Took me a while to locate it, but unless there's some CV specific-benefit, perhaps this one should be closed?
I've just flagged, voted for deletion and downvoted a blatant spam post. No doubt it will be taken care of in short order - a few hours at most (US moderators will probably be asleep right now).
But I don't like the idea that it gets to sit there as is for even one hour.
While it would be possible to replace the text with 'This was spam, I have edited it out', for example, that would cause people to have to take an extra click to check and see that it really was spam.
Would it be okay to say
Strike through all the text and attempt to render any links inoperative (in the sense that you can't accidentally click on them, but would have to copy paste the address, say)?
The idea of even slightly mangling spam withing minutes of its appearance seems fair to me - but on the other hand I don't want to just do something like that unilaterally - there may be some consequence I am unaware of. I don't want to make anyone but the spammers less effective.
Should I just leave it as is?
Edit 11 April 2015:
It has been brought to my attention on a moderator forum (with information I am not at liberty to quote, as useful as that would be) that there's a problem with mangling spam -- even textifying the links -- in that it interferes with bots/scripts designed to help find spammers and consequently for StackExchange to deal with them. Just wanted to mention it before I forgot -- it's something perhaps we should be mindful of.