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Rob
12:15 AM
It's great, to be able to share deleted answers: meta.stackexchange.com/a/286876/282094
 
12:34 AM
@ShadowWizardWearingMask thanks
Can someone tell me wha tis response from my flag means? "helpful - meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/252270/… "
 
uh. a SO mod would be better equipped to answer that
especially since they could see the actual flag
 
Have you ever responded a helpful flag with simply a link?
 
I think they mean the serial vote script will pick it up
but I don't know, not being said mod
 
Thanks. But if that were the case, I kind of think the flag would be declined...
Bye
 
Rob
1:33 AM
@AnnZen The possible outcomes are: Helpful, Declined, Disputed, and Retracted. --- It's uncertain what "Helpful" and that link means. IF they are directing you to that link a neutral response is "Disputed" and a negative response (which is what that appears to be) is: "Declined - Just read this [link]".
 
@Rob Moderators can't manually dismiss custom flags as disputed, only the system can dismiss some canned flags (e.g. NAA, VLQ) as disputed. Marking as helpful with a reason is done if they believe you flagged in good faith and don't want to penalize you and push you toward a flag ban, but are choosing not to action the request in the flag.
 
Rob
1:58 AM
There is also "Aged away", where no action is taken, that was happening on some of my DV fraud flags until a long period of time passed; then someone wrote that they found no evidence. Other "Aged away" replies for different flags simply aged away. Exactly how a flag is handled depends on where and who - a more helpful link for Ann could certainly have been offered, for someone with as high a reputation as her's that info is already known.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of body (43): Temperature change in Earth atmosphere models? ✏️ by mad.redhead on earthscience.SE
 
Rob
While I don't claim to know every moderator on SO what I can say from both my own experience and reading the writings of others is that they wouldn't hesitate to decline a flag, if that is indeed what they meant, and the link implies: 'Don't tell me, or you need to wait longer"; thus it is declined. IF they were prepared to wait on their end it would be ageing, then the outcome would be presented. --- It's a mixed message, that's (presumably) why she asked.
 
2:28 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad ns for domain in body (97): Add to Cart button displaying twice on Shop Page Woocommerce by Helen on wordpress.SE
 
2:43 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body (99): New to Linux and need a little help by Phoen1x on askubuntu.com
 
Rob
@ShadowWizardWearingMask Probably would much prefer: mh-distillery.com/cask
 
 
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (61): SUBMENUS COMO ABRIR AO CLICAR by mateus_Wagnitz on pt.stackoverflow.com
 
5:00 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in username (89): Bjt circuits, "Vbe = 0.7 at edge of conduction" by Donnabelle Varona on electronics.SE
 
 
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6:29 AM
I just posted a Q&A that attempts to address why questions only relating to one site are considered off-topic here. Would be nice if others reviewed it:
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Q: Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?

Sonic the K-Day HedgehogThis site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. However, I don't understand why this rule exists. I checked the help center here, and I found this help page which exp...

 
6:45 AM
@Rob unless it's some new feature, there's no "age away" for flags. I had flags pending for years, probably still have. At some point I stopped checking or being bothered by it.
(all on MSE of course.)
 
@ShadowWizardWearingMask What they actually said was, there is the "aged away" status, and, separately, that they raised custom flags that were unhandled for months before eventually being declined as "no evidence".
 
@AnnZen if you keep getting serial downvotes that don't get automatically reversed after a while, and it's bothering you too much, try submitting "contact us" form, this reach SE staff who are better equipped to detect and handle complex cases. Moderator tools are quite limited on this regard as far as I know.
 
Rob
@ShadowWizardWearingMask You need to have one to see the message:
 
meh, didn't check my flag history for long time.
@SonictheK-DayHedgehog well, it should be mostly common sense: since the site is about the whole network, and each site in the network has its own meta, site specific questions are off topic. Fits as comment, clear enough, so not sure such a detailed post is required.
It's nice to have, of course - but bottom line, when you point people this way, comment with the above content will usually achieve same goal of explaining them the reasoning.
 
Rob
7:03 AM
@ShadowWizardWearingMask I logged in and checked, indeed you need to have one to see it; here's your account (PII hidden):
 
Rob
:)
^ Dupe, in a few places; and doesn't work (apparently); why would it ...
 
I would love to do a sponsored field trip to verify ...
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of answer (33): What are the hidden achievements in Genshin Impact? by SakhJack on gaming.SE
 
Um, I was thinking the exact same thing just when reCAPTCHAs became mandatory for searching here while logged out. It seems that in the meantime, China began blocking access to that domain. So unfortunately, that hack no longer works. — gparyani 10 secs ago
 
7:22 AM
Kudos to China for protecting the privacy of their citizens ...
 
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Rob
and employment for locals and visitors:
 
7:43 AM
recaptcha.net gives me 404 error message. Guess it works only for China users, if at all, but I prefer if it won't break for me. — Shadow Wizard is Ear For You 1 min ago
So SE needs to check the location of the user, and based on it, include different JS files. Lots of work, doubt they have the time for such complex change.
With all due respect, it's not Stack Exchange place to fight China. If China blocks something, it's not SE problem.
 
@ShadowWizardWearingMask It might be a false 404 to prevent "regular" users from accessing it, just like how SE's sitemap.xml works
 
@ShadowWizardWearingMask but it's not the Chinese citizen's fault they are Chinese!
 
8:06 AM
Perhaps SE could try to load the global version first, and if it fails, use the other one as a fallback.... or blindly load both and hope for the best
 
@ShadowWizardWearingMask I wouldn't mind if only changing a single script resource solves that specific problem and doesn't break for the rest of the world.
 
Do we have any specific numbers on how many Chinese users we have / would have if things worked?
 

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