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Can't see other pages of answers on a certain deleted question

While browsing a specific deleted question on MSE I noticed something strange: it's almost impossible to get to the second page of results. There are supposed to be 34 answers. The first page shows 30....
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1answer
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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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What happens to highly downvoted answers?

Does anything other than appearing lower on the page happen to downvoted answers? I had thought that sufficiently downvoted answers get set to moderator review or get hidden altogether, but I haven’t ...
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How is this not a rude answer?

I recently came across this answer to a basic "help I can't do X because I'm new" question, here on MSE. First of all to get a reputation you should not asking a question like that! Secondly check ...
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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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3answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Flagged answer as spam; it was deleted; flag was declined

There was an answer posted on this question that was a link to a guy's personal blog, not to a specific post or anything. The only other thing he really said in the answer is that you might find ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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Unable to answer protected question despite having enough reputation [duplicate]

I was reading What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? last night. When I got to the bottom, where the answer button usually is, I saw the following message ...
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2answers
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Spam flags and Rude/Abusive flags - Is the difference practical?

As per the FAQ, we know that there are two small differences between spam flags and rude or abusive flags (referred to below as S and R/A, respectively). If a deleted post has at least 1 valid spam ...
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2answers
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mystical flag with unusual properties

Sorry, if these questions are really basic, but I never really flagged anything until a few months ago, and I've still submitted less than a dozen flags. And I've just looked at my flagging summary ...

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