This answer (the link is for 10k users) puzzles me: I first flagged it as not an answer but then looking at the user profile, I saw that just the website is filled (but without a correct link), so I reflagged it as spam.

How should this be considered?

The answer text is the following one:

aaaaah that is how you do it on a Mac!!!!!

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A non-sense post without any link is not spam; it is spam if it contains links that don't have any purpose, if not promoting something.

If a user keep adding the link for a library in any posted answer, saying "This library can help you." on Stack Overflow those answers would be flagged as spam. If a user just writes "Me too!" as answer, that user is not considered spammer. I don't buy the assumption that the user wrote a non-sense comment to let me check his user profile, and follow a spam link. When I see a non-sense post, I just flag it; I don't look at the user profile.

That answer should rather be a comment, but it doesn't make sense as comment too.

  • it doesn't make sense as comment too, that's exactly why I thought this could be spam, sometimes spamers post comment that are very broad like this was useful and don't even include a link in it but their profile has it.
    – tostinni
    Dec 28, 2011 at 14:49
  • Thanks for the precision.
    – tostinni
    Dec 28, 2011 at 18:57

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