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When I saw the contents of the question https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/29067/how-to-create-3-dimensional-effective-game-in-java it was immediatly clear that it was a spam message, but when I voted to close I couldn't find any spam option, so I chose the off-topic option which others had used as well.

There is the flag as spam option though, but I'm not sure how close votes and flagging are related

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Spam should be deleted, not closed. Deletions are done by moderators, informed by flags. Closures are done by the whole (high-rep) community, and can be undone by the community if there's disagreement or the question is fixed.

As shown in that question, you can hasten the deletion process to cause a "community delete" by downvoting; high-rep users who are not mods can delete questions that are very downvoted.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Just to add on to that, what we usually do for spam users is "destroy" them, which deletes all content they own. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad May 14 '12 at 21:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ So the next time I see spam I should flag for spam and close-vote for offtopic? \$\endgroup\$ – Roy T. May 15 '12 at 6:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RoyT: Don't waste a close vote on it. Just flag it. If you really feel it's necessary, downvote it. \$\endgroup\$ – user744 May 15 '12 at 6:54

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