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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. If you notice (try refreshing the page) answers appear in a random order if they have equal votes with top-voted answers moving to the top. Answers accepted ...


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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 web sites from certain countries. Then you re-phrase the question to something you want to talk about, and end with "No excuses, email vendors. You know who the ...


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The first part of your answer explicitly says that you are repeating other answers, then you: provide a link saying that the developer knows that the tool has a weakness explained by the other answers (does not add anything to the encryption question nor does it add understanding of the weakness) provide a named tool as an alternative, which is a little ...


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This sort of thing happens all the time. Enough rejects from reviewers helps prevent them doing it after a short while. In short, no anomaly, it's very common. You, and reviewers like you help prevent it being a problem.


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Guilty, so here are my thoughts. Let's keep this in mind: so far, every single flag I've raised has been labeled as "helpful" which means that these questions were indeed off-topic. Why not just leave these questions alone? We have a review queue about this and it's called "Late Answers". For example, so far today there were 3 late answers which means ...


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You may not have seen the countless times we have used it. It has been an incredibly useful rule for us as mods to get rid of not so many "show me how to hack" questions. Most of them are ones that require a training course to answer. Yes, it is also handy to get rid of "I want to hack my partner's facebook" etc but that isn't the main ...


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I'll admit, when I first saw your answer I almost flagged it. It reads a little bit like a rant and a little bit like an ad. But, the reason I didn't is that part about the creator not considering it an issue. If that's not an exaggeration it indicates that the software will likely never be updated to fix it, and that could be considered enough added value ...


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the 'duplicate answers' flag is automated, so the mods get notified any time this happens. I reacted to the flag first - at the time you hadn't deleted the wrong one, so I quickly looked them over, left you the comment and deleted them both, expecting you to review and post as needed - deciding which one you wanted to answer if any? Hadn't seen that you ...


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The presence of a reasonably successful site like https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ demonstrates that software recommendations can be handled effectively in the stackexchange format. But for a field as specialized and often counter-intuitive as security, I think keeping the questions here is typically a benefit. It is often harmful to close, and not ...


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I think the question is too subjective to be a good fit for this site. What do you want us to say? How are you going to evaluate the answer? The questions invites opinions, but not the good kind of opinions (opinions that can be backed up with evidence). Put another way, the answers will tell us more about the views of the answerer than about any ...


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... used as a reason to close generic ... questions against window 10, which is a specific OS, not a "system". You have a very strangely narrow definition of "system". "OS" is an acronym for "Operating System". A "system" does not need to be the full technology stack for a discrete computing device. "...


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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 other moderator would (and should) have made, or most users for that matter. Hence there is no one that is harassing you, and there is no need for new control ...


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I have no idea if the question is answerable with a quick google or not, but I don't think that is the important part. Instead I think you should focus on the stated close reason: This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center. Also, with my highlight, the explanation from the moderator who ...


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Next time if the situation happens again, I will try to proceed as follow: Replace the wrong answer by some text telling it is a mistake to be deleted, "Delete" it, Then paste the answer under the right question. This should avoid useless notifications, provide a better view over what is going on, and avoid any misunderstanding.


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Wow! Impressive stats! I'd like to give a big thank you to our moderators, Avid, Jeff Ferland, Rory Alsop and schroeder. Each and every one of those 3,514 cleared comments made the site a little bit less noisy and brought us a little bit closer to the SO ideal of clear and easy to find solutions to real problems. Not to mention the more than two thousand ...


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