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Questions tagged [flagging]

Flagging is the process of bringing a question, answer or comment to a community moderator's attention for any reason.

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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam", "rude or abusive" nor "very low quality") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own ...
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My flag was considered disputed, but the post still got put on hold. What did I do wrong?

I flagged this post and I got the message that my flag suggestion was considered disputed. But as you can see from the post, the post was put on hold in the end and I do not really understand that ...
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Why is this spam?

I'm just curious, I was looking at this question with a view to answer it, and suddenly the Community bot deleted it for abuse/spam. It didn't seem like either; it was just a regular question. Does ...
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Does it make sense to flag a question as duplicate if it already has an answer?

I guess the purpose of flagging a post as duplicate is to prevent people from taking the effort to answer a question that has been answered before. So does it make sense to flag a question if someone ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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How do flags work?

You have a fixed amount of flags, but how do they work? I feel like, everytime I flag something, that is considered helpful, I get my flag back. What happens if I randomly flag, and they are all not ...
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Etiquette for flagging a comment that points out a (corrected) typo?

Typos happen often. On old posts there's a lot of clutter in the first comments that simply point out typos in the question or answer. I assume it's fine to flag these for deletion? This seems fine ...
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How to get moderators' attention to an issue with some chat messages?

It is possible to flag a message in chat. However, chat flags are handled by users in chat, not by moderators. But occasionally there might be issues with some chat messages in rooms associated with ...
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Suspicious trend in answers to a specific user's questions.

So yesterday I came across a question. Something seemed suspicious (a badly worded question and an incorrect answer accepted), so I did some snooping. It appears that every question from the OP has ...
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Declined VLQ flag for an answer with CAS generated output

Several hours ago, I flagged an answer consisting entirely of SymPy code (at its second version) for "Very Low Quality" according to the procedures in the accepted answer of a meta question: How to ...
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Time needed to get your flag approved

What is the longest (or shortest time) you have to wait before getting your flag approved or rejected? I have raised the flag on this question as "unclear what you are asking" and have waited for ...
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When is it advised to *not* flag a non-answer as “not-an-answer” but as a VLQ instead

Just got a "Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!" caution while flagging this as not-an-answer, which then led me to the flag-summary page, where I found a couple ...
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Please have a look to this [problem][1]. I have found the same problem at Milne's Elliptic curve book at I think there is a typo [closed]

I am asking this question at mathematics meta as I am not able to flag this question from math stack as some of my previous flags were declined and instead of posting an issue in beta, I don't know ...
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When to raise flag above 5k reputation?

I have a 5k reputation and so what are the cases where I should use flag because I have some of my flags declined. Secondly, there are some answers where the questioner didn't accept my answer in ...
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Should answering that someone's attempt is correct be posted as a comment?

In my opinion, if someone's attempt at a problem is correct then confirming this should be done as commentary. Obviously if the attempt is flawed, saying what is wrong/hinting at the correct path can ...
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Answering “is my approach correct” with a different proof

On this site it is common to see questions where OP asks if their approach or their solution to a problem is correct. Often, people answer these questions by providing their own entirely different ...
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Should I flag an answer if the answerer deletes comments asking for clarification?

In an (old) question, I downvoted the accepted answer and gave my reason in a comment. As a consequence, a small dispute started which resulted in a bickering. The author of the accepted answer, ...
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What clears a Low Quality flag, and what removes a review from the LQ queue?

On several occasions, I have noticed that when I raise Low Quality or Not an Answer flag, the flags get cleared up without the post deleted, or without the review going through the general process of ...
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Another failed review audit for low quality posts [duplicate]

I failed a review audit for an answer which is actually a comment. The user claimed to have insufficient reputation to leave a comment, but he/she wanted to stop other users from answering the ...
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How should I flag large arguments in comments? When there is a large argument in comments, should you flag each comment or just one?

Sometimes or rather "sometimes" I see heated arguments in comments. I try to flag these. I don't want to overburden the diamond mods if they take a look at flagged comments. Also, some arguments last ...
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What are details of deleting comments by flags from regular users?

It was mentioned several times here on meta that moderators can delete comments. However, comments can be deleted also by regular users. For example, one of the answers to Who has the power to delete ...
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Why my flags did not counted?

I have raised too many flags as duplicate; but this is a long time that none of my flags has been counted; not as a helpful flag nor as a disputed/declined/retracted flag. For example see this ...
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How to flag abusive comments that may not look abusive at first sight?

Today one of my flagging got declined. Se the picture below: Although that was really a helpful flag since using abusive words is not welcome in this site. I guess my flagging was declined because ...
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What to flag if no own work is visible?

When reviewing low quality question, a common reason for me to recomment closing is that it is not clear that OP made any effort in researching or answering the question himself. I then often take the ...
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Can a flag be unflagged?

