Linked Questions

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Remove links when a post is deleted by Community from spam/offensive flags

Recently a user had completely lost it after getting question banned and he posted 3 spam answers: 10k only - No mods were on at the time to process our flags, but we mob-deleted them from the Lounge&...
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5answers
457 views

Do Stack Exchange users have the right to not be offended?

I've been following Laura's question and the many answers/comments: Proposed new code of conduct for all Stack Exchange sites There have been several reactions around the inclusion (or not) of a ...
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2answers
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Is an off-topic political message inherently rude or abusive?

A user posts a blatantly off-topic political message on a Stack Exchange site, but expresses it in civilized language. For example, something like this might qualify: Don't vote for [politician], ...
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4answers
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Either the new “spam” flag reason description is misleading, or I am mislead on what the “spam” flag reason is for

Today I woke up to find an obviously spam meaningless answer that had acccumulated 12 flags. Here's an excerpt: I like pie. what's your favourite color? mines red. who are you? hi? This got: 5 ...
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5answers
439 views

Can we add a reputation penalty to comments that are removed for being Rude or Abusive?

Many sites have issues with users abusing comments to violate the be nice policy. Currently other than the occasional warning or suspension there is no real deterrent. The lack of any noticeable ...
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2answers
352 views

How to deal with an otherwise salvageable post with a spam link?

I'm coming across several posts (mostly questions) recently. They all come from new users. Those posts seem OK: they're on-topic and is only an edit away from a decent post for beginners to SE, except ...
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1answer
2k views

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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2answers
693 views

Raise an automatic flag for spammers

When a post gets six spam flags, it is deleted. However, the user account remains in the system. When this happens, an automatic flag should be raised to allow moderators to check the account to see ...
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4answers
695 views

When should we be enforcing the affiliation requirement?

The FAQ for this states: Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your product or website, so be it. However, you must disclose your affiliation in your answers. I'...
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2answers
649 views

Are research survey questions expected to be handled with close votes?

This question (probably soon to be deleted) made me wonder what would be the right way to handle surveys like that: I'm doing a worker interview for High School and I want to be a computer ...
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2answers
264 views

Dealing with what's perceived to be an offensive comment

I recently responded to a post that appeared to post an extension to their answer in a comment, (what I thought was) kindly letting them know that comments may not last forever. However, it ended up ...
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3answers
368 views

Random links promoting online furniture stores are not considered spam because…? [closed]

Saw this when it was still up: Clicked on the link to be sure. (Check ouf for yourself.) The user name was quite telling, too ("Jali Furniture" or some such; note how he's actually destroyed now). ...
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4answers
245 views

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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3answers
227 views

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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2answers
146 views

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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