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Why was my flag to an answer containing "advertisement content" declined?

I flagged an answer which contained advertisement to a certain website about coaching. The flag was declined. Nonetheless the answer was moved as a comment (which I don't have any problems with). ...
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Should we avoid calling questions that have answers in other SE sites as "duplicate", which already has a specific and different meaning in SE?

There is some healthy overlap between Astronomy SE and some other sites, just for example: space telescope optics, operations and orbits with Space SE astrophysics, cosmology, optics, etc. with ...
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Stop the off-hand "this sounds like a homework question" comments that offer no guidance and raise false flags?

The recent comment This sounds like a homework/test question is unhelpful as it offer no guidance and is not actionable bad because it raises the false flag that there can be something wrong with ...
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Are my comments being poorly received?

Recently, I left a few comments on different posts, and received negative responses from other users. In the past, I have left the same kind of comment before, without any complications. So is there ...
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Pile-on down voting without a single comment explaining why or how to edit, is this how a site should work? How close was my guess?

The question Why isn't Eris considered a planet despite being the body of dominant mass? received three down votes in its first three hours, but with none of the down voters leaving any clues as to ...
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