Linked Questions

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Correct Flagging Incentive

I use flagging to make stackoverflow better. I have 30+ helpful flags. It would be nice if there was a small incentive to flag bad questions so that the site gets cleaned up a little. Even if it is +1,...
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Do the moderators tend to take some extra time when handling edge-case other flags? [duplicate]

I could not help but notice that at times, a few of the other flags which I'd raised used to take a touch more time than the others to be processed. The latest one of them being a flag on this ...
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1answer
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Why don't moderators say why they have deleted an answer?

Meta question: Why don't moderators say in a comment why they are deleting an answer? (The comment would on the deleted answer, which can be seen by the poster.) Why don't they have to say why? ...
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Why do moderators review 'not an answer' flags?

This question has been bothering me for a while, but until recently I had simply accpeted it as a part of the StackExchange way. Now, as a result of Robert Harvey's question concerning moderators and ...
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When an answer answers the wrong question, is it Not An Answer?

Looking at this comment and the response to it, I'm a bit confused: Just to clarify. I shouldn't flag an off-topic answer as "Not an Answer" right? Example: OP asks "How do I append a string to ...
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2answers
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How do I properly use the “Not an Answer” flag?

What is the "Not an Answer" flag and what is its purpose? When should I use this flag? When should I not use this flag? But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly... An answer is "Not an ...
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4answers
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Are educational comments good?

Often, users leave educational comments on questions and answers. What I mean are comments like: "This answer should be a comment. Please consider reading this post about the difference." "Hi, ...
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1answer
117 views

Why was an answer deleted?

The question "How to show pending changes only for the currently opened solution in Visual Studio 2010 (TFS) and not the complete list of all changes?" has 23 upvotes and the answer with a whopping 31 ...
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1answer
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Why was my answer deleted (partial answer)?

A few hours ago an answer of mine was deleted by a mod: https://stackoverflow.com/a/11926373/1451820 For non-mods, its content was: This is not an answer (the other ones are correct already), more ...
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3answers
349 views

Should we focus the moderator flag queue?

Basically, after reading through (again) the Theory of Moderation post, it got me thinking. A lot of flags that reach moderators (as well as 10k users, but not enough users actually do something ...
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2answers
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Was it a mistake to flag these answers? [duplicate]

My not an answer flags for the below answers were declined "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". I am sorry I am kind of sleepy .. but you can read here to get an ...