Earlier today, I came across a question asking for recommendations for software for an automotive repair shop. This question is clearly off-topic, and I voted to close it as "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers".

After re-reading the question, I noticed that the OP mentioned a particular software they used that "is a fabulous online web portal", and that the OP's username was the same as this software. It seems that this question is not only off-topic but also not asked in good faith. Is it worth flagging it as spam in addition to close-voting it?

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    Don't vote to close spam. Only spam flag it. 6 spam flags and it's automatically deleted.
    – n8te
    May 8, 2021 at 8:07
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    You get used to the form much spam takes after a while - though your exposure & therefore familiarity with it may depend on what time of day you normally visit. There are definitely 'hot' & 'cool' times in a day as to how much is posted. Often it lasts no more than a few minutes before being deleted, so if you're not there at that moment, you just won't see it.
    – Tetsujin
    May 10, 2021 at 14:29

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Yes, you should - Its definitely spam, and you should flag it.

Well, if I hadn't deleted the user anyway.


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