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What are the spam and offensive flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and offensive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive content? How does the spam flag differ from ...
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How to deal with users posting religious threats? [duplicate]

Just a few minutes ago, a particular user created two accounts and posted threatening posts against a certain religion. In such cases, what should be the action taken because the user can just keep ...
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Negative response from moderator, 90 point ding [duplicate]

Well, a guy answered my question in a very poor way. So, I flagged his useless response and told him why I was flagging it. The guy came back by down-voting my question and scolding me. Naturally, ...
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I see a list of my deleted posts? ...
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When enough is enough

This user has now probably made around 15 accounts. He consistently uses the python, python-3.x, mod-wsgi, wsgi and mysql-python tags, and does not ever do anything constructive. This deleted question ...
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Answer deletion by Community♦ is a 100 penalty? Why no reason for deletion is provided?

;; The sample I'm referring to is this answer. First of all, why is there no reason provided for a deletion? Second, isn't -100 penalty for a deletion on the answerer too excessive? Third, isn't ...
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Getting flagged as spam should appear in the activity summary

This question brought to my attention something that was always there, but few knew: flagging a post as SPAM produces a 2 point rep penalty. The problem is I just got a 2 point decrease in rep ...
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Offensive flag declined for the wrong reason

I flagged a question as offensive, figuring that it may not get the 6 votes needed to shut it down, but it was the right thing to do (no, I won't point out which one, since that would derail the ...
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Is it fair to active users? Can you kindly tell me and let me delete it by myself when I just posted a unconfortable question [closed]

I posted a uncomfortable question that many people downvote and upvote. and the consequence is : it is closed by someone it got -30 downvotes i wanna delete it by myself it is deleted by someone. I ...
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unclear “offensive” flag

Maybe this is my bad, but when I flagged a question as "not welcome in our community" I didn't notice the small "spam/offensive" writing at the bottom. Now, again - maybe it's just me, but when I ...
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What is community moderation, and what can I do to help?

What is community moderation? Why is it important for me to get involved? What can I do to help, and where do I start?
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Why were 9 of my questions deleted? and -100 for each of them?

Why were 9 of my questions deleted? (Stack Overflow) and -100 for each of them? I do not know why I lost 100 points for each (I don't see it in this faq). If you look at my profile you'll see I ask a ...
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When should a flag be declined?

I have already seen this post, but it is from the Era of Displayed Flag Weight. Also, it talks about moderating SO/SU (where flags are as rare as hay in a haystack and flag weight is a bigger deal). ...

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