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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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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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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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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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How do I delete my account?

If you clicked on the 'help' link and scrolled down to the 'account' section, you would see: How do I delete my account? Which looks a little something like this:
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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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Is it possible to get notified by email of questions that reach a certain threshold of popularity?

the exact functionality you want to provide notification of highly upvoted questions doesn't exist here, but then even if it did it wouldn't provide you with what you want. There will only be a few of ...
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Why doesn't the Captcha work on Stack Exchange?

From your screenshot, it is clear that you (or someone with control over your network) is blocking the reCAPTCHA images, and possibly scripts as well. For your benefit, here's a quick list of things ...
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Why doesn't the Captcha work on Stack Exchange?

Looking at the post you left on U&L, you are "using a rather restrictive firewall on my machine." Also, your first sentence here shows that something is wrong with your setup - you are opening and ...
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Is it possible to lose badges

No - you do not lose badges you have earned. Definitive answer by Aarobot over on Meta.SE No, badges are never taken away. That's part of the site's design. However, if you no longer meet the ...
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Is it possible to contact a user directly?

No, you can either comment or talk to him in a chatroom. If you don't see him in any of the existing rooms, you can invite him for a "private" chat (note these chats are not really private, at all ...
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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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Why was this post auto-flagged?

It was not auto-flagged but flagged by users.
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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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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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Questionable migration and loosing upvotes

The author asked for it to be migrated. After I tried to sort through all the comments and answers to determine the best fit, it still wasn't 100% clear to me to migrate or not. The deciding ...
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Rejected edit: Rejected because it violated the "original intent" of the asker or just because it made dramatic changes to the question?

In my eyes, you took over the question. In your own words, you "removed an incorrect statement", which is beyond the scope of an editor. You also doubled the word count of the question (from 78 words ...
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Cannot edit a post on security.stackexchange.com?

There was already a pending suggested edit at the time you wanted to submit one. There can only be a single pending suggested edit at a time on a given post. (It's easy to find now because it's been ...
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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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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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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.
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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 ...
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