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Answer wrongfully deleted by brigade of trolls?

I had an answer to a moderately controversial question that was just deleted by Community as spam/offensive. The answer was highly-voted (last I checked, +14/-7) and appreciated by OP as indicated in ...
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What should one do when one is being trolled?

Sometimes, power gets to people's heads. Certain members here have been monitoring my questions, answers and comments closely. My crime? I believe that humor a) makes people happy b) helps the ...
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Moderators’ policy on hectoring

What should we do about hectoring? A flurry of hectoring[1] comments has appeared both on the main ELU site and also here on ELU’s meta. I seek clarification on the following questions three: What ...
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Moderators' policy on bullying

I would like to know the moderators' policy on bullying. It seems easy to bully a user. For it takes only 5 users who have sufficient reps to close a question.
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How do you handle a poster who consistently asks the same type of off-topic question?

I know this is likely a duplicate of How should we handle users who generate consistently low-quality and off-topic questions? But, that seems like a discussion of a more egregious offender than the ...
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I don't think we should deface questions that come from trolls, unless they are hate speech or the like

I agree that moderating trolls and limited return-trolls is important. I cannot say I'm sure that this kind of defacing benefits the site more than it punishes the troll. I think it just looks weird ...
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What is our sockpuppet policy?

I flagged a question from our resident troll and noted that it was a duplicate of another question*. That other question was closed as Not A Real Question and deleted, because it was posted by a ...
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