Currently it reads like this:

Questions tagged [spam]

This is for flagged spam. Delete all other flags and insert this flag when you see a post that is clearly and unquestionably spam so that people following other tags don't get spammed.

Should tags be used instead of flags?

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    NEVER use tags to ID spam. ONLY flag spam.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Apr 8, 2019 at 13:30

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No, tags should not be used for this.

A tag should be something to do with handling/removing/creating/etc spam (eg email) on Ubuntu, and not coerced to a meta-tag for doing something that is infinitely better done through flags.

Edit: It was only created an hour ago, apparently for purpose. I think the justification is far too weak (no, spammers are not going to select the spam tag). I've run it over with my digger.

  • 3
    TL;DR: NEVER use tags to ID spam. ONLY use flags to ID spam.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Apr 8, 2019 at 13:30
  • +1 just for running over SPAM with a digger... >:-)
    – Fabby
    Apr 10, 2019 at 11:37

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