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Should I handle rude fragments myself? or is it better to get moderator involved?

If it is a one-off then feel free to do the needful yourself, but flagging it is not necessarily a bad thing for moderators. In this case there was not much to see, but sometimes there are a lot of ...
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HTTP Downloader Spam Answers

I think there's nothing left to do at this point. It has been flagged to oblivion. Amusingly even if it wasn't spam, IIRC google take out files are only available for a limited amount of time, I don'...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

Am I at fault? I think you are at fault (to be clear: I really cannot tell if you're the only one at fault). Keep reading to know my reasons. A fault which justified a suspension with no warning, ...
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Why was my comment explaining reason for a downvote deleted?

I removed it, though I was a little wary. While your comment described exactly what should be done it was a little harsh and apparently taken badly by the other party who replied with omg someones ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I'm the moderator who did it. It feels like the fair, and best course of action would be to treat these answers as I would any other answer from a user who I feel is inexperienced of the ways of the ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I for one don't think you deserved a suspension. Your only real mistake is the threat to flag someone else's comments instead of disengaging, which transforms an argument about the technical topic ...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

Based on your description, I'm guessing the answer that was deleted was this one, currently very similar to this existing one. Note, though, that at the time the post was deleted, it looked like this. ...
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Continuous overuse of moderation rights

Occasionally I come upon a question which seems rather obvious to me, but was nevertheless closed as either "not focused enough" (example 1) or "unclear what's being asked" (example 2). Here is a ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

. I noticed the "cleanup", repeated the SysRq comment (numbered 1 below), because there is nothing wrong with it, and fearing the follow-up would be deleted too, So you're aware a comment ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

Addressing your 'bulk rename' question Your question here on SU Meta has two distinct parts, so I'll give you my take one by one. My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

"With great power comes great responsibility." That applies to the moderators, but it also applies to you. As the user with the highest rep on the site, that makes your posts somewhat of an implied ...
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How to handle users appropriating other users' correct answers

General Response (without looking at your specific answer) I went to Meta Stack Exchange (the Meta for the whole SE network) and dug up a question that linked to a Help Center article about your ...
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Moderator abuse

From the close reason: See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. The relevant bits: Search, and research Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? ...
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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Well - it's rather presumptuous to assume incompetence. A quick look at the question seems to indicate that the key parts of the question involve microcontrollers and information specific to them to ...
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Do not migrate low-quality questions

We actually have statistics over the last 90 days for this overall. The table is as of 2023-02-08 at about 01:00 UTC. Site Migrations Rejection percentage Webapps 72 29% Stack Overflow 67 44% ...
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How to handle users appropriating other users' correct answers

If I were you, I'd ask @AngryCub why did they accept a wrong answer in the first place. Accepting normally means they have tried the answer and it helped, so they either didn't try it, or toasted ...
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Incorrect duplicate

Most questions closed as duplicates are...duplicates Why are questions able to be marked as duplicate without some more in depth review? To be closed as 'duplicate' a question must be reviewed by no ...
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Flag was declined but the question was deleted all the same

SF deleted it when I checked. No action was needed on SU. As such, no moderator intervention was needed While I do sometimes mark flags of that sort as valid, I usually take into account a few ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

Part of your question asks the following within the first two sentences: My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. It is extremely clear what I am ...
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Anyway to contact moderator? I believe they closed my thread because of misunderstanding

In my post I clearly stated I have Windows 10 ISO. Why do they refer my thread to one that is looking for Windows ISO? I already have it. You mention the fact you have a Windows 10 ISO but it's to ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

Duplicate questions are not deleted, they remain on the site as "signposts" to the existing answer that might be found by a Google search that doesn't find the duplicate question. If you realise that ...
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

The original version of the answer counts as a non-answer, given: There is extensive help to be found on the Web for writing AutoHotkey scripts, but I can also give hints if you wish. Which, in ...
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Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

TL;DR version: No, you have not been penalised at all, you just haven't earned any reputation on this site to allow you to comment. Bens answer does a good job of explaining why your answer was ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad) When a question like this exists, then the author should improve the question, so it isn't broad. This ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Well - broadness isn't just for solutions, it is for problems. Incidentally I hate it when folks go "What about all these other questions" - it just is kind of a "If my question gets closed all the ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

Based on the information provided, you are at fault. Suspension is justified here for you to cool off in a period of time, before engaging in community again. Not giving warning is a prerogative of a ...
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Why were my flags on a meta answer post and comments containing expletives directed at another user declined?

I'm not a mod here, but am on other social media sites. This is only a guess. Sometimes a response other than what the reporter expects is used because it accomplishes what is needed in the moment, or ...
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Why were my flags on a meta answer post and comments containing expletives directed at another user declined?

While I wasn't the moderator who handled the flags in question - the moderation style here is often about defusing issues rather than trying to take punitive measures. Frankly at some point, someone ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

I'll just focus on the "rudeness" part. If you ever go looking for a new doctor and read the reviews from patients, you'll find that a lot of the comments are about rudeness; the doctor was brusque, ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

I'll chime in on the question content, as it sits after editing. As a new user, you're missing some of the context underlying the issue. Site Purpose The purpose of the site is to build a knowledge ...
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