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regarding what constitutes offensive language or constructs in posts, or the process of flagging such content that doesn't belong

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What actually happens to someone whose account is hacked by a spammer or hostile?

In an answer on Meta Stack Overflow, Brad Larson ♦ mentions, In the vast majority of cases where the 100-point penalty is applied and a moderator notices, the account is also destroyed.... The ...
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Why are these comments considered acceptable on the site?

My flags on this post were declined. Not only were they declined, very quickly, my comments were deleted from under the post. Why were these declined?
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Why aren't you automatically warned when a comment of your is deleted as offensive? [duplicate]

Recently I caustically commented a just-do-it-for-me question by an old user with "More than 7000 (!) reputation points without trying to do something by yourself and adding an MWE?" My comment was ...
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Smoke detector bad keyword detection

Recently, the smoke detector has identified a Math.SE question as a post containing bad keywords. As a 10k user on Math.SE, I can't see any spam in this post. What has triggered the alarm? What ...
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I lost 100 reputation and it is not shown in graph [duplicate]

Last December I lost 100 reputations on Music Stack Exchange as one of my answers were marked as "rude or abusive" by 6 users. However, the graph did not lose 100 reputations. What's the reason?
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What happens when a comment is flagged for harassment?

What happens when a comment is flagged for being offensive or harassment, etc., and the flag is deemed helpful? Apparently the comment is deleted. Is there any message to the offending user? Are there ...
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Some questions regarding CoC and flagging comment to understand them better

Motivation Let me first try to explain my main motivation for writing this post. It is, to put simply, to try to understand our new Code of Conduct (henceforth CoC) and the scheme of flagging chat ...
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Automatically revert an user's name to default when a post of theirs is deleted as spam/abusive

The last activity indicator currently reads something like asked/answered/modified x minutes ago by display_name, and obviously stays that way until a new activity is conducted on the thread. In the ...
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Would it be useful to block certain keywords in usernames?

From time to time there are random angry or confused users posting an offensive post, with a username containing bad words like f***, penis or nigg**. There also occasionally new users submitting ...
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Please don't welcome spammers and abusers to Stack Exchange

I hope I'm not the only one thinking the below is weird and even somewhat disturbing: Yes. The "New contributor" indicator that ask us to welcome the user showing on a spam post. I believe there'...
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Does the new code of conduct still leave room for decent humor?

I've illustrated a recent answer for a more or less useless question with a little picture after the OP was asking back: const literal versus const function as rvalue? (please check the link ...
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Subsequent offensive-deletion of post you voted to delete normally incorrectly attributes intent

This is a small bug but nonetheless. There was an answer where I felt it was teetering on the edge of merely NAA and rude & abusive. I downvoted it and cast a delete vote. It was latter destroyed ...
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How to flag rude/abusive suggested edit from a user who has made no posts? [duplicate]

This meta post Flag abusive users suggests to flag abusive users by flagging one of the posts, so that the mods can deal with the problem. However, on The Workplace (where I am a moderator), we had a ...
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Show amount of active red flags a comment has

Rude comments are bad, and should be removed as soon as possible. Think that at this point in time, there's no doubt about that. One pretty simple change that can help a lot in this direction is to ...
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In question lists, don't show “modified by SomeAbusiveName” when a post is deleted as rude or spam

When a post is deleted as rude/abusive or spam, people who can see deleted posts don't see the content directly -- they have to click through a notice to see what lies beyond. If the post is a ...
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Could we extend the consequences of rude comments to the network level?

In the vein of the inclusion project, and the long list of posts about rude comments being a network wide issue... Could we perhaps extend the consequences of rude comments to the network level? ...
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Auto-deleted posts from spammers and trolls should get the “this is spam/rude” warning

When a post is deleted by spam or rude/abusive flags, users who can see deleted posts see a warning along the lines of "this post was deleted as spam or offensive". If they want to see the actual ...
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Allow flagging of deleted posts as rude and abusive

Currently, it's not possible to flag a deleted post as rude and abusive. A post with 6 rude and abusive flags causes the owner to lose 100 rep, as well as having their question deleted. By contrast, ...
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End the edit grace period upon two or more spam/rude flags being raised

I am aware that a similar suggestion was made and rejected. The major criticism of that one was essentially this The only problem with this is it's unexpected - there's no visible trace on that ...
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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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Removed spam or R/A sometimes has its title visible in mobile Page Not Found page

This only shows up sometimes, however.
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Spam and rude/abusive questions aren't hidden behind revision history link on mobile web

I just reached 10k on SO yesterday. Today, when I was going to inspect a spam question, I saw this: I expected that it should be hidden, presenting me with a link to the revision history, but it wasn'...
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Abusive, but not rude [duplicate]

I came across a post, which was basically gibberish like "hsuheuduehuhfuheufhufe". Originally I marked it as spam, but it was not accepted. Why? It should have been marked at rude and abusive. ...
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Flag user avatar [duplicate]

This question is related to flagging a profile I presume, which is an open problem-but I was wondering- Is there a specific way to flag an offensive avatar image? Or do I need to somehow contact ...
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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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Why is offensive content added to review “trick” questions?

