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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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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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When is it appropriate to link to your own paywalled website from your answers? [duplicate]

I've encountered this answer on SO. At the end of the answer the user has placed a link to his article on a 3rd party site that requires paid subscription before reading articles. This makes the link ...
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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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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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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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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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Does being a contributor or owner of an open source project count as it being “yours”?

How close does a user have to be to an open source project before they have to acknowledge their involvement or provide a disclaimer of their relationship with the product? The FAQ entry on "Self-...
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Extent of loosely relevant self-promotion

Receiving a comment on a post to a $999 product, I've noticed this user repeatedly posting links to their product. Predominately within comments, there are also answers that loosely disclose their ...
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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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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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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 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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PHPKode.com links spamming Stack Overflow

Spam users are injecting bad content linking to phpkode.com. From a cursory search for "PHPKode": Exhibit A Exhibit B (Posing as a question, "PHP Framework" Massive Google bombing attempt) Exhibit C ...
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Flagging hidden spam?

I'm wondering whats the policy on "hidden" spam. Today I reviewed one of the "late answers". E.g.. An OP posts a question. Someone answers the questions and embeds in his code: http://cool-...

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