I lost track of the count of spam posts that came in today morning. One thing which I noticed was that as usual there were 8 or 9 downvotes to all of these questions instead if they were flagged they would have been deleted.

Many users dont know that they can mark it as spam which will trigger auto deletion of post. Similar to the popup which tells user s to leave a comment when question is downvoted, can we disaplay another pop up which suggests the user to mark the question as flag if and only if the question is already marked as spam by X no of users.

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    I agree to this 100%. A user is encouraged to leave a comment when s/he down-votes on a post. That pop-up could have a line to let the users know about the use of flagging it as a spam :-)
    – AjitS
    Mar 22, 2013 at 6:22
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    I made a very similar feature requests on Meta.SO a while ago: meta.stackexchange.com/q/148691/151385 Mar 22, 2013 at 6:23
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    I like this idea a lot. If this doesn't get any traction I'll try putting a bounty on the Meta.SO question and get it some attention
    – Clive Mod
    Mar 22, 2013 at 9:44
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    @clive having flagged spam before here. i for one think its confusing to be allocated like 20 or so flag allotments that make it seem as a new user you can only flag X numbers of things before you cant anymore ... i understand now the throttling. i'm just saying i think that's confusing for new users as well. Hence they downvote.
    – tenken
    Apr 25, 2013 at 15:16
  • @tenken I don't personally have a problem with downvoting spam posts, I do it myself. But I agree, if that was changed to add per day then things would be a bit clearer for new users
    – Clive Mod
    Apr 25, 2013 at 15:21


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