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Should I delete a question where the answer turned out to be a hardware problem?

The second option is more useful. Sometimes "Replace the hardware" is the correct answer. To make it even more helpful, add information that lead you to test this angle.
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Code only answers

Remember, the answer you provide today is not just for the OP. It is for everyone else who happens to land on it via some search engine link or other method in the future. Adding an explanation like ...
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How to handle answers that commit copyright infringement?

The text says to include the essential parts of the answer. If the author of the answer does that and only that, it would fall under the fair use doctrine - see the U.S. Copyright Office's information ...
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Two essentially the same answer: one old and one newer (plagiarism)?

As the moderator concerned, not that it really matters, but at the time I was not yet elected. Second I made that edit when that answer popped up in First Posts review queue where one only sees ...
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Two essentially the same answer: one old and one newer (plagiarism)?

It appears that a moderator missed the fact that this post was a copy of another answer, with "Thanks" appended. I won't speak for him, but I will say that in response to some flags I deleted the non-...
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Can I migrate a question to another Stack site?

You yourself can't. But moderators can. You should be able to flag your own question for moderator attention: in need of moderator intervention A problem not listed above that requires ...
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Why were my "not an answer" flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

First off: Flagging link only answers is the correct thing to do. You may also edit the answer if you're so inclined. Second opinions can differ but in this specific Q & A I would most likely ...
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Why were my "not an answer" flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

First off, these are really old question and answers, which makes inertia important (It is not useful to pick through everything in our history for stuff that no longer fits with our current ...
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Why were my "not an answer" flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

Just for completeness, I declined both of these flags because: In both cases, the answers could easily be improved by editing them, and this is not something you need a moderator for. Also they stand ...
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"Not an answer" flag declined

The types of posts that NAA is for are things like commentary on the question or another answer, "I'm having this problem too", asking another unrelated question, random waffle, and complete gibberish....
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Why were my "not an answer" flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

Both of those answers are valid and will remain valid even if the links go dead, all someone has to do is go looking based on the information provided. They are absolutely answers and should not ...
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"Not an answer" flag declined

As Mark's answer says, the bounty won't be awarded because you haven't awarded it, you haven't selected the answer as being correct, and the answer isn't at +2. As for the not an answer flags, I ...
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What to do about new users posting useless answers only to make themselves known?

You have all the tools you need to deal with this on a case by case basis yourself. If an answer is useless then simply downvote it. You could also consider protecting the question to stop it from ...
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"Not an answer" flag declined

You don't have to award a bounty, and I don't believe that currently the answer meets the criteria for the bounty being awarded automatically. From What is a bounty? How can I start one? in Server ...
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Why were my "not an answer" flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

One of those did show up as a low quality review. I voted Looks OK, because the question asked where an explanation can be found and the proper answer to that question is a link. And I don't know any ...
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