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Is the new “Software Recommendations” Stack Exchange a trap to catch people who have written tools and then recommend them there? [duplicate]

Background: I'm a bit alarmed and discouraged after having my Arduino Stack Exchange account suddenly suspended without warning for linking to a library I wrote and put on my website, as an after-...
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Cancel misclicked flags

I'm wondering (since it just happened to me), is it possible to "cancel" ("undo", "delete", "retract", whatever) a flag I just raised if I misclicked it, so the mods won't waste time? I looked ...
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How do I mention my own products in answers? [duplicate]

Twice now I've seen questions on Stack Overflow where one of my company's products might provide an answer to the question. One was a slightly vague connection about object-relational mapping, but ...
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Defining the limits of self-promotion

First: DO NOT LYNCH THIS USER. Please. Calmly read what I'm about to write before doing anything. This post is not meant to be an incentive to attack a user, but a discussion about the issues. ...
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Limits for self promotion, round II

We have a moderator, casperOne, that has decided to start deleting my responses. I thought this topic had been beaten to death, and that I was operating within the limits of established policy: ...
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Encyclopedia Stack Exchange vs. commercial products

We are having a discussion over on Stack Overflow about whether or not people representing a commercial product can answer their own questions about their own product. To make it more concrete, ...
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What is the view on accounts shared by multiple users on Stack Overflow?

It has been my understanding that accounts are suppose to be for a specific user. This user, Devart, is a company: LinqConnect by Devart. No doubt, this account has provided some quality answers. ...
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Is “useful” Spam allowed?

Let's start with an example question on Super User: I want to insert pictures and words into a video, and the graphic file is in PNG format. Here's an example answer: You can easily do that ...
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Is it offensive if a competitor of a vendor calls that vendor “worst, monstrous, overpriced, useless”?

Edit 2: Thanks all for answering/commenting, especially the ones with criticism and critique: those helped me best at getting a feel for how this should work. I have upvoted the answers and comments ...
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I was suspended 1 day after already being contacted by a moderator, is this a moderator error?

June 13: I answered several questions related to "how to make a carousel view (UI element) for Android OS" by giving them a few hints and a link to my blog: http://www.pocketmagic.net/2013/06/a-3d-...
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Allow 10k users to disagree with spam/offensive flags

As the number of high rep users increases, so does the number of users able to see the currently flagged posts. This leads to the issue that if 1 in 10 people think that a post is spam when looking ...
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Limits for self-promotion, round IV

Playing with the new SE app, I came across an old meta answer of mine, and getting curious I looked at the guy's latest answers. Of the 30 latest answers on his SO page (as of now all from the last ...
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Is this user advertising his product acceptable?

I noticed quite a number of posts where someone would advertise an alternative serialization library, since I more or less follow the boost-serialization tag. Just now, I got another one: Packing ...
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1 year account suspension without warning?

Why was my account suspended for a year without any warning? I had posted answers wherein I recommended software made by the company I work for. I tried to be thorough with my responses and only post ...
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Is This User a Spammer?

Most of the answers of user424257 are to questions about FTP. This user almost always recommends the WebDAV products of this company: http://www.webdavsystem.com/server/. I have suggested in comments ...

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