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I have protected the question. That will stop new users from adding answers, which should deal with most of the problem you're seeing. Besides that, if you think an answer is spam, flag it as spam. That's what the spam flag is for.


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I'm the mod that deleted that answer. I've never noticed this spam text behaviour before, because as Jefromi's test shows, mods don't see the replacement text. I completely agree that this answer is not spam. In fact, I didn't act on the spam flag. The post triggered a deluge of flags - 4x 'not an answer', 2x 'very low quality', 1x 'spam', and 1x 'invalid ...


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Speaking as a user here and a mod on another site, I agree - the spam flag was misused on that post, and I've seen it on other deleted posts as well. The spam flag is meant for actual spam: people trying to advertise. (And the offensive flag is for actually offensive things - hate speech and so on.) That's why the deletion with those flags triggers that ...


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A high rep member protected the question, meaning that people with less than 10 rep on the site can no longer answer it. Unfortunately, some of the "spam" answers were upvoted, meaning that those people with 21 rep can now answer other "protected" questions. There was no reason for people with more than 25 rep to upvote the bad answers. Instead, people ...


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This is exactly one of the things protection is meant for. Protecting the question means that if someone wants to post a link to promote their printing service, they have to post a good question or good answer elsewhere first. But blatant spammers tend to have a "quantity over quality" mentality; they want to plaster their links as many places as possible ...


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