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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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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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What are the evil posts that the community bot downvotes? [duplicate]

The description of the Community user mentions: Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted Should the correct wording be "inappropriate" instead of evil? What does an evil post ...
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Why not list point-reduction as 'temporary'? [duplicate]

When another users submitted a very low-quality answer, I flagged it as useless. The user retaliated against me with a down vote, and I said something to the effect of: 'If you don't like my question,...
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When enough is enough [closed]

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?

I'm referring to 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 SO getting "too ...
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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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Is it fair to an active user that you don't let them delete their question by themselves if it is an uncomfortable one? [closed]

I posted an uncomfortable question that many people down- and upvote and the consequences are: it gets closed by someone it got 30 downvotes I want to delete it by myself it is deleted by someone. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Should one double-flag spam/offensive posts?

When I come across a post that should be flagged either as spam or offensive, should I also flag it for ♦ attention? When a post can be flagged as either, chances are good not an answer or very ...
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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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Offensive/Spam flags on meta should affect reputation on main

I just dive-bombed an answer on meta.physics.SE (I moderate Physics.SE, so the flag is binding) with an offensive flag. When this is done on the main site, the user loses 100 rep. (see https://meta....

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