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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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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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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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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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3answers
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Changing profile name will make fellow members unhappy?

I am an active member on Stack OverFlow. I would like to change my existing user name to something else. But, I have a problem. On some sites, they don't allow members to change the user name saying ...
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1answer
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Are links to non-commercial endeavors spam?

The spam flag is designed for “unsolicited advertisements.” It’s clear that it should be used when a question, answer, or comment links to a website with obvious commercial intent. But what about ...
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2answers
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Who responds to flags on Area 51?

I flagged a post on Area 51 Discussion as spam on the 5th of May. I thought spam flags went to the front of the queue, but this one still has yet to be processed. Looking at the post again, it ...
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1answer
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How many downvotes to push an active question off the “active” list?

I just noticed that the question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/117107/do-you-also-have-difficulty-reaching-your-rep-quota-during-christmas doesn't appear in the "active" list. If this ...
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Appeal the deletion of answer. Answer was wrongfully flagged as spam or offensive

My answer to this question got deleted as offensive or spam Abuse yield to avoid condition in loop I agree that my answer was not very useful and I accept the downvotes. I would even consider ...
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2answers
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Getting Moderator Attention for Offensive Flags on Private Beta

On private beta I understand the team are moderators. Who is notifed when a post is flagged in a private beta? I also understand how an offensive flag is raised and handled. What are the “spam” and “...
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3answers
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Do moderators get and accept flags in order or randomly?

Do moderators get flag notifications in the order users have flagged, or do they get them in a random order? I had flagged a few questions, but they were not accepted as helpful flags in order. Might ...
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1answer
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Why is spam being cleaned up so slowly?

Doesn't Marking a post as spam make it figure higher in the moderator's to-do list? This answer which is clearly not an answer has been around for an hour. I marked it so, but nothing seems to happen,...
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0answers
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Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ

As per the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, this FAQ will serve the following purposes: To be the canonical reference for moderators across the Stack Exchange sites for things that are beyond question (...
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1answer
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Significantly upvoted posts, not suspended user, despite he has only 1 reputation

Recently digging on the data SE I've found an interesting phenomena. Namely, this. He has a question and an answer, both with 4 vote count (if it matters: his question has +5/-1, his answer +4/0). ...
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1answer
230 views

How to hide negative reputation in the reputation history? [duplicate]

I want to hide negative reputation which appears in the reputation history. I want to know the settings do so. Edited: Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted This was the answer i ...

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