Linked Questions

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Vote to close or flag as spam (or both?)

If I've voted for a spam question to be closed, should it still be flagged for a moderator as spam? I figured that, regardless of the closed or open status of a question, the site/mods should be made ...
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Is this considered self-promotion?

On two different questions about module X for a specific framework, a user replied saying to use instead the module Y, which turned out to be developed by him. On the first question, he first added ...
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Apathetic Answers

Lately I've been seeing a lot of explanation-less answers, which in my eyes deserves a downvote. Answers should benefit not only the OP, but anybody googling the issue, no? In this specific case, I ...
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Don't age away spam/rude/abusive flags

Currently, spam flags and rude/abusive flags age away in 2 days if not acted upon. This doesn't really happen on active sites, but it does happen elsewhere. (For example, I have four aged-away spam ...
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Has there been an uptick in spam votes against established questions? [closed]

The last few days seem to have seen the resurgence of some old conflicts on Stack Overflow. In particular there have been attempts to delete some old and popular but non-technical questions(*) and a ...
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Link only spam answers

I'm slightly wary of flagging a link only answer, along the lines of this one, and a few other's I've just flagged as spam because they are solely links. The answer was as follows: It's very simple ...
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SE's spam filters: Blacklist “Keto”

I'm seeing multiple spam questions advertising "Keto" pop up on Meta on a daily basis, as you can see in this MetaSmoke search. While it is true that MetaSmoke / Smokedetector does handle these ...
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All my carrots are gone?

So I was feeling pretty good with my 53 reputation. I asked a few questions and answered(or tried to) a few questions. I was feeling good about my numerical carrot. Today, however, I discovered all my ...
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How do I better protect myself on Stack Exchange?

This is a FAQ proposal. Its aim is to advise and better protect users across the Stack Exchange network but especially to users who can be as young as 13. It is hoped that this guide will help users ...
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Is there a formal policy on controversial (i.e., defamatory or opinionated) topics: Racist queries on Biology SE?

I cannot believe that Someone would ask a loaded question about general, racist, behavioral cultural stereotypes on StackExchange (cf. eugenics). That some users would attempt to answer/discuss/...
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How should the “very low quality” flag be used?

On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this ...
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Why downvoting on questions that are sure to get close or flagged

I was always curious about what is the sense in downvoting on a question in following case: The OP has 1 rep and the question is clearly a spam or off-topic, generally a question to be flagged/...
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Should users get their rep back for deleted spam posts?

Consider this question Non-10K: it's spam. The question got -8 votes, and was promptly deleted by BoltClock to avoid the pending deluge of spam flags. My question is, is it appropriate for this ...
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When do I flag, and which flag do I use?

I can't find anywhere in the FAQ that tells me how to use flags. I'm trying to be a good community member by flagging, and yes, a higher flag-weight does give me a warm fuzzy feeling. So far, I've ...
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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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