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Is a single rude remark inside an otherwise good answer grounds for deleting the whole answer?

I recently stumbled across this deleted answer (10k+ users only). It seems like a good enough answer to the question it was posted on, with a fair amount of detail, but was deleted by a moderator as ...
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Public Service Announcement: Don't edit out links from spam posts

Twice in a row today: posts flagged as spam, with no spammy content in them because someone edited out their links. Please, don't! Flag spam as spam and let the moderators handle it. I understand ...
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Is there a fine line defining a CoC violation?

I recently flagged a comment (in this post) because I think it is in violation of the CoC. It says this (bold formatting on the part I wish to emphasize): This answer is misleading. You present two ...
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One of my flags might be stuck in limbo

I flagged an answer about 5 days ago, and the post has since been deleted, but the flag is still there and is listed as pending. I think when the post got deleted, the flag might have been messed up? ...
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Should I Start Flagging Answers on Underdeveloped Questions?

I've been thinking about doing this for a while now, and this question and answer got me thinking I should start doing it. As @L.Dutch stated: Not all users, sadly, stitch to the "answer only ...
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If a flag is raised on a question that is then deleted, should that be held against the flag raiser?

I refer to my flag raised for the asker of this question: https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/137476/what-sources-of-food-can-be-found-in-mountainous-terrain asked 23 hours ago by ...
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Why Not An Answer flag is sometimes unavailable?

Yesterday I encountered an answer I thought was not really an answer. I clicked Flag, and got only three options: spam rude or abusive in need of moderator intervention Due to lack of any other ...
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Flags declined in the last 7 days...not?

So, I was going about my business on Worldbuilding today, when I tried to flag a post and found myself under a flag ban. While I was under a flag-ban previously, it had expired a few days earlier. I ...
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How long do flag-bans last?

So, I recently discovered that three of my flags in the last week have been declined, and, as a result, I am under a flag ban. I cannot flag posts for any reason, and, when I attempt to do so, I am ...
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Should we have "unbuilding" flags for comments?

I've recently noticed that posts tend to have one or two "unbuilding" comments. I think these are not only unnecessary but also semi-rude: a premise has been set and should be believed in ...
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PSA: Please use those flags!

While it's still as true as ever that flags and close votes are not super downvotes (or even super delete votes; standard policy for moderators in response to "please delete this" flags is to decline),...
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Bizarre Answer looks like Off-Topic

This question is about navigation on a super sized sea on a super-earth. It received a bizarre "religious" answer. I don't feel like this answer is adding anything to the discussion and worse I ...
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Why was this comment flag declined?

On this question I flagged the following comment for being an Answer in comments: Actually, I don´t agree with most of the answers. This is the basic principle of a handgrenade. Most SAM´s are ...
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Can I have a "This isn't an answer, it's a story" flag?

We, the people of WorldbuildingSE, certainly are a bunch of folks that love their stories. We enjoy padding questions with bits of stories and make answers more easily to palate by mixing facts with ...
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Flagging comments on deleted answers?

In this question there was an answer which got two comments (mine plus another) objecting that it was not answering the question. The reaction of the poster was "sour" Would it still make sense to ...
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What's the point of flagging/putting on hold years old questions?

Yesterday and today I saw, in the review queue, flags for rather old questions: yesterday the question was posted 5 months ago, today the question was posted 2 years and 7 months ago. I see no point ...
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Flags and close votes are not super downvotes

I've been seeing a pattern of behavior lately that's becoming a little worrying... It looks an awful lot like people are casting flags and close votes on questions and answers that they simply don't ...
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Should moderators mark a high voted answer as the accepted answer after a while?

This is a general question across SE sites, but I figured I'd ask here since I couldn't find the answer generally. Suppose there is a high-voted question with a high-voted answer. It has been over a ...
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Please raise the threshold for the "too many answers" flag

The Community♦ user raises some automatic moderator-attention flags, which are usually helpful. One of the flags is the TooManyAnswers flag, which is raised when a question gets more than 10 answers ...
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Why does flagging as "too broad" also count as "duplicate"?

I flagged a question as "too broad". Then I realized the author had previously posted the same question and decided to change my flag to "duplicate". I retracted the "broad" flag, but the user ...
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Should I leave a comment before I flag a question? If not, why?

When I'm about to flag a question as, say, "off topic", I usually leave a comment to let the OP clarify the question. Yesterday I commented this question. I asked "How is it related to worldbuilding" ...
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Should I flag "Best way to ..." questions involving magic as "opinion based"?

"How to do something" questions are typical for most practical discussions. They are perfectly fine, until: OP can actually do this and check if that does solve his/her problem OP can see how many ...
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How is "low quality" flagged?

How to explain atheism in a world where religious miracles are commonplace and spirits visit earth This appeared in the queue "because of length and content". Why? It wasn't a super-short post by a ...
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Hold review revisit?

A few days ago I posted a question which was marked as too broad: the question in question I've made substantial changes, including explicitly stating criteria, narrowing the scope to one based on a ...
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Why was my flag declined with "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention"?

I flagged an answer yesterday as "not an answer," leaving a comment saying as much (which got two upvotes). Someone else who reviewed the answer left the stock "This does not provide an answer to the ...
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