I have recently come across quite a number of questions that have been closed by one of our higher rep users as SPAM. This is the latest one which is undergoing an edit war as I write.
The posts in question all start with an annoying ASCII "art" sequence:
Quite a few of these have been closed by the same high-rep user and seeing as I have quite a bit of respect for this HRU and his contributions to this site, I imagine he knows something I don't and this is in fact a troll.
However, the question itself does not seem trollish. It looks like a perfectly valid (if not really very interesting) question asked by a new user and the ensuing edit wars looks like a personal vendetta.
Once again I'd like to stress that I fully believe that the HRU who is closing them has a valid reason, I am just asking what that reason is. Why are these being flagged as spam when they are not spam? And does this site operate under a "once a troll, forever a troll" policy? Are these from spambots just trying to get enough rep to be able to be really annoying?
EDIT: The post I linked to has been deleted adding further weight to my assumption that the HRU is acting correctly, or at least in accordance with the community's wishes. Still, what is going on here?