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Why was this question kept in SF?

I handled that, so I'll tell you why I did what I did: It's on topic here. It might also be on topic at Unix & Linux, it might even be more on topic at Unix & Linux (for the sake of argument, ...
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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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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

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 was this flag declined?

The flag declination was absolutely appropriate. This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or ...
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Older Question is a Duplicate of a Newer Question?

A duplicate is a duplicate regardless of age. It's true - more frequently newer questions are flagged as dupes of older questions, but in this case it wasn't appropriate. The dupe question for yours ...
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Why was this question kept in SF?

I didn't see this question, but I agree with leaving it on Server Fault. Here's why: Our target audience is professional system and network administrators. At some point, most of us will have 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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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

For what it's worth, I'd already voted to close it as off-topic, and although two respected moderators have said otherwise, I secretly continue to think it's off-topic, pretty much for the reasons you ...
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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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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

Questions about web server configuration are very on-topic here. I agree with the declination of your migration flag.
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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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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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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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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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"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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Does upvotes prevent flagging as very low quality?

Yes, the very low quality flag is available only for posts scored 0 or below. In any case, you can't flag that answer because I already deleted it.
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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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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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"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?

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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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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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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Why was this question kept in SF?

This question is in a bit of a grey area, as it fit both here and on U&L. Leaving it here or migrating it would be equally OK in my opinion.
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"too old to migrate" not showing on "off topic" flag

Apparently this was silently (I can't find any announcement) changed sometime around March 2014. Related mSE question complaining about the same (and "Very Low Quality" has disappeared in the Flag ...
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