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Why was

https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/184049

marked as spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown

I can see closing it as off topic for this stackexchange site but I think calling it "spam or rude or abusive" is rude to the OP.

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    See my answer here, the last paragraph: academia.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5139 Mods have a wider view of certain users' behaviour, and when we nuke as spam or rude, it's because there's more evidence.
    – Massimo Ortolano Mod
    Apr 8 at 19:07
  • @MassimoOrtolano I saw that other answer. Of course I couldn't (and shouldn't) know about the other evidence. Thanks. Apr 8 at 20:59

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Making Massimo's comment into an answer:

Mods have a wider view of certain users' behavior, and when we nuke as spam or rude, it's because there's more evidence.

We can't comment on this case in particular, but I will provide another data point in general. Just this morning, a few of us mods were discussing a different question that we felt should be closed as too broad, but we ended up not taking any action (even though 2+ moderators agreed!) because mod votes are binding, and we hesitate to take that sort of action unilaterally. You can imagine, therefore, that we apply a correspondingly greater degree of care when it comes to "nuking" questions entirely.

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  • "We can't comment on this case in particular" really needs more explanation. I think you can make some kind of abstract statement that actually answers Ethan's question. Apr 13 at 1:48
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    The "abstract statement" is that we do not nuke things for no reason; there must be more evidence. It is SO policy not to discuss this evidence, however.
    – cag51 Mod
    Apr 13 at 14:08

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