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65 votes
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Don't auto dismiss custom flags on close

I understand auto-dismissing off-topic flags as helpful on close, since those become obsolete. But for custom flags that's rather annoying, since those are often used for an issue that goes beyond ...
CodesInChaos's user avatar
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31 votes
1 answer

Undeletion, Unbumping and the Potential For Abuse

There has been some concerns on how bumping can be abused to garner some extra reputation. I'm going to question the opposite. A scenario where not bumping can be abused. Today of all days, a post was ...
M.A.R.'s user avatar
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23 votes
1 answer

Suspicious voting + answering duo

There is some pretty bizarre voting going on over on this question. Normally, I'd just leave it alone, but there are a few things that are really weird about this case: this answer [10k only] is ...
nneonneo's user avatar
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13 votes
1 answer

Clearing red flags shouldn't undelete a post that wasn't deleted by flags

Today I saw a red flag on a post that was already deleted. That's fine; we want red flags to survive deletion. The post wasn't deleted by flags; it was deleted by its owner, who probably didn't even ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer

Why does deleting my own question tell me that I have flagged it as "spam or offensive content"?

It turned out that my question was asked as a misunderstanding. It now (after clarification) brings zero value to the community. So I have deleted it. I was surprised to see this right after that: ...
trejder's user avatar
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20 votes
1 answer

Incomplete handling of spam flags if an answer is 20-k-deleted

Here (link only visible to moderators), the following thing happened: An answer received three spam flags. The answer was deleted by three “regular” delete votes from 20 k users. Due to this, the ...
Wrzlprmft's user avatar
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33 votes
0 answers

Delete votes shouldn't reset if OP deletes question himself [duplicate]

Yesterday I asked a question here, where the issue I complained about delete votes which disappeared. It turns out that the system resets the votes if the Asker deletes and undeletes his question, ...
Mr. Alien's user avatar
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0 votes
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Mod flag for plagiarism [duplicate]

If I raise a moderator flag pointing out blatant plagiarism, and the OP deletes the post (perhaps because of downvotes, or because someone points out the plagiarism), what happens? Does a moderator ...
T.J. Crowder's user avatar
6 votes
0 answers

Any pending spam flags on answers are dismissed if the question is (self-)deleted

This question is related to a post that showed up on meta.SO today: it seems like (self-)deletion of the question dismisses pending spam flags on answers. This appears to be a bug, since this post (...
Zoe's user avatar
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5 votes
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Unable to custom flag an author-deleted post that I previously flagged as spam/abusive, as I can't retract my pending red flag

I just flagged a spam post here as spam. The author later self-deleted the post. Due to my as-of-yet pending spam flag (which remains on the post after the author deletion), I'm unable to cast a ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar