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Should contributions to the community be made compulsory? Absolutely not. No way. Hell no. Contributing to this site is done on a volunteer basis. If people want to contribute by writing answers, that's great. If people want to contribute by participating in community moderation and other corpus-curation activities, that's also great. If people want to ...


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Raise a custom moderator flag on the edited post, and we'll look at it. It's possible for the diamond moderators to remove a user's editing privileges, but we almost never need to do that. For anonymous edits that introduce spam or vandalize the post, reject them as spam or vandalism. If enough of those rejections accumulate, the IP address associated with ...


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No. The bread and butter of Stack Exchange are the questions and answers. I can't imagine a system like you describe doing anything but driving away users producing good questions and answers who don't like moderating or just don't have the time. and have asked a lot of questions and given only a few answers, but let's not get into that Not really. Our ...


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Almost identical questions should be flagged and closed as duplicates. Users asking a lot of questions that are then closed are already subject to automated and/or manual restrictions on asking further questions, so no need to do anything else. If you feel strongly about the pattern of contributions of a particular user, you can raise a custom mod flag on ...


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Since I declined the flag, I'll answer why -- "spam" takes the definition that the post is intended to drive traffic somewhere else and does not disclose the authors affiliation with the post. "Rude and abusive" is for something that is offensive. Both of these are flags that will lead to IP addresses being rate limited or blocked outright, and so they ...


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No, VLQ flags are not supposed to be used for such answers. I can refer you to our big post on flagging guidance, which gives the following example of a post that would be suitable for a VLQ flag: jaafjajrefaseoifjaeijfoaisnsdoj ajfauenwofjasndifnaowjnefoaijw3oeiosafaw3efnaso aksdj vaosjdfoa dfoajw efjas (Yes, people do occasionally make posts like that ...


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Should they be warned or somehow restricted for a time? Not by you, as you don't have the power to restrict users, and you don't have enough authority to issue a warning. The best to can do is flag/close as a duplicate and/or raise a custom flag on the post(s) for moderators to review. They are receiving similar answers, but don't agree with or accept ...


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According to our general guidance on flags, "very low quality" is the most appropriate flag type to choose for this kind of post. It would also be valid to flag it as "not an answer" (for obvious reasons), or "rude or abusive" (under the theory that this is abuse of the system, though that's really a theory that came from the higher-ups at SE; I think the ...


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You cannot "re-flag" a post, in particular not if you are talking about an "off-topic" flag, since users are allowed to flag (or vote) to close and reopen each post exactly once. Furthermore, off-topic flags are generally not handled specifically by moderators, but by the user-driven close review queue. So while sometimes you may get "lucky" because a ...


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