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  • Is there a page explaining what is "noise", like "thank you", "be in touch" etc? – Daniel Springer Jun 20 '18 at 18:49
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    @myasadefa Please do not flag critical site infrastructure posts for closure. An index to the FAQ is necessary, and posting as a question is the best format, however "impure" it may seem from a narrow legalistic perspective. – Nathan Tuggy Dec 5 '18 at 1:25
  • @Nathan Tuggy Critical? This is not even a question or a feature request. For that matter, how is it not spam? Can you please explain how this is relevant as a question? – Asadefa Dec 5 '18 at 6:50
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    @myasadefa: It's critical because it's a table of contents for the FAQ, which supplements the help center as an authoritative reference for how the sites work. (Again, this is clearly a special case that has no need to fit in the strict definition of a question.) I don't know what definition of spam you're thinking of, but it is not the one SE uses: self-promotion that either lacks disclosure or is a large chunk of site activity. This is not self-promotion, advertisement, or even repeated, noisy messages within chat or a mailing list. – Nathan Tuggy Dec 5 '18 at 7:06
  • @Nathan Buggy Sorry. My definition of spam is anything that seems to make no sense at all. – Asadefa Dec 5 '18 at 7:10
  • All questions with a red moderator-only-tag (Red tags being moderator-only is mentioned in the legend at the bottom of meta.stackexchange.com/tags ) have received moderator attention. While there are exceptions, you should generally avoid flagging such questions for moderator attention; the moderator who applied the tag already gave it attention. In general, meta works differently than other stackexchange sites (see How does Meta Stack Exchange Work, also linked above) – Brian Mar 13 at 14:06

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