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It does indeed seem unfair. Dave thought it was on-topic enough to answer, for him, but closed it for everyone else to answer. This sends conflicting messages. Fortunately a question can be reopened by the same community that votes to close it. It seems that is what will happen to your question. Of course, this assumes that everything else is good with ...


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There's a general rule across SE sites that if someone posts an answer as a comment, it's fair game to turn that into an answer. I think there's even a blog post by Jeff Atwood (SE co-founder) saying it's fine. However, the examples of what you did that Nick Alexeev posted are a terrible way to do it. If you understand a question and answer well enough to ...


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I would agree; many of the questions tagged would be covered by the reverse-polaritytag latest questions tagged with reverse-polarity. The first question in the latest for reverse is asking about a reversing light circuit on a car. How that adds any value to the question is beyond me. The term reverse covers such a broad range that a proper definition ...


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I don't know why the flags were denied. Those comments, as well as others, were clearly made obsolete by subsequent edits of the associated posts. I've gone through and cleaned things up.


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To clarify: the mistake made here by the moderator was to answer the question. It was correctly closed. Then it was incorrectly re-opened, likely because of this meta post. And now it is correctly closed again. The question has a vague specification of a whole project - it is far too broad. As such, it could only be answered in general, vague ways. The ...


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I don't see any real compelling reason to rush. I'm looking at the recently closed list, and many of the moderator-closed questions are duplicates. If the person who has enough drive to go dig up the appropriate dup happens to be a moderator, I can live with that, and in fact, thank them for doing the tedious part of the job that they signed on to do. ...


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You read far more into a simple parenthetical comment than was ever intended, and chose to be offended by your interpretation. We really cannot control that. Jonk didn't mean that you were none of those things, only that you seemed to not be at least one of them. And by your own admission, you are indeed not a native English speaker. Hence, the ...


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I don't see anything offensive with the comment at all, although it's difficult to know for sure since we don't have the whole context. I think the chose their words to fit their target audience of native English speaking, formally trained, electronics designers Absolutely. Everything in a datasheet will be written for that audience (except the first ...


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You have a history of asking poor questions. These get downvoted and/or closed, and the system has locked you out as a result. This is to protect the site from more of the same crap you've already dumped on it. The details of the algorithm are not published. This site isn't a game to see exactly how bad a question you can get away with. You have posted ...


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Your answers are old comments repeated verbatim. I'll show these answers here for folks who don't have the 10k visibility yet. from here [since it provides context for this meta, I'm not going to delete that just yet] : The voltage across each depends on how much current each needs to operate. If one has a resistance equivalent to 10 Ohms and the ...


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The answer was deleted mainly because of the long drawn-out argument with the OP in the comments, that was based primarily on your inability to see details in the schematic. The answer itself was also based on this misunderstanding, so it had no value to the question overall, either. To be specific, the OP was referring to Vin and Vout, which are the names ...


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If you have a disagreement with a moderator decision, the quickest way of getting a response is to flag your post. Use the "Other" option and write a short message describing your disagreement with the moderator action. If you feel like the moderator action is still unjustified, consider making a meta post (as you have done).


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You're not the only one. See this SO post. You should be getting an email soon saying something like Please forgive us, we just goofed I would like to sincerely apologize. I just mistakenly sent you an email that was meant for Stack Overflow moderators. Please ignore it. Thank you for your patience, Anita M. Taylor, Email Marketing To ...


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Your revised version of the question no longer has anything to do with the moderators. Note that this time the question was closed by 5 ordinary users. One reason it got closed may be that you state a very unusual and seemingly silly requirement, but refuse to justify it. That makes it sound like it is indeed silly, religious, and arbitrary. People won't ...


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Absolutely! If people choose to write answers in comments, that's on them. There's no reason for you not to put the same information into an actual answer.


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I'll take ownership as an early flagger. You ended the original post with something along the lines of "is this right?" or "am I missing something?", which requires a response, and an answer soliciting discussion is not an answer. Better to post the clean answer, and DV the original answer if you believe it to be incorrect. If you want to have a discussion ...


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You can't use SE and sue somebody else (well I supposed you could, but you wouldn't get very far). If your reading an SE page, your making SE's terms and an agreement. See here: Any legal exposure from answering questions? There are other ways that you could get into legal trouble, like posting code that isn't yours or infringe on a patent. Secondly even ...


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In all fairness, if a question is unclear or confusing, it should be put on hold until the OP can straighten out the confusion by an edit to the question. We should not answer such questions but prompt for clarification. If no clarification is provided, the question will be closed and eventually deleted, along with all attempts to answer an unanswerable ...


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I'll stand up and say that the parenthetical phrase is a violation of the "be nice" policy, and declining the flag is counter to the reasoning behind the be nice policy. That said, I have no idea what happens if the flag is accepted, and suspect that the punishment may be worse than the crime merits. Perhaps a more graded approach to remedies needs to be ...


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The question was confusing and information was mixed between question and comment. My usual response to this sort of situation is to request the OP to put the information in the comment into the question on the grounds that, in terms of permanent questions as opposed to impermanent comments, information in a comment does not really exist. If it is a simple ...


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