Why I even ask I'm over in Super User review and see an item pop up in suggested edits that appeared to be vandalism with hate crime type speech in it of prejudice based on skin color with the ...
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How many answers deleted as spam or rude does it take to automatically protect a question?

It takes three deleted answers on a question for the question to be automatically protected. Automatically protect questions with three or more low-rep-user deleted answers Does the same apply for ...
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How should we handle a post with NSFW contents that was deleted by owner right after posting it?

I just saw an answer with highly NSFW content, that was deleted by its owner shortly after being posted, before it even gathered any downvotes. Of course that while not deleted we should flag those ...
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Concerns about the FAQ about high-priority (red) flags

In the FAQ, it says Each flag carries an implicit downvote for calculating the post’s score; it does not affect the caster’s reputation, however. I'm not sure what an "implicit" down vote is. Is ...
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Are there specific guidelines for suspensions for rude and/or offensive content?

Are there standard guidelines on SE regarding how many rude and/or offensive posts does it take before someone earns a suspension? Or is that more subjective, up to moderator discretion and varied ...
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Obtaining text of spam/offensive posts [duplicate]

Is there any way for normal people to grab a list of all posts on a site deleted as spam/offensive (presuming I have privileges to view them)? All routes I've explored are dead ends: Archive.org ...
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Action to be taken when Abused and deleted question?

I am a regular user in Stack Overflow, I was answering questions as usual and I came accross a question where user linked a question and said he wants similar functionality, (linked question already ...
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Should we edit out useful links to likely offensive websites?

Should we edit out useful links to likely offensive websites? This question is motivated by a question at meta.Islam.SE: Should we forbid linking to anti-any-religious groups sites?. The problem is ...
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Can rude comments that were removed be accessed later on?

Over here I told a user that his question was off-topic; which triggered a really nasty reply by him. I flagged "rude" immediately (which is perfectly fine - it was rude); but now I kinda regret ... ...
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Bad UX if a red flag deletes a post in review

If: you have a spam, rude, or abusive post in the first-posts or late-answers queue; you flag it thusly; this flag is the one to bring the post over the deletion threshold (possibly also: another ...
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Allowed to use impolite nickname? [duplicate]

Is it allowed to use a impolite nickname like ShittyCoder? Or use the name of a politician known to be a dictator? See the nickname here: ValueError: too many values to unpack (expected 3) // Werkzeug ...
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Is offensive and rude language directed at you allowed in your profile?

I happened to find one user's profile and it has the following words: I flagged a post by this OP on two different sites. One site accepted my flag as being helpful and the other declined my flag ...
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Go through with renaming “offensive” to “rude/abusive”

About a year ago the offensive flag was subject to some renaming, which finally settled down on rude or abusive. This has the advantage of capturing non-offensive abuses of the site and thus clearly ...
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Cultural relativism and the “Offensive” flag

I'm writing about this answer on Islam.SE (Metasmoke mirror in case this gets deleted). This came up as reported on Smoke Detector (a chatbot that scans network wide for spam and abusive posts), so ...
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What is the appropriate way to respond to dismissive or otherwise negative comments?

I've been exploring several Stack Exchange sites this morning and I've noticed that at least one community (which will go unnamed) has had needlessly aggressive, negative, and dismissive comments to ...
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Do not dequeue from first posts if a “spam” or “abusive” flag is raised

When I encounter a post in the first-posts or late-answers queue and flag it as spam or rude/abusive, and then hit I’m done, it is dequeued. This leads to the absurd situation that when I want the ...
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Lack of consistency with offensive posts (multiple communities)

Not long ago this question regarding winning grand theft auto was locked I believe (not sure) because of a humorous title that some people took the wrong way. Yesterday this answer to a perfectly ...
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How far does an IP block reach?

I understand that if you post something which gets flagged with an offensive flag and if that offensive flag gets validated that the user whose post is in question gets deleted, the user who posted ...
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Post content not removed after spam/offensive flag

As explained here, if a post is deleted through spam/offensive flags it is replaced by the message: "This answer was marked as spam or offensive and is therefore not shown - you can see the revision ...
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When and why was the “offensive” flag renamed?

In researching an answer for our local meta, I noticed that all the answers here 1, 2 reference "it is offensive, abusive, or hate speech" (how I remember the flag); however the flag is now called "...
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How do I file a complaint about a user? [duplicate]

I feel like I have found an amazingly rude user on the SE network. I would like to file a complaint about that user but I don't know what that user needs to have done wrong or how to do it. This user ...
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How to report inappropriate avatars now that Gravatar provides no method of doing so?

Used to be, the thing to do was to report sketchy avatars through Gravatar. They no longer appear to have anything resembling a way to do that — there's no obvious way to get from an avatar ...
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We need a profanity filter

I searched SE.Meta and was unable to find such question. Someone just swore at us in a pretty normal question as an answer (warning: profanity, may be NSFW), sure, Arqade (profanity in phrases in ...
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Sexist Job listing on Careers [closed]

So I was emailed on Careers by a company and was shocked to see the following in their company listing: We have enough problems with sexism in the tech industry without this kind of thing and I find ...
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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/...