If anyone flags any question and the flag is accepted as helpful flag. Then can it be unflagged by the user who flagged that question? Reason for unflagging maybe that he unflag due to he thinks ...
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Flagging on mobile error

I am using the mobile app and tried to flag a comment on this question as obsolete (the comment has since been deleted). The app told me that an error occurred and that I should report it on meta.
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Handling answers that don't answer the question

Often times, I come across "answers" that are related to the question but don't answer the question that has actually been asked in the OP. Often times this occurs when the OP asks for an explanation ...
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Why were the constructive comments deleted along with one poor comment?

I flagged as unconstructive a spam comment to my answer of mine. I see that all the comments were deleted --- one of which was heavily upvoted and contributed greatly to the answer. Is there ...
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Add some other flag explanation to review tasks.

Sometimes I want to flag a low quality answers which are a short comment or something (not a thank you comment) but I can't find any appropriate explanation in radio buttons so I choose "No comment ...
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Flagging questions issue

I've tried to flag a question on http://www.math.stackexchange.com for being off - topic. However, when I had to relocate it mt only options were: Mathematica, Statistics and something else, yet none ...
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How avoid aged away flags?

I flag the posts that I consider aren't useful for the page and always the flag says "helpful", but sometimes the flags aren't validated and they become "aged away". How can I avoid my flags become ...
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How to get Citizen Patrol Badge

I got two helpful flags already but until now I don't have received the Citizen Patrol Badge. What shall I do? Sorry for this question, I'm just curious.
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About strange behavior when giving bounties

Searching around the unanswered questions I saw this question which hadn't had any answers before and now I found that it recently has three answers, and I suppose that this happen because some user ...
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Flag declined on popular yet broad question—why?

I was perusing the top questions, and noticed this question, which, as highly-scoring as it was, seemed very broad. I wasn't sure whether it was too broad or primarily opinion-based, but I knew it ...
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Questions deleted right after receiving an answer: where to flag the users?

I know there have been several questions about users who delete their question immediately after receiving an answer. I have seen this abusive behavior many times. This and this are two examples. Many ...
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Should gibberish posts be flagged as abusive or just downvoted and deleted?

Note: This is quite a long post. Feel free to scroll down to the highlighted part where my actual question is. If you find out that you want more information on these types of flags, you can read the ...
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Clearly Rejected Answer - Upvotes and Rep

Today there was a question on irrational and rational numbers. An answer was proposed that the author of the question clearly rejected both in a comment explicitly saying 'I can't accept this answer' ...
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Why not flag questions because they're homework?

During last days a lot of people have sent so many questions that are like homework, for example: this this this this this this and basically they don't make any effort to show what they have tried. ...
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Flagged report status of “disputed”

I flagged a question as "rude" because it used the letters that spelled a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive beginning with f as the four elements of an example set. Seemed unnecessary and deliberately ...
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Why can't I flag old posts as “very low quality”

I am currently contemplating an answer from March 2015 that has an impressive score of -19 + 9. I tried to flag it as "Very low quality", but that this option is not available. (I also downvoted the ...
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How to flag kook answers?

What is the correct flag to use when an answer is pseudo-math? For example almost every question about cantor's diagonal proof gets an answer from someone who believes that the reals are enumeable. ...
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How do “rude or abusive” flags age away?

Some time ago, I flagged something on meta as "rude or abusive". Checking now to see what became of it, I see my flag "aged away". I understand that close votes can age away, but I didn't know that "...
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Flagged, but the answer was edited

If I flag a question/answer but it gets edited before the reviewers review my flagging, what happens? Is this even possible?
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A way to view your flags

Is there a way to view whether your flags were accepted or rejected? If not, there should be, with a display similar to that of suggested edits.
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About the number of moderation flags

I have looked on the website for quite some time now, and I still haven't find how the number of moderation flags available is computed. I think at first I had $10$ of them, but then after a little ...
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What's going on with my flag?

While waiting for Alex Gruber to recharge his batteries, the moderation is working slowly. For instance, on September 3 I've voted to close this question as a duplicate. I was certain from the very ...
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What's the difference between duplicate flag and close duplicate flag?

What's the difference between duplicate flag and close duplicate flag? When I want to flag something as duplicated there are two ways: Flagging as a duplicate: Flagging as should be closed → ...
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How to find review history

How to find review history? I have some non reason declined flags then I wanted to know how can I find a link to that review?
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Which flag should I use when somebody did not try anything and wants help?

Which flag should I use when somebody did not try anything and wants help? I tried the off-topic, not about what is in the help-center, but the flag was declined.
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A flag that should have been, but shouldn't be, but was…

While processing a review queue, I was presented a question which "had been flagged as spam". I recalled seeing a very similar question a short while ago, and wondered if it was related. Lo and ...