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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

In some cases, I would say yes, a misunderstanding should be corrected by an answer. In the case of fundamental misunderstandings, or false assumptions that form the basis of a question, we certainly ...
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Admin keeps deleting my comment on why I voted to close

If the project in question was not an anti-adblocker, the question would be fine on its own. That you do not like the project is moot. Expressing yourself that you do not like the project is fine, if ...
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What did happen to my suggested edit?

The suggested edit gave a 404 because the post itself was deleted. In following the link to the answer (10k or mod visibility only) it is obvious it was offensive and not a real question and was ...
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Should I report a fake user account that was just created? If so, how?

SE fully allows anonymity in users' public profiles, so that side of things is not an issue here, however there are things you can do: if their posts are poor quality, flag them. Mods will sort them ...
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Are there situations in which a low-quality answer should not be downvoted?

"it seems to be the general consensus that just the fact that I decided to view all of UserY's answers means that I am 'targeting' that user" By your own admission, you are. The question seems to be ...
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1 point deducted when I down voted an answer

You loose rep for down-voting answers. It is used as a deterrent; it discourages unnecessary down-votes, or down-votes that are in your own self-interest rather than the interest of the community. ...
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Are questions about metrics on topic?

It sounds very open-ended, the way you've described the question. It sounds like a request for metrics that might apply. Questions here have to have a hope of having a single acceptable answer. If you ...
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Can I ask for help with identifying malware?

This type of question could be on-topic, but I have yet to see one that actually is. The problem is that without the binaries, we would never have enough data to say much. With the binaries, you can ...
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What is up with these answers? Are these all the same people?

As I have researched and answered the mentioned question, I believe this is a legit question that affected some AT&T customers, probably at the same time. This is not the first time this kind of ...
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Why was this post auto-flagged?

It was not auto-flagged but flagged by users.
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Question deleted because of "product recommendations". But this was the only way to answer the question

If a product/service is the only way to answer the question, then the question is not a good fit here. Your question was "Where can I get such a certificate?" And your answer was a list of CAs. ...
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How can be this question about VPN design either security architecture improved?

One of the canned reasons for downvotes is "does not show any research effort". That applies here, along with your confusion of OpenVPN and the protocol it uses. When I googled "Openvpn ipsec", the ...
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Admin keeps deleting my comment on why I voted to close

deleted the automatically-added comment that came with my close vote explaining why I voted. I'm not sure if the moderator should have done that. Moderators don't have the ability to retract other ...
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

The following happend: We both were editing at the same time, but you submitted your edit first. So when I submitted mine it overwrote yours. I saw what had happend, and thought your edit was much ...
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Serial voting was reversed? Static or relative threshold?

When the serial voting detection mechanisms see something that identifies as serial voting (up or down) the votes will be reversed. The reversal is done as part of an automated process and data is not ...
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Why does the Community user on Meta has 3 reputation?

This usually happens when posts and suggested edits are attributed to the Community user (as part of the procedure followed when deleting a user). This will eventually be fixed by a scheduled task and ...
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How did I manage to flag this question twice?

It isn't showing that you flagged as a duplicate. It's showing that you flagged for recommended closure, and this disables both flagging as “should be closed” and flagging as a duplicate. “Duplicate” ...
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What rep is required to edit / propose an edit on a question?

Editing is a basic feature that anyone can do. I just rejected an edit from a 1 rep person today.
schroeder's user avatar
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How do I self close vote on my own question?

Once you have 250 rep you will be able to do this. From the privileges page: View Close Votes Privilege Type: Moderation Privilege Awarded At: 250 Reputation This privilege allows you to view and ...
Rory Alsop's user avatar
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When will my BoA expire?

Read this. In short: The ban will be lifted automatically by the system when it determines that your positive contributions outweigh those answers which were poorly received. There's no set time ...
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Why are there so many already answered 3-10year old posts in the active feed?

There are 2 main reasons: questions that have no votes on the answers are bumped to the main page for activity recent edits act as "recent activity" that brings the posts to the main page ...
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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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Community user spam detection failure

If you cannot edit your post, make a new one. That post received -3 downvotes and no upvotes, so there are no points to recover. Most "is X secure?" questions get closed as too broad. The mods, who ...
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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 to migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

A moderator has to be involved in migrating questions to a site that isn't one of the five listed. Flagging the question for mods with a note saying which site is the best way to handle that.
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Is my question better for Unix or this place?

This question would be more suited on Unix.SE. Don't forget to add the distribution-choice tag to your question, as this tag is specifically made to gather such kind of questions. At the opposite, ...
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What caused this post to bump to the front page?

Yes, that user made an edit to his answer on that question. This is how StackExchange works.
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Banned from flagging with only 8 declined out of 227

These sorts of things are automated so I can't give you any useful info beyond the guidance to wait. Of those though, I'd have to say neither flag should have been raised. Yes, they seem like low ...
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