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How should troll questions be handled?

I would recommend doing all of the following: Downvote the question. (That's what the downvote is for, and it doesn't cost rep to downvote questions.) Vote to close >> "Community Specific&...
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How should troll questions be handled?

I just want to add a few micro points. I agree with the premise that it is an insincere troll question and should be blasted out of the sky. I agree with downvoting. I disagree with the specific ...
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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

No If you are unwilling to play by the rules of the site, don't play. The site itself has a disclaimer on every page. One on each individual post is not necessary.
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Can I withdraw my vote?

Click the down-vote button again and it will undo it (if you don't wait too long).
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How did this SE user get 100 reputation points?

This is known as the "association bonus": any user who obtains 200 rep on any single Stack Exchange site will get 100 rep upon joining any other Stack Exchange site.
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Should Moderators be able to use their privileges for self-promotion?

I dislike the way this question is titled and framed. I don't see an attempt to insulate answers from criticism. I do disagree with some recent actions in moving comments, and perhaps in deleting them,...
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Question closed without any real information why?

You write: My question was closed as being off-topic, but no explanation was given. However, an explanation was given.The key part of the close reason reads: Questions that clearly ask for specific ...
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When will the next moderator election be held?

Some context (network-wide) I asked some related questions on Meta.SE many years ago: When do Pro Tempore Moderators change? Changing the Pro Tem moderators every X months/years You can see that ...
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Post was improperly closed

We are a democracy We just don’t all have equally weighted votes. The question in question was not based on a non-sequitur; it was based on an unprovable hypothesis that would not be accepted by the ...
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Why banned from asking in law?

The moderators will have to answer technical questions about your case, but this is basically a consequence of the SE model. You are supposed to ask good questions and give good answers, and the ...
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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

I second Dale's answer. To give my additional perspective: I chafe at unnecessary and arbitrary rules. And I am generally of the opinion that a good or "very helpful" answer is of paramount ...
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Politically incorrect tag: North-Korea -> DPRK

No We use united-states not the United States of America, united-kingdom not the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, australia not the Commonwealth of Australia, south-africa not the ...
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Editing a question which has been edited by a moderator and then locked

The question is asked and answered; don’t edit it. If you want to ask a different question, ask a different question.
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titled, mistitled, titled, mistitled, post clarified, what next?

Ideally, the title should state the question/main topic that is more-or-less clear to anybody without reading the question body, while the body is to give more context to the question. The 5th ...
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Why was my question downvoted, with no explanatory comment?

One of the "features" of Stack Exchange is that votes are anonymous, so unless a downvoter chooses to pipe up there is no way to definitively answer your first question. (There are other features ...
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Appropriate tag for civil-code (Napoleonic code, et al.)

This is the correct tag Napolianic law is one of the main strands of civil-legal-system. By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) - Own work, usingWorld map by Canuckguy and othersUNESCO World Heritage map ...
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When will the next moderator election be held?

I believe that elections are generally held only when the staff thinks that a site is in need of additional moderators, usually because one or more existing mods have resigned or become less active, ...
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Editing a question which has been edited by a moderator and then locked

Other than your control over the acceptance checkmark, you can't dictate what content would answer the question. If you're turning to us for our view of the law, you need to leave it open for us to ...
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Editing a question which has been edited by a moderator and then locked

Edits to the question are never allowed to even attempt to invalidate answers Read the following and realize: you violated a policy that is one of the core fundamentals of the Stack Exchange Network ...
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Producing several focused questions with duplicate content

SE provides a "reason" for closing, which does not necessarily correspond to the reasons that the 5 voters had (or fewer, if closed with a diamond hammer). Very often, there are multiple ...
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Why banned from asking in law?

You triggered an automatic block See What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Relevantly: An automatic filter is in place to ban ...
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titled, mistitled, titled, mistitled, post clarified, what next?

I would say that it is imperative that a title make sense and be clearly related to the body of the question. Too often, the body of a question does not include any actual question, just a stream of ...
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Request For The Moderators To Make An Exception

I'm not a moderator, but... If disclaimers are placed on some posts, but not others, it might convey the impression that posts without such disclaimers are different, perhaps that they may be from ...
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would it work like this?

In general questions that ask "What should I do in these circumstances?" or "which of these options should I take?" are closed as requests for specific legal advice. Questions ...
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