First off, I want to thank the community for all the Spam flags they have submitted! Bravo!
However, there is an issue that we are slowly, one-by-one addressing, in regards to the spam posts: People are editing them after flagging them. This is a bad idea, for a couple reasons:
- It invalidates the Spam flag (requiring a mod to intervene).
- When the mod intervenes, we have to click through the question, find the answer (if applicable), then go through the Editing History, then determine from there if it's spammy or not before taking action.
This is not to say we don't want users flagging posts; that's part of your job. What we don't want though is users replacing websites or the spammy parts with SPAM! DO NOT CLICK! or other similar messages. We would like to request users simply Flag the post, leave a comment to the poster or other users that it's very spammy, and wait. With 6 Spam-Flag votes from regular users, the post disappears, without needing a Mod to intervene.
If you have any questions regarding this, please come hang out in the chatroom, or post a comment here, or even start a new thread on the meta