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What should I do when a new user posts a lot of low quality, late answers to old questions, at the same time?

When I logged on to find ab2's alert in chat, I checked the flags, and not only were there flags against all the posts by that unregistered user account, there were also ones under two more ...
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

No, please don't. This site includes support for a lot of sportsman's activities so things can get slimy and squishy on occasion. There's no need to be overly gratuitous, but don't tell a hunter to ...
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How to react to spam in edits?

Charlie Brumbaugh linked the relevant meta.SE question If I see a spam vandalism suggested edit, should I do anything extra about it? in the comments. For reference I cite the answer by Grace Note: ...
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Why does close as Off-Topic only feature our meta as option?

This is normal for a beta site. On graduation migration destinations are decided based on where posts have been migrated. Until then, use a moderator flag and we can manually migrate.
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What's the procedure for having an answer converted to a comment?

You definitely can flag as not an answer. The review queues or mods can then move it to a comment. Alternatively, pinging in chat works perfectly well. It doesn't matter if the response is not ...
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

I dread the day when TGO turns into a safe space where everyone must take care not to offend in exchange for being allowed on the site. This is hardly the first case of something gruesome and gross ...
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How can I reach the entire moderator team at once, to let them know I'd like private advice from one or more?

You can't and you should not try. To begin with, moderators are volunteers. Asking them all to meet you at the same time in a private chat room is not fair to you or them. Whatever is so ...
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Is it okay for a user to link to a different person's profile, if they already have a post on the page?

Is it okay for a user to link to a different person's profile, if they already have a post on the page? Yes, even if they don't have posts on this (TGO) page. Every public profile can be linked. I ...
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What should I do when a new user posts a lot of low quality, late answers to old questions, at the same time?

I may have been the first user to notice the answers -- I don't remember seeing any downvotes or comments on them when I saw them. I commented on one (Sue's elf-owl question) because the answer was ...
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Can a moderator please merge my two accounts, one of which was created before I registered?

this is fairly common, enough so that there are multiple posts on it over on meta.stackexchange.com To merge any two accounts, follow the procedure outlined on the "User Merge" help page. If you ...
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Purely technical question about putting a link in a Q or an A

On the desktop version the text box you type your post in has some icons above it, and one of these is the link button. I don't see it on the mobile version though. You select the word you want made ...
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How does a question get bumped without any apparent activity?

The user, "fred", wrote a new answer. That's why the question was bumped to the top of the list. It turns out the new answer was just a rant, and didn't answer the question. Three users with ...
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How does a question get bumped without any apparent activity?

Basically, Fred with a reputation of 1 posted a now deleted answer and it shows up as last modified by Fred. Not always, but given the new users rarely ever bother to edit their posts and a rep of 1 ...
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Want to post a photo on this month's contest, BUT

There should be a way on your email to download the image onto your computer. This could be right clicking on it and finding the download button in the menu, or clicking on it and finding a download ...
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Purely technical question about putting a link in a Q or an A

You can also put the reference and the link right in the sentence. This is what I do: Pick an important word or two to describe the link. Put those in brackets, like [this]. Without adding a space,...
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Can a tag that has been deleted be re-created using the same name?

Unless we blacklist a tag which to the best of my knowledge hasn’t happened on this site yet then it is possible to recreate a tag. For instance someone could recreate the widgeteering tag if they ...
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

Reaction to concerns about censorship Of course we should not censor anyone. Nobody should get banned for posting gruesome stuff (when relevant). But where is the harm in providing this content in a ...
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

Its an outdoor site, there might be hunters and they might ask hunting questions, what's acceptable or not is to be decided by the community, however many users are non-hunters and I suspect some are ...
Erik vanDoren's user avatar
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

So, I've posted the first truly explicit question here: What might cause a massive blood stream from a lethally hit moose's mouth? I've to admit that I went all-in :) The reactions so far are ...
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Purely technical question about putting a link in a Q or an A

HTML A tags work in questions and answers. For example: <a href="the URL goes here">some words</a> In this case, "some words" will be clickable with the actual URL hidden.
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How can I turn off the feature that notifies me via e-mail of comments on my posts?

You can hit the 'mark all read' message at the top of the drop down menu in the top of the screen. This will get rid of the red marker but not the e-mails, I think. But as I have not had reminder e-...
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How to revive The Base Camp?

AHem - apologies. I hadn't seen that it was frozen yesterday. Sorted now...
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How to revive The Base Camp?

I asked you a question on Base Camp 22 days ago! Rory can thaw it, I think.
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How can I reach the entire moderator team at once, to let them know I'd like private advice from one or more?

You cannot and I am not sure why you would want to. There are two issues. First, moderators are just regular users with a few more tools. Moderators are not allowed to give you advice (private or ...
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Can a "spoiler" be used to hide a video?

No, see here Spoiler Tagging for videos although it would be possible to do it gifs. The other thing is that some users will get annoyed at having to to mouse over to see something behind a spoiler ...
Charlie Brumbaugh's user avatar
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Tag merge request: toilet-etiquette and human-waste

Done - I have merged and ensured the synonym will remain.
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Why does close as Off-Topic only feature our meta as option?

This is not a direct answer to the question, but that question is fine here. It should not be migrated. We have had identification questions here before, and this one fits right in. Understanding ...
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