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You would need to ask the people who are choosing which sites to spam for their motivation, to get any sort of realistic answer. We can't tell you here, unfortunately, we simply don't know who these spammers are, never mind why they may or may not choose to spam one site over another. Maybe they like blue things. Maybe they like things starting with the ...


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Identical questions: no If questions are similar enough that the same answer fits them both, they should be marked duplicates. Answering questions that are duplicates could just give users an incentive to ask questions without verifying the question was already asked; in the long run, this is harmful to the site. If questions are different enough not to be ...


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Yes, if people are vandalising their (or anyone else's) posts, please roll back the changes. If it's an isolated incident I wouldn't bother flagging for mod attention, but if you've seen it happen more than once with the same user, then please flag one of their posts so we can have a look If a user has mistakenly included confidential info in a post, they ...


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The reason is avoiding comments are used to spam. Spammers don't write post questions, or answer questions before spamming. As consequence, they cannot write comments (since their reputation is 1), which would not cause the question to be bumped on the front page. This means only few users would notice somebody wrote a spam comment: the users who wrote the ...


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The block that is shown to the users who don't have the privilege of editing every post contains the following points: Fix grammatical, or spelling errors Clarify meaning without changing it Correct minor mistakes Add related resources or links Always respect the original author To this, I would add the following clarifications: The first point doesn't ...


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I am confirming this, but it is more than likely because some users exercised close votes, and chose a custom off-topic reason. This was the WRONG thing to do with this. When you encounter spam on the site, the procedure is to Flag it as spam The spam flag is special. That is all that is needed. Please DO NOT cast a close vote DO NOT flag any reason ...


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A lot of that looks like the user has one or more browser extensions running that prevents some files to be loaded, or sits behind a proxy that interferes. Especially the message about wb-include.css not having the correct MIME type is an indicator of that. When requesting http://cdn-prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/css/wb-include.css?17, the server is correctly ...


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Absolutely, but you need to add the link manually as the toolbar doesn't have that functionality. Taken from What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?, the syntax looks like this: [![alt text][2]][1] [1]: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/44330/jason-s [2]: http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/dd57e..dfd07?s=128&d=identicon&r=PG (...


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Accounts are typically merged in the following scenarios: A user creates two profiles and asks for a merge. A user purposefully creates multiple profiles and uses one or more of them to upvote a "master" profile (these days such accounts are usually deleted, but a merge is still an option). A user creates two profiles and the system identifies that they are ...


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Just answering is not enough - but question and answer must be upvoted (presumably during the bash). The more detailed description of the requirement is: "ask and answer your own question, each with a score of 1 or more".


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The idea is that they delete their own answer because it is wrong, was written because a misunderstanding of the question, or it is not an appropriate answer, and they notice that; the fact they do it even if the answer score is 3 makes them disciplined. Strictly speaking, an answer's score doesn't say anything about the its quality. In fact, the user who ...


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'Fraid not... All voting is anonymous, even to moderators. Only Stack Exchange developers can see who voted on a particular question/answer.


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There isn't a migration path to other sites because we don't have much questions that need to be migrated to other sites. Considering the rejected migrations (migrated questions that are then closed in the receiving site), those numbers are even lower. For the past 90 days, the numbers are the following. Stack Overflow: 15 (1 rejected) Server Fault: 2 (2 ...


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We have been reworking the meaning of "too minor" into something more constructive because it was really prone to abuse and capricious use. The meaning of too minor varied so widely between individuals, folks too often found their good-faith efforts to help rejected out of hand because they didn't go far enough. It became a rep-denial mechanism ("I like your ...


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I think it's by design: You're using flairs in your profile, which are only updated once every 24-36 hours.


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The maximum difference is at least 26 hours, as there are time zones for GMT-12 all the way to GMT+14. With DST, that may go up to 27 hours.


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Few questions are immediately deleted once they are closed. For example, they could be deleted when the user keep asking exactly the same question more than once, and every time the question is closed because it is not constructive, or not a real question. In the other cases, when the question didn't get any answer, they are left there as the user is ...


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Drupal Answers Meta is the site where you ask questions about Drupal Answers or Drupal Answers Meta itself. This means, as the help center says: Asking questions about how the websites work Asking questions of the community Posting bugs found while using Drupal Answers or Drupal Answers Suggesting improvements Proposing new features


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Seems that you've got a cached rep breakdown of the moment in time just between the moment where your unaccepted answer and accepted again. The answer was accepted again just around the time you've posted this bug report.


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All of the SE sites support various feeds, but I don't think there is an exlicit link in the <body>. The feed for the main site is: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/feeds Tags also have feeds, eg https://drupal.stackexchange.com/feeds/tag/7 For more information, you can read What other hidden or inobvious RSS feeds are available on Stack Exchange ...


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From Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? Answers don't have to be exhaustive or infallible, they just need to try to answer the question. It's perfectly fine to post an answer saying, for example, "I'm not sure what the cause of your problem is, but if it's X, you can solve it by doing Y. If that doesn't help, try Z and let me ...


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See How does the bounty system work for the full details; there's a lot of info there and probably not much point in reproducing it all over here. Just to briefly address your question specifically: whenever I see this asked it usually stems from a simple misconception - until they know differently, people assume that they're offering their rep points for ...


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Meta Drupal Answers is our home for asking questions and discussing issues both with Drupal Answers itself, as well as network wide topics. We should continue to use MDA to discuss topics specific to Drupal Answers, and we should continue to use MDA to shape what we want it to be (while keeping in the general guidelines and philosophy of the Stack Exchange ...


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Users are encouraged to accept the best answer, but it is not a requirement that the accept an answer, nor that they accept the one that the community thinks is the best. In a similar manner, it is permissible for a user to change their mind as to what the best answer is. This can happen for a variety of reasons. There is no official or unofficial ...


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When you review a post, you have a link link that takes you to the post; there you can flag the post as spam. I would not vote to vote to close the question, since it is going to be deleted. As you are going to flag it as spam, other users will see it the review queue.


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It's how it works. You have 30 votes for questions and answers, plus 10 votes for questions; you get 40 votes only if you cast those 10 votes for questions before you cast 30 votes for answers. In your case, you cast 8 votes for questions, and 30 votes for answers.


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Since your answer was correct when the question was asked, I would not delete it; you could not delete it, anyway, since that is an accepted answer. What I would do is editing the answer to say something similar to "If you are using Drush version 5 or higher, it will ask you to download a module you are trying to enable, if you didn't already download it." ...


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jquery is a synonym of javascript, so actually nothing changed because jquery was automatically replaced by javascript in the tags.


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Leave open means you evaluated the question, and think it should stay open Skip means you don't feel competent to evaluate - good choice, actually, if for any reason you feel unsure. If question earns significantly more "leave open" votes than close votes, it falls from the review queue. Only people who stumble upon that question naturally will then see it ...


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