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Personally I would not touch the posts as said in the Meta.SE post, and I would encourage everyone to flag spammy posts, even if they are already in the low quality queue. Flagging automatically deletes the post, does not require much reputation, and helps the system to automatically recognize spam. EDIT: Charcoal, our friendly neighbours that actively ...


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I was the one declining. Sorry, but the flagged comment interface does not show the answer the comment is attached to, and I remembered the comment and the original answer, so I neglected checking if the answer got edited, since many many users flag such comments even if they are still needed. So, sorry, this was an honest mistake, I should have accepted ...


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I second Federico in that we should not edit spam -- flag it and move on. This puts the post in the autodelete department, requires very little rep to do (compared to any other action), and helps train the Stack's own spamfilters to recognize the spam in the future. It also puts the Stack system on notice that the user is acting spammy (so that the Stack ...


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I declined the flag exactly for the reasons mentioned by Dan Hulme in their comment. That is a legit new user that was misguided and did not know how to use the site, there is no reason to be so punitive in their regards, closing the question was enough. Question will be deleted shortly (either automatically, or by a mod).


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An answer can only be flagged as Very Low Quality when it has a score of 0 or lower is less than 7 days old If the score is the problem, you can try to downvote it first, and open the dialog again. Flagging it as Not An Answer will put it in the Low Quality Posts review queue as well, but if it does attempt to answer the question it isn't really ...


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This "question" (it's really a statement) is helpful and accurate. Upvoted. The bigger issue here is that the terminology that SE currently employs is confusing and ambiguous. A reasonable person could easily conclude that "asdasdasdasdasdasdasdasd" is very low quality and therefore select that option. If you want to see change, the ...


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Because it's an answer, albeit a link-only answer.* I took me a while to learn that it's safer to just flag low quality (LQ). Use NAA (not an answer) after very careful consideration. An example from MSE: When an answer is flagged NAA, moderators expect to see something that doesn't look like an answer. Something like: I have a question... @...


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Based on the link to a meta.SO post given by Aurora0001 in the comments, and the fact that the review shows that nobody in the queue agreed with you, the system has "declined" automatically this flag. The question then got closed through a second queue


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The undeletion is my mistake, I always forget that if spam flags get cleared on a post, it gets undeleted automatically, but it does not show as much on the screen unless I reload the page. As for clearing the spam flags, the link got removed by the author, so I don't see why to keep the penalization on the account when there is a clear indication that it ...


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The post in question really is a comment (a post suggesting a way another post could be improved), not an answer. Specifically, it's suggesting that the other answer to the question be updated with the new URL for the given page. That said, the post looks like an answer; at first glance, it looks like it's an independent attempt at answering the question, ...


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Because the community voted to keep the question open in the review queue initiated by your flag. Since the community disagreed with the flag, the system has automatically declined the flag.


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Edit: Based on the evidence (looking at the state of the post when the flag was raised), I think I might have just ignored the flag. That being said the following post still covers the general reasoning for why a flag like that might get declined. It's always a subjective call. It's not a moderator's job to delete poor quality or incorrect answers. Low ...


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