There is a new user being bullied by spam on this question: My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend

What can we do to help out?

  • I assume things were cleaned up since I don't see anything untoward, but frankly, this question doesn't make sense. Spam doesn't terrorize anyone. It's annoying at worst. If a deliberate on-correc-topic messages are being posted, then it isn't spam, by definition (even if there are many of them). They may be offensive, unwelcome, or bad, but they can't be spam
    – user3143
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 16:18
  • @user3143 I said terrorizing because it was continuous bullying but it has been resolved.
    – one2three
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 16:30
  • then it's not spam (which means off-topic unrelated stuff) Not that you were wrong to bring it up, just trying to improve terminology :)
    – user3143
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 16:34
  • @user3143 OK thank you for the advice.
    – one2three
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 16:35
  • It was spam in a broader sense: a continuous barrage of nonsense and/or abusive comments. That's not how it's understood in the SE flag's sense of the word (in that context, it implies unwanted commercial overtures). So you're sorta both right.
    – Acire
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 18:14

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The initial action you can take is to flag as "spam or offensive" which will not only notify mods, but will automatically remove it given enough flags.

Also down vote any posts that deserve a down vote.

Then come and let us know in chat - that will also get it in front of high rep folks who can possibly get rid of it without any mod interaction.

Then, as you have done here, take it to meta if all else fails.

  • More specifically, flag it as "spam or offensive", which (when enough regular users have flagged it) will automatically deal with it if no mods are able to get there in time.
    – Acire
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 11:57
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    Thanks Erica - updated
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 11:59

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