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What's the point of users commenting the URL of the question itself in the comment section?

I have seen instances of (spam) users commenting the link of the question itself in the comment section and they are of course flagged and deleted. But I found a weird explanation of this in this post:...
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Flag comment option unavailability

The option to flag a comment is unavailable in the mobile version of Chrome.(atleast for me) But it is available in the desktop view/version. This creates the following issues: New users who were ...
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Why were my comment flags declined?

My three comment flags were declined in succession. These were the three flagged comments: Flagged comment deleted but flag declined(accidental?) Flagged comment declined Flagged comment declined ...
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No alternate SE sites show up as choices when flagging a Question to be "closed as off topic" [duplicate]

As the title states, I was flagging a wonderful question probing how to improve a risotto recipe (more arrowroot anyone?) and thought I'd take a step to assist the moderators by indicating which site ...
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How to deal with "smart" toxic behaviour?

I wonder if (CSE) has methods to deal with aggressive or toxic people when they are smart. I mean, there are rules about not being rude, unfriendly, etc., but what if someone "plays by ...
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Why are there no migrations paths to Physics.SE, Math.SE, etc.?

When flagging for migration to another SE network, the only option I get is Why are other SE networks not shown here, like Physics.SE (many questions fit there better ...
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What's the difference between "flagging → duplicate" and "flagging → should be closed → duplicate of..."?

I remember this confusion that I had before I was given the close-vote priviledge. Since I can't show it on this site, let me use BioSE's flagging (where I don't have close vote): and Apart from ...
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I flagged a comment. The flag was declined but the comment was removed...what happened?

A few hours back, I flagged a comment on this post as "not constructive". The comment, if I remember rightly, was: "Elementary, my dear Watson" As amusing and not (entirely) out of context as it ...
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Are answers that only contain hints to be considered answers or not? [duplicate]

I recently flagged an answer as not an answer because its entire content was something along the lines of Hint: Consider these two mechanisms. What would happen in case one? What would happen in ...
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What can I do to clean up old comments?

Comments are ephemeral by nature, and a lot of them get deleted everyday on different sites. (See this) I stumble upon old questions sometimes, which contain some comments, naturally. I know I can ...
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What are the site policies surrounding paywall circumvention?

There is an answer to a question that I am hiding as a comment in the source below that very clearly and explicitly links to Sci-Hub in order to provide a PDF for a paid article. Without bringing up ...
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When are duplicate flags "declined"?

I flagged this as a duplicate of that. I m not asking why it is not considered a duplicate; I agree that it is not a duplicate. What is strange about it, is that I have never* seen a duplicate ...
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A flag declined for being used like it's meant to?

A recent review of this answer was declined, because flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer. But the description of the flag used, states VLQ ...
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What shall I do when I see spam (in one of the review queues)?

In a few occasions if you use the review queues, you will find a post that is spam. The definition of spam according to StackExchange (and the internet in general; source) is: What makes something ...
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Difference between 'very low quality' and 'not an answer' flags

So recently I flagged this answer as VLQ and my flag was declined with the message: While this is a terrible and wrong answer, it clearly shows the intend of an answer and should therefore be ...
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What happened to question I flagged

I have recently flagged the question, which was helpful. So i thought the question will be delete. But it still there. So what is rules for that?
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