a comment, doesn't answer the question etc...). Answers that are answers but are factually wrong or are ...


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Yes, in rare specific mostly objective circumstances. Content that is in violation of "be nice" policy (that can't be edited to remove violation) Content that is in violation of other policies (spam, mostly) NAA answers. Answers that objectively add zero value (not simply low quality, but really can't be fixed). Note that this doesn't apply to questions - ...


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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 select "open in new tab", switch to the new tab, click "flag", select "spam", click "Flag answer", close the tab, and click "Skip" in the review queue. Click "...


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This seems to me like a disagreement among the user base that goes beyond how the moderation tools were designed. As I'm sure you are aware, the moderation tools are reputation based. Reputation is supposed to be a (somewhat limited) gauge on how trusted you are to interact with the site tools. It then takes between 3 and 5 users with moderation tools to ...


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