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Being repeatedly targeted and harassed with disputable/arbitrary deletions of answers by a specific moderator

I will stop contributing answers to this subforum This may be the source of your confusion and bad experience - back in the day we used to say this is not a forum. In particular, there are no threads....
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Being repeatedly targeted and harassed with disputable/arbitrary deletions of answers by a specific moderator

Ok, let's look at your 3 answers in question: Hacker from China: You conclude what every other answer did, that the hack could come from anywhere. You then talk about why you don't like software or ...
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Can I answer the same question multiple time?

I'd definitely recommend Robert's answer in many cases, however if the separate parts of a question are very disparate, don't make separate answers - split them off into separate questions. In your ...
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Can I answer the same question multiple time?

I'd recommend against it. We have formatting tools for a reason. Often times it's better to find an article(or write one), post a link to it, and give bullet points with enough information that they ...
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Must we avoid long answers?

From a purely technical point-of-view, too long answers are answers containing more than 30,000 characters (meaning around 5000 English words!). Yes they are bad things and are actually truncated ...
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Accept two answers

I think this depends on the time between them - I have tried to check but I think the notifier runs reasonably frequently but not continuously, so assuming you changed it back before the next check ...
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Mention 2 names in one comment

No - this is by design. If you have a reply to something a commenter has asked, respond to them. For another commenter, reply to them separately. Remember, though, comments are supposed to be brief ...
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What is the best practice for acronym usage in Questions/Answers/Comments?

The model I have been using is based on the fact that this is a site for Information Security professionals (yes, not only them, but that's the basis). If an acronym is within the standard Body of ...
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How should major revisions of answers been dealt with?

I suggest the other side in that it's a good faith answer and editing it is close enough to staying in the bounds of the intent for the tools you've got. On the moderator side, I'm now getting a lot ...
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Should we assume worst case scenario while writing answers?

I think the problem is that you state a clear assertion at the beginning without qualification. You appear to make a conclusion that really isn't backed up by anything. Only further down do you state ...
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What is the appropriate action to take when a user copies-and-pastes an old answer as a new one to a different question?

I once looked for a solution to a problem and found various Unix StackExchange, SuperUser and StackOverflow answers to variants of the question, or straight-out the same question. To assist future ...
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What is the appropriate action to take when a user copies-and-pastes an old answer as a new one to a different question?

I agree that straight duplication of content does not help anybody, not even the OP because they lose all the context of the original answer (comment threads, vote count, etc), in addition to gumming ...
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Is there any way to refocus a question in the question list?

The preferred mechanism for this is the Bounty. Once you have enough rep you can set a bounty on your question (or other people's questions.) This highlights the question, and generates interest. ...
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How to delete an answer permanently?

If you need to do this, the contact us link at the foot of the page will let you contact Stack Exchange, however you need to remember that once you post an answer it is effectively owned by the ...
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Why is the accepted answer only sometimes at the top?

As Avid confirmed in comments, self answers does not get bumped to the top when they are accepted. While there is nothing wrong with self answers - on the conrary, they are encouraged - this sort of ...
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How should major revisions of answers been dealt with?

Create a second answer. There is nothing wrong with submitting more than one answer to the same question, if they take fundamentally different approaches with no broad overlap or commonality. Then, ...
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Why put questions on hold instead of deletion, but delete answers?

Answers that do not answer the question get removed. Closed questions eventually get deleted by the system if there are no answers after about 2 weeks to allow for the question to be altered. There ...
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What is the best practice for acronym usage in Questions/Answers/Comments?

Acronyms don't have to be spelled out in full, the explanation can be done subtly without degrading the reading experience for those who know them. This is true for even most common acronyms like CVE (...
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Being repeatedly targeted and harassed with disputable/arbitrary deletions of answers by a specific moderator

Since you requested comments from more people: I've read through all of the three deleted answers, and I agree with the assessment of the moderator. The judgement the moderator made is the same as any ...
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Why were my -1s turned into +1s?

If the person's posts were deleted, then you would be credited for the +1's for the votes that no longer exists. It's not that they were turned into upvotes...
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Should the way comment posted as answer are handled be improved?

Some of my personal thoughts: Converting As far as I know, converting answers to comments and vice versa is allowed to 10k rep. users. Ok, this is false - thanks @grawity. Personally, I think that ...
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