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Moderator deleted my answer -- too rashly?

At 2am this morning (local time), I posted this answer to a question (not mine) that had also been bugging me for years. I had just figured out how to resolve it, and wanted to share it with the OP (@...
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Are new users subjected to prejudicial or intensified scrutiny by moderators?

I have an experience to share as a new contributor to where I sensed some slight undercurrents of prejudice.  It would be great to receive a response from the moderators ...
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Will my previous votes increase the publicly displayed post score after I achieve 15 reputation?

While I have less than 15 reputation the following notification is shown every time I click to an upvote I suppose this recorded information is used for community statistics and most-important sort ...
22 votes
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Editing other people's posts to remove "thanks"

[paraphrased position 1] Generally, if people abstained from doing edits that are just removing "thanks" and context phrasing (without doing any other improvements), that would be great. I ...
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zakhar_asli only has one question and it does not make sense

RAM Disk related questions is closed as a duplicate of a closed question. I object on general principles as having dupes of closed is frustrating for everyone involved, but both questions are asked by ...
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Is it OK to correct new users on formatting?

I've noticed that a lot of new users tend to format their posts like this, where they put things they want to emphasize or things that are even just barely vaguely technical in code blocks. This ...