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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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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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Answer to 11 year old question

A question does not need to be accepted to stop it from being pushed to the front page. Unanswered questions get bumped to the front page. An unanswered question is a question that has no upvoted ...
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Answer to 11 year old question

The ideal is that bad questions get closed. Good questions don't get closed, not by the community, not automatically nor do they expire over time. Implied are that good questions are not only ...
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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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"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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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible