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Is this type of spammy Q&A permitted here?

In this case, the links contain more than just a link: ?utm_medium=stackexchange&utm_source=dd&utm_campaign=hqbl&utm_content=attestation UTM stands for Urchin Tracking Module utm_source:...
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"Spam" and "rude or abusive" flag options

No. On Stack Exchange, "spam" has a specific meaning, unlike the way the term is often used on the internet as a whole: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's ...
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A Temporary Tweak to Work Around Abusive Posting Patterns

I am very happy these questions are fast-deleted and am glad to see we are being given more powerful tools to deal with them. That said, I have noticed the majority of the questions being quick-...
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Is it better to remove spam links when editing or to flag them for moderators?

Good question, the general guidance in this case is to not edit the post. Looking at the answer below it's different; you stumbled upon a suggested edit adding spam and inadvertently approved/improved ...
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"Spam" and "rude or abusive" flag options

Perhaps. I think the argument in favour of flagging the “zombie wall of text” question as "spam" is that only 6 flags are needed for the post to be automatically deleted. That question is not your ...
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The rise of the spammers. Or not?

According to Stack Exchange Employee animuson ♦, We've established in past discussions that abuse of the system qualifies under the offensive flag. Posting gibberish that doesn't mean anything is ...
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4 votes

What constitutes spam?

Being a newbie (exploring), I can't say anything about SE spam specifically, but I would observe that on my own essay website, my tools block vast quantities of bot-written stuff that doesn't seem to ...
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The rise of the spammers. Or not?

The flag that best matches the "hi i am" answer is Not An Answer (NAA). It's not gibberish (LQP), and it's not spam, but it's completely out of place on the site.
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A Temporary Tweak to Work Around Abusive Posting Patterns

One technical improvement that might be useful is for the number of close flags for each question to be displayed (with the up and down votes). Making available a breakdown of the reasons given would ...
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More than three flags are unexpectedly required to delete spam

This site has by far the worst spam handling that I’ve seen. Maybe Charcoal does handle a lot of spam almost immediately, but all the spam I see takes forever to be deleted. Here's how long it took ...
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More than three flags are unexpectedly required to delete spam

As Makyen says, this has been in effect since I had Shog change the site setting in July 2019. This is documented in the answer linked to in the post in your question, so it's not quite correct to say ...
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Is it better to remove spam links when editing or to flag them for moderators?

Regarding your update: This particular item of spam was not part of the original post. It was a suggested edit. The spam wasn't posted by the question asker, so if I had flagged the post as spam it ...
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Is this type of spammy Q&A permitted here?

At the risk of muddying the waters with (more) facts, the user in question: Has been a member of EL&U Stack Exchange for three years, where he has posted two (other) questions, which were not ...

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