Linked Questions

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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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Keep negative score for offensive deleted posts

When someone posts something offensive, in a responsible community they get a flood of downvotes before someone can swoop in and delete their post. Then, the reputation loss from the downvotes is ...
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How to flag duplicate answers?

This is, unfortunately, the schema I often see. There is some question which quickly becomes very popular because of an interesting title or an interesting problem, however usually an easy one. Almost ...
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Do spam flags get a “pending” status?

Currently, when I flag a question with either "duplicate" or "should be closed" (I haven't tried the other (exception spam) flags yet), I get the as a status for the marked post in my "flag summary" ...
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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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Flagging testing questions

Flagging behavior is not particularly well-documented in the FAQs. It's unclear whether or not flagging a question or a comment is an irrevocable action, or whether it will pop up a dialog for ...
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Helpful spam flags should not be counted to the per site daily flag limit

During spam attacks we, as a community, are happily flagging posts as spam. On most sites spam posts are not long-lived. However on sites with low traffic it can take a while before spam posts reach ...
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Tag Wiki Edits: Spam or Not?

I was reviewing suggested edits recently and came across these two tag edits, made by the same person: flask tag wiki suggested edit django tag wiki suggested edit Both edits were rejected by me, ...
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Flagging non English offensive comments

I have come across this post on SO where the OP is using harsh and offensive language in comments but using Hindi to the answer that he didn't like. I have flagged the comment but the flag has been ...
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Is a comment saying I should learn basic loop constructs offensive?

I answered a question which then saw another user leave this comment: This is idiomatic! Just like if (var i < 0; i y x.length; i++) It made no sense to me and I replied as such: Don't know ...

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