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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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Spam masking is over greedy - please do it only if post received at least 3 spam flags

Recently there was a change causing the contents of any deleted post that received even one single spam/offensive flag to be hidden, along with all actions. Super-ubber-lock. Final death. We can't ...
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Should I do anything about self-deleted spam?

I just came across this post: It's spam (It's a vague statement related to the question, but it's not an answer, and the link points to a commercial sales page). It was posted and instantly self-...
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Do Spam posts’ personal info need to be redacted?

I recently saw a spam post (deleted) and flagged it for redaction as it contained a phone number, full name and email. The flag got declined with this message: declined - its spam, no need to ...
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Is there any means by which offensive spam can be removed, even after deletion?

So, Christianity.SE suffered a troll attack last week, and rather quickly got rid of some truly offensive posts. (To wit, lets just say they involved the man I believe to be the saviour to be ...
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Obscure the title and text when question is deleted by Community from spam/offensive flags

This is sort of a follow-up to a feature request that resulted in obscuring spam / offensive content from 10K-visible answers: Remove links when a post is deleted by Community from spam/offensive ...
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Post content not removed after spam/offensive flag

As explained here, if a post is deleted through spam/offensive flags it is replaced by the message: "This answer was marked as spam or offensive and is therefore not shown - you can see the revision ...
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Spam mask for deleted answers doesn't work on mobile version of site

The new feature that masks Spam/Offensive answers for 10K users doesn't appear to work on the mobile version of the site. I was looking at Who stole the fox? on my phone when I saw the deleted answer ...
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When hiding contents of spam answer, also hide or delete the comments [duplicate]

For almost a year now, deleted answers that have at least one approved spam or offensive flag, do not show the answer body but rather a friendly message. All Good. However, comments are still being ...
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Can we display “see revision history” whenever content has been deleted as spam/offensive?

The new feature that hides the text of a spam or offensive deleted answer isn't being applied every time an answer has been deemed spam or offensive. The spam/offensive content appears in the ...
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Hide post content if a user is destroyed as spammer

There is a specific destroy reason for users that post only spam or other abusive content: This user was created to post spam or nonsense and has no other positive participation Aside from ...
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The Markdown rendering on deleted content should be disabled or reduced [duplicate]

Deleted content, including content that is deleted via spam and rude/abusive flags is still visible to users with enough reputation (generally 10k+, I believe). I think the Markdown rendering of this ...