7
$\begingroup$

The specific question I want to discuss is A quick question about logs. I think this fits perfectly into the definition of a PSQ: it consists of almost nothing more than the statement of a problem. Hence, I flagged twice to report this question in order to fulfill my responsibility. I don't understand why my request ended up being declined. In what sense this is not a PSQ? Thanks in advance.

$\endgroup$
  • 9
    $\begingroup$ It is. Just carry on. $\endgroup$ – Did Jan 26 at 20:37
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Moderator intervention is not required for a PSQ. Any user with enough points can leave a helpful comment, do some editing, vote to close, vote to delete. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jan 26 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Yeah, but I initially flagged for off-topic (missing context), which has been declined. $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 27 at 5:06
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ OK, but why did you flag it for being off-topic, instead of just voting to close it for being off-topic? Why make extra work for the moderators? $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Jan 27 at 5:42
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson I don't have the privilege... $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 27 at 5:43
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ On the timeline of the post I see two close votes reviews: math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1142506 and math.stackexchange.com/review/close/1143098 (And one suggested edit, but that review is not relevant here.) An outcome of a review depends heavily on who reviews the posts. I think you can find details somewhere in the FAQ on review queues, but IIRC when no reviewer votes to close, the close flag ends up declined. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 27 at 7:24
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Thanks for the information. $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 27 at 7:31
  • $\begingroup$ That is a lot of answers for a nailed-on PSQ. The point is, this is a very short PSQ with the answers being very short, and the topic being very accessible at high school level, which is why it has grabbed attention. $\endgroup$ – астон вілла олоф мэллбэрг Jan 28 at 16:33
  • $\begingroup$ @астонвіллаолофмэллбэрг Should I delete this post if the problem is solved? $\endgroup$ – YuiTo Cheng Jan 29 at 11:29
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Yes, probably answer this question yourself as "it is a PSQ, and action has been taken" or any "convex" combination of the comments above, and you can then accept your answer and close the question, if you have a satisfactory answer. $\endgroup$ – астон вілла олоф мэллбэрг Jan 29 at 11:43
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Just to add some clarification: if a user does not have sufficient reputation, they cannot vote to close a question (I don't recall exactly how much is required---maybe 1k?). Such users can only flag a question. However, the flags that they raise are not typically moderator flags. Instead, the flags raised by low rep users kick the question into the review queue, where it will be dealt with via the normal process. I believe that "spam", "abuse", and "moderator intervention required" flags are the only ones that ping a moderator (and maybe not even the first one). $\endgroup$ – Xander Henderson Jan 29 at 20:33
2
$\begingroup$

It's a PSQ and has been deleted, see here (for those who are unable to see deleted questions).

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .