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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

As it happens, someone else also flagged this answer, as "not an answer", before I came to read this post, and I handled it by converting the answer to a comment. I have to agree with Sven that this ...
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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

I don't understand at all how anyone can consider this as rude or abusive. It's not particulary helpful, that is true, but it's not rude and it's not abusive. You might have flagged this as "not an ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

"Do not do it again" is an order (an imperative statement), not a threat. A threat would be "If you do it again, I'll come to your house with a cream pie and throw it into your face while shouting, '...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I don't see any outright insults here on the part of naktinis, at least as far as I would be insulted, but your comment was also completely unnecessary and outright wrong in the situation. To ...
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I hadn't had a coffee yet ... In such cases, you can help by making the situation more obvious. Leave a comment below the answer or use the "other" flag reason and explain there.
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How is my question unclear?

Your post was closed as "Unclear what you're asking" because, at the time, it did not include a question. It was a statement. Post-edit, there is now a question, however it is not one which is ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

I was the mod who declined this flag. I tend to set a pretty high bar for accepting NAA flags, because I don't want to slam the door in someone's face for trying to answer a question, especially when ...
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A clarification request for declined flag

First, let me thank you for taking the time to translate and edit the original post! It's appreciated, even if it turned out to be unused in the end. That said: The most important reason your flag ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I would like to throw in my 2 cents here (I am sorry), as I get the feeling that people are talking past the posed question(s). Talking past the question for a moment: Let me pre-face it quickly by ...
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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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Request adding Raspberry Pi stack to off topic site list

As the volume of RPi question is low please flag for a migration if you think it's worth a migration. Our other close destinations are more used and in my own opinion are more related to ServerFault ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

Was the comment insulting? No. There was nothing there that was objectively insulting. In my opinion, a reasonable person should not be insulted, and the comment shouldn't be removed on grounds ...
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Are link-only answers accepted on ServerFault?

Link-only answers are answers: Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer? Overall, the guidance on NAA flags is confusing and is not readily accessible to users or to ...
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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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Are link-only answers accepted on ServerFault?

My approach to link-only answers depends somewhat on what it's linking to (rando blog posts are not cool; vendor docs more so), as well as whether the linked-to resource directly answers the question, ...
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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