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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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