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User posts link to related commercial extension in every answer, but also gives halfway useful information. What to do?

To answer your question...definatelly not option 3. As for the correct option, there is no silver bullet. It really depends on the behavior of the user. Flagging always helps since moderators have ...
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High quality "self promotion" allowable?

Links to personal blogs have a high chance to 404 in the future. So, in my opinion, every answer should be read as if the links are already 404. Does the answer still answers the question? This ...
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High quality "self promotion" allowable?

Quote from: https://magento.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer Provide context for links Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow ...
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User posts link to related commercial extension in every answer, but also gives halfway useful information. What to do?

If it's in every single answer this user is posting, it is definitely spam to my eyes. Thus, the user behavior is not respecting the idea of SE and he should be flagged. If the user posts answers ...
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Automatic spam detector?

So, thanks to @tripleee comment I ended up contacting Charcoal directly via the dedicated chat room. The transcript is here if you wanna check it out: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/...
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Automatic spam detector?

Charcoal has brought the SmokeDetector to the next level. See this meta post: Can a machine be taught to flag spam automatically? You can now sign up and make your SE account available for flagging ...
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High quality "self promotion" allowable?

If the answers are still valuable without the link and just include it for further reference or as source, it's perfectly fine IMHO. If not, at least relevant parts of the source should be quoted. (I'...
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Users are spamming the site with ChatGPT questions and answers

These can and should still be flagged. The Stack Exchange policy of Inauthentic Usage under the Code of Conduct page states: Plagiarizing or copying content from websites, books, or other online and ...
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