I’m asking because I had a submission of mine downvoted as spam. I normally don’t submit posts from my blog, but a lot of people seemed to like my post (someone I don’t know posted it to HN, and it made it to the front page there), so I figured the audience here might be interested, too.
If someone doesn’t like my writing, that’s fine; not everyone likes the same thing. But I think it’s a reach to call it spam, unless there’s an unwritten (or written?) rule about not submitting your own posts.