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How to flag a question concerning a software bug

Flagging using the generic 'needs mod attention' function is fine (though we tend to be conservative about closing). Whilst we can add a limited number of custom close reasons for the site, the number ...
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

I would add another option: Add another answer with the correct solution, explaining, with a practical example, why the previous answer could be dangerous. As for the previous answer, I'd just opt ...
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When should we flag an answer?

Flagging is intended for cases where 'user' actions cannot suffice. For example, an objectively wrong answer can be downvoted: that's how the site is supposed to work. On the other hand, an answer ...
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Solved by comment -> how to flag

Ask the comment owner, wait for a few days then post an answer if this really bothers you.
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

My main advice would be: Do what you think is right (comment, edit, answer, etc.), and just ignore the downvotes (they cost almost no rep) and other "interesting reactions" you observed. Unless they ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

I think this is one where it's borderline: I suspect the person answering did think it was about the issue, though personally I would say this is more of a comment. The 'clear cut' cases where ...
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

I don't think that an anonymous comment option would work. If I added a comment "you will get problems with hyperref with this code" anonymously I would probably had to add some proofs and ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

I agree with Joseph on this call, that the "answer" might be an edge case - it's difficult to quickly establish whether the post provides an answer, or whether it should be a comment. The title of ...
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Flag a profile that contains specific offenses

Not really, unfortunately: the best one can do is flag a post by the user and explain in the comment.
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An information of a pink bar: flags

The pink background means that the flagged question, answer or comment has been deleted.
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Is there a way to give anonymous feedback without flagging?

The only anonymous way to give feedback is through voting (either up-voting or down-voting). All other means leave a community-visible record. Similar to what that Newton guy once said, every action ...
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Answers that contain the main idea of the accepted answer

My approach would be to flag it as Very Low Quality, pushing it to the VLQ review, where the community can further decide what to do with it. That pushes it into the right direction. I'd also post a ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

It is up to the poster to decide. There is even a badge for it "peer pressure" or something similar. It is an answer and relevant not necessarily correct. Here package defaults might have made the ...
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Difference between “poor answer” and “answer does not attempt answering the question”

In my opinion, that answer should be a comment. I flagged it. It's also arguable that Inkscape is easier than TikZ. It depends on which one you know better. Eventually, reproducing a logo is against ...
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Difference between “poor answer” and “answer does not attempt answering the question”

I would say that the actual question is "how can I include the logo in a latex document" Tikz is just a suggested solution in the question. Ignoring suggested solutions in questions is the ...
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Difference between “poor answer” and “answer does not attempt answering the question”

As long as the answer addresses the 'core issue' of the question (here: add a specific logo to a document) then it is a real/legitimate answer. If the answer does not follow the requirements in the ...
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

On posts for example (since your question's title implies you're inquiring about posts and not comments deletion) you can see the reason behind a deletion at the bottom of the question, like in this ...
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