Questions like this: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/q/123897/16495 suddenly started to appear in off-topic review queue. Why? Is it a human error, or we have some new detection mechanism that fails miserably? And just by the way, is there no way to stop that wave of spam we are encountering these days?
I am confirming this, but it is more than likely because some users exercised close votes, and chose a custom off-topic reason. This was the WRONG thing to do with this.
When you encounter spam on the site, the procedure is to
- Flag it as spam
The spam flag is special. That is all that is needed.
- DO NOT cast a close vote
- DO NOT flag any reason other than spam
- DO NOT edit the spamminess away
- DO NOT edit the links out
- DO NOT cast an additional downvote.
Just flag it as spam and go on your way.