I’ve participated in a forum where my post was unpopular with the community, so it was flagged as spam as a method of censorship.
As a user, I obviously don’t like that.
I understand that some posts are unpopular, but it seems like there is a need for a different type of flag. “Spam” is incorrect, and hiding the topic completely (which would be reasonable if the thread WAS spam) isn’t right, in my opinion.
I’m not saying that the topic should be visible to everyone… the community has a right to determine what they feel is appropriate topics of discussion. But there is a disconnect if the community feels the best way to flag an unpopular topic is to mark it as spam.