Just in case you are not aware: to help prevent abuse by moderators, the system is designed so that certain flags are anonymous. In particular, with the current flagging system (rumour has it that SE is preparing an upgrade in the near future),

  • Spam/Offensive flags on posts are anonymous.
  • Comment flags are anonymous.

That is to say, if you actually want a moderator to respond to you, you should not raise a custom comment flag asking a question: we wouldn't know to whom to address the response. If you have some concerns about moderation and would like to receive a response, please place the flag on a question, or on an answer, instead, and use the free-form text entry field there.

(Other options include: go into chat and ping one of the mods who are there more frequently [say, robjohn]. For moderation issues we are allowed to open up a private chatroom to discuss the problem with you. Or you can send one of us an e-mail [though the response may come through some other means].)

If you read the above and think that I may be in fact talking about something you did recently... yes, that's right. Please follow the above advice so the moderators would know to whom to address our answer!

  • $\begingroup$ Good to know. I guess this also ties in with the lower character limit on comment flags? $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Nov 26, 2013 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin: I am not sure if it "ties in". But certainly the lower character limit of comment flags makes it more attractive to use question/answer flags for longer queries to the moderators. $\endgroup$ Nov 26, 2013 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ What about 'this is not an answer' flags? $\endgroup$
    – Git Gud
    Nov 26, 2013 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ @GitGud: my list above is exhaustive. $\endgroup$ Nov 27, 2013 at 8:33


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