The link you provided is great!
The first phrase to come to my mind to answer this:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and
you feed him for a lifetime.
So, instead of doing a massive amount of edits that adds low / no value and having them stockpiling on the edition queue, you could add comments on these questions to ...
What Happened to the Spammy Posts
The two posts you referenced were addressed by the community, but insufficient action was taken by users with sufficient voting privileges. I eventually deleted those questions outright, rather than treating them as spam, for the reasons outlined in the accepted answer to a related meta question.
Flags can and ...
Think About Semantic Clarity of the Question
Context matters, and clarity is often the determining factor for me when I review titles. For example:
ruby: chars in var name
This is a terrible title for many reasons, and the tag being in the title is only one of them. Contrast this with the question below.
What characters are allowed when defining a ...
Deleted, Not Flagged
I eventually opted to delete the answers without flagging them as spam. I did this because:
They were low quality, but not necessarily spam.
The links in the edit history would have continued to feed SEO in the event that they were spam.
Deleting the questions without flagging as spam seems less likely to result in punitive action by ...
Really liked the stats we got, Shog! I believe our community is steadily improving along the years.
I got curious with Danny's question and decided to dig down a bit in our number of users and levels and here goes the analysis I got.
My reading of these numbers are:
It's really hard to engage new users to the point they contribute back to the community ...