A user by the username 25887 committed to my proposal and added a link in the text field. After inspecting the link I found out that it takes me to some online store or something selling an insect repellent and has nothing to do with the scope of the proposals at all. Should/Will commitments like these with links or content to promote a product or service be removed?

PS: Can we have an option to flag a commitment?

  • Post the screenshot if you can, as the link is dead. – kenorb Aug 27 '17 at 8:21
  • @kenorb I forgot to take a screenshot. I wasn't expecting the link to go down in 30 minutes after posting this post. – Henry WH Hack v2.1.2 Aug 27 '17 at 9:07

The user had no other useful content so was removed. There's little chance we would add another spam flag where the likelihood is so low (one instance I can recall in 7+ years). There are many more ways to bring attention to unusual activity including meta posts like this, or the 'contact us' link at the bottom of the page.

  • Would it be a bad idea to flag the proposal as "Requires Moderator attention"? – wythagoras Aug 28 '17 at 19:11
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    That would work. – Robert Cartaino Aug 28 '17 at 19:37

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