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What was spammy, rude or abusive about this answer?

This answer was marked as 'spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown' What was the first song you ever learned? Was it like mine, the top movie kind? What kind of dream did you have last ...
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Can the author of a paywalled article quote their own paper without explaining how the contents answer the question?

This question Where is Gormenghast? has an interesting answer on it. The author of a (paywalled) article that supposedly answers the question has posted to say that their article answers it, but hasn'...
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Do we still need to keep this thread locked?

I recently noticed What was the first work to posit the equivalence of magic rituals and computer algorithms? being pushed to the front page. Currently, every answer is locked (maybe due to spam edits ...
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Do we want Smoke Detector to auto flag spam?

TL;DR: there's a system called "Smoke Detector" that has been automatically flagging spam here for the past year. You can view a list of posts that have been flagged by clicking this text (warning: ...
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Let's talk about handling spam or rude/abusive posts

I keep a pretty close watch on spam and rude/abusive posts on this site, as much as is possible for a normal user without a diamond here, using the 10k tools and some other things that I use to watch ...
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