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Shog9 gave you a detailed reason for deleting this in his comment: Please don't post answers that consist entirely of content found elsewhere; that sets a really bad example. Also, text-as-images is really search-unfriendly. I actually saw your answer and flagged it, saying "Idk what to make of this", for exactly the reasons Shog pointed out; a ...


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I was the one declining. Sorry, but the flagged comment interface does not show the answer the comment is attached to, and I remembered the comment and the original answer, so I neglected checking if the answer got edited, since many many users flag such comments even if they are still needed. So, sorry, this was an honest mistake, I should have accepted ...


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Comments are ephemeral, and have some specific guidelines on how they should be used. Those guidelines are not a hard-and-fast rule for when comments will or won't be deleted, but broadly they are not intended to be a permanent record (see Stack Exchange is not a forum), so once comments have served their purpose they are subject to deletion (by the authors ...


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If we were writing academic papers, then quoting a fact you learned without citing its source would be plagiarism, regardless of how you phrase it. On Stack Exchange, plagiarism just means copying. You can't copyright facts, so you can mention a fact wherever you got it from (though obviously nobody should believe you if you don't justify it). Your exhibit ...


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Thanks to you Shog9, and thanks to our community. I want to highlight one part from the stats mentioned above: Tasks reviewed³: Suggested Edit queue 163 2,260 Tasks reviewed³: Reopen Vote queue 79 747 Tasks reviewed³: Low Quality Posts queue 18 4,220 Tasks reviewed³: Late Answer queue 319 ...


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Yes, but not in the way you think. The role of moderators is to enact the community's policies. If there's a close/reopen war about a particular question, it's a sign that the community has not yet reached consensus about that question, and the policies may be unclear. When this happens, it's extra important that moderators check what has been agreed on ...


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Nope. It's not feasible to scan and change user input to the site - if we were to do it for aircrafts people would want it done for supposably, irregardless, alot, and many other words that cause people to twitch and foam at the mouth. We could blacklist the word aircrafts from the site (prohibiting its use anywhere on Aviation Stack Exchange), but that ...


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Interesting question. My opinion is that we're here to answer questions correctly and I can see some problems with leaving incorrect answers there: They're a distraction from the correct answers; they take up space on the page and it may not be immediately obviously to readers - especially less informed ones - that they're wrong Where do you put the 'meta-...


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The help centre has a whole page about question bans and how to get out of them. Note in particular: Stack Exchange cannot lift question bans by request. It'll be tricky to get out of the ban. Although you've posted some good questions, you have a few which are of the form, "I don't know anything about aircraft design but I have this crazy idea. Could ...


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Personally, I would say that unless there are clear indications that someone explicitly disagrees, the post should be nuked. Would qualify as "clear indications" comments arguing that it is a good post, or votes not to delete/"looks ok". I would not consider upvotes for the reason stated in the question: the post might have gotten in the HNQ list and have ...


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Answering your original question rather than the many duplicate questions you've made on the meta here, here, and here The best way to get out of a ban is to improve your posts as explained here. The question ban system is logical: if you ask too many low-quality questions, it'll stop you until you clean up your questions. The first time this happens the ...


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You're asking several questions here, which I'll try to address. The rules are defined, but the most important rules not stated. The most important rules are about how to ask a good question, which is what you didn't follow and got you banned. Additionally, the question banning policy is prominently stated in the help centre, and the first time you were ...


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Although we don't like changing questions after being answered (different from accepted), I did update my answer to reflect your changes. The problem is you are not solving one problem at a time, you are creating a bunch of them and asking us to point them out. I said before high imagination is not bad, but it's not engineering. The ideas are cool and I ...


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You appear to have run afoul of the automatic "quality ban" system - Refer to the information here for more details.


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For understanding when and why the Community ♦ user accepts or rejects edits see: Why does the Community ♦ user approve and reject edits?


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We don't use our powers that much, but I see how by time to time there might be instances when it feels that way. For your first example, the way it was phrased it looked like as a spam seed to me, and in the best case scenario was resource location. And on top of that I am still not convinced that it is a subject that is on topic here (but the community has ...


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In general I think the moderators should indeed be hands-off by default and we shouldn't rush to solve problems that don't exist. I'm not sure what qualifies as a "war" here anyway? Your first example is actually about aircraft engines so I don't think it's as black and white as you seem to believe. The second one seems like a more genuine disagreement and ...


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Because it's an answer, albeit a link-only answer.* I took me a while to learn that it's safer to just flag low quality (LQ). Use NAA (not an answer) after very careful consideration. An example from MSE: When an answer is flagged NAA, moderators expect to see something that doesn't look like an answer. Something like: I have a question... @...


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I don't remember cross posting this It was 3 years ago. I also don't remember what I was doing 3 years ago on that day. But in general, there is no suspicious activity on your account for that day. So short of someone accessing your computer (and we cannot verify that), you indeed posted that question. It is more on topic here and if I did post this is ...


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There is a good explanation of the edit process here: How do suggested edits work? As Federico pointed out, there have been changes to the process since then: Approve as too minor It appears that in this case, when the response was "Reject and Edit", that was recorded as a rejection by Community, and then the edit by the user that made the review. The "...


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I don't agree that this answer, or others like it, are informative. In the context of the question (and answers are always in the context of the question), it is actively misleading. If you think it contains facts that would be meaningful in the context of a different question, then ask that question and offer it as an answer, but it should be removed from ...


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I believe that answers like the one in your example are going to be inevitably downvoted and deleted. This is what typically happens to answers that are not accurate or do not answer the question. If such a post happens to touch on a point that would be useful to discuss, then it needs to find a place in an answer. Ideally, the person originally posting the ...


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Question bans are automated and none of the mods are involved. Please read this for more details and how to get out of the ban: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?


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You have multiple questions here and it's a hard to understand what some of them are, but you seem to be concerned with: what restrictions are there on voting how do question bans work why can't users be blocked, could the software be changed to allow it None of these are specific to Aviation.SE, they apply to all SE sites. If you want to understand why ...


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IMO the first example (drone detection) was justified, because when spam is posted, it will not be unsolicited, and that's always a headache to deal with. The second example (cold fronts) is probably due to the usual time when the regular reviewers aren't as active. I found it refreshing -- my experience with the review queue in almost five years is it's ...


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Moderators can close, reopen, delete, or undelete questions regardless of existing votes. They can also remove it from the review queue. As to when/if they should, the question you linked to is a good discussion.


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The post in question really is a comment (a post suggesting a way another post could be improved), not an answer. Specifically, it's suggesting that the other answer to the question be updated with the new URL for the given page. That said, the post looks like an answer; at first glance, it looks like it's an independent attempt at answering the question, ...


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Should I flag my own post, "...for serious problems or moderator attention" to get it reinstated? well, you opened a meta post, in this case it is a bit pointless to also flag the post. It was on topic, answered the question as accurate as practical (the Q is on the edge of "overly broad") Well, there you have your problem. Instead of answering broadly, ...


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They may be worded very slightly differently, but the answer(s) given on the older question quite demonstrably answers the more recent as best we're able. ie, if you're asking about the motivation only the decision maker them self could answer that, I fail to see how they are different questions. If the community decide I am wrong and cast reopen votes, I of ...


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There is something wrong with the system parameters. No, the system is working as intended. The problem is the content of your questions. Despite the 1.5 years, it looks to me that you have not spent much time in trying to understand what makes a good question for this site and what does not. Your last question follows straight into the path of what Cody ...


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