Today this question popped up in the Tavern because it contained an e-mail address.

9-out-of-10 of those questions turn out to be spam or otherwise low-quality.

As that question offers money I wondered if that was allowed/on-topic but nor your help nor a search on meta rendered results that seems to answer that question.

Are questions asking for this community to do work and get paid for that allowed and/or on-topic.

If not, how do you prefer those get flagged?

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    Sounds like that would have been more suitable for an ad or careers.stackoverflow.com
    – kasperd
    Jul 6, 2015 at 8:53
  • @rene, Actually the "who" is important. Are such "bounty" questions on-topic if they are posted by StackExchange?
    – Pacerier
    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:22

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Flag it as spam. I think that's such an edge case it's not worth trying to document and I got plenty of flags on the question.

Offering money for a pentest is solicitation of commerce at a point-in-time, so it's not helpful in our Q&A site format for the same reasons that link-only answers are discouraged.

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