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

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Suggestion for dealing with a comment if it contain the Answer to the question (w/o other answers)

Suggestion for dealing with a comment if it contain the Answer to the question (w/o other answers) If I try to flag a comment there are the following alternatives: harassment / unfriendly / obsolete / ...
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Can I retract a flag on a deleted post?

I flagged a GPT answer for moderator attention on June 21st; I don't think I knew about the moderation strike at the time. This answer has since been deleted, but the flag still registers as pending. ...
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Is flag handling backlogged? [duplicate]

I currently have 7 unhandled comment flags, including two I raised back in May. I also have one unhandled post flag from June 13. Is there a technical issue here that is causing flags to get lost? Or ...
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New user posts 8 answers, all likely AI-generated, in the span of 82 minutes; I think we either need or are close to needing an official policy

According to Xander's answer to a previous question on AI-generated content, posting chatGPT-generated answers without disclosing they are generated by chatGPT is a violation of openAI's terms of ...
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Why can't Math StackExchange questions be flagged as belonging in a site other than math meta, stats, or physics? [duplicate]

I have noticed a few questions that don't belong on math StackExchange, math meta, stats StackExchange, or physics StackExchange. I cannot flag them as belonging in another site, so I just post a ...
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How to correct a duplicate flag?

I initially flagged this question as a duplicate of another question, but then realized the other question was not exactly a duplicate. I then found a better (exact) duplicate, and tried to correct ...
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Flagging comments in mobile version of the site

When I was using the mobile version of the site, I did not find an option to flag comments. Why flagging comments in the mobile version is not possible? Any particular reasons?
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What might be the reason for this flag to be marked as disputed?

I'm talking about this flag. Clearly, the OP wants an answer that explains that formula intuitively without expanding. The answer just expands the formula which the OP doesn't want. So, it's not an ...
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Should you flag answers to PSQs, low-quality or off-topic question?

Should you flag answers to Problem Statement Questions, or off-topic questions? It was brought to my attention after flagging a post, that flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content ...
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Am I, as a comment flagger, a waster of the moderators' time?

Preamble I am a novice SE user, a toddler. In this post I want to criticize some moderator actions, which seems risky and futile, regarding unwritten policies on the meta; however, just for the record,...
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Why this question isn't closed?

Invers laplace tranformation I want to ask why this question isn't closed even though the user has not shown any work. I flagged this post 10 days before but still no action. Why is it so? I know many ...
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Don't know why but whenever about to flag posts it shows you have flagged this post as low quality

What is happened is that whenever I am opening any new question which is not appropriate for the site it showing that I have already raised a low quality flag post for this question but I haven't. Why ...
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I flagged a comment but I have not heard anything back. What should I do?

I flagged a comment but I have not heard anything back. The comment was very strange and I want to know what is the reason for it. What should I do? Also it came at the same time as what seemed like ...
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Should I flag an answer if the answer is wrong?

I am referring to this flag I raised- The answer should have been deleted, apart from being downvoted. For this purpose, couldn't I flag? These types of answers (from high rep. users) lower the ...
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How are flags handled by the community? [duplicate]

I was going through my helpful flags, when I came across this question I flagged: How to approach $\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{\tan^{-1}\alpha x\tan^{-1}\beta x}{x^2}\,\mathrm{d}x$? Notice how the ...
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How many declined flags are you allowed to have?

I have $130$ helpful flags right now, $3$ declined, and around $37$ waiting for review. I was wondering, what would happen if a lot of the flags ended up declined? What threshold of missed flags are ...
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Deletion of flagged comments

Suppose I flag a comment, and the user subsequently deletes the comment before the flag is resolved. Do the moderators still see my flag? (I tried searching previously asked meta questions, but could ...
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Why have these "unfriendly or unkind" comment flags been declined?

I recently flagges three comments on an answer to be "unfriendly or unkind" - The reason was that the comments said "you are so boring" (direct quote, addressing the OP of the ...
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Why has my flagging option "very low quality" disappeared?

I've seen a couple minutes ago a post that, in my opinion, needs improvement. I immediately thought of flagging, but when I opened the flag window I noticed the option "very low quality" ...
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Flags aged away

Some of my post flags were aged away, and I wanted to re-flag them. However, the options of the standard ones were not available, and so my only choice is to use "moderator attention" flags. ...
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Flagging WHYT on deleted posts

Background info The comment "what have you tried" has been banned on the SE network, and it's removable by a single flag. Motivation The Marshal badge is awarded to users who have raised 500 ...
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Is this considered "farming"?

I have noticed several times the same person editing low quality questions. The most recent example is this one. However, this edit simple replaced "fourier-fourier" (which is an obvious ...
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Should jokes on the comments be flagged?

I see a lot of people making jokes at the comments with some getting a lot of upvotes. Shouldn't this types of comments be flagged? My feeling is that this belongs to "It's no longer needed" ...
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Is there a way to communicate with the moderators about concerns other than ONE PARTICULAR posting?

Is there some way to communicate with the moderators of math.stackexchange.com when it's not about some particular posting, but rather about their policies and their behavior that persist over a ...
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If not flagging, how to dispute incorrect answers?

I was browsing the top sequences-and-series questions for fun and stumbled upon this problem, where the only answer is incorrect (the user misconstrued the problem and tiled $[0,1]^2$ with rectangles ...
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Why can't I select any other SE website when flagging a question? [duplicate]

I flagged this question recently. I wanted to select "this question belongs on another stack exchange network" but only three other SE sites came up (as shown below) when it asked which site ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

In Stack Exchange communities, like Math.SE, are users allowed to have profile photos of children? I would like to know whether or not it is correct to flag those profiles where there are pictures of ...
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Same question format, but one question gets a good response, while the other gets closed. Why is that happening?

I'm speaking with reference to this question. When I read through the question, it immediately struck me as a low-effort question. It did not include an attempt to solve the problem. Nevertheless, it ...
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What can be done about problematic suggested edits?

When one encounters a problematic suggested edit one has the option to reject it. However, in some cases it might seem like more should be done (this includes a persistent pattern of problematic ...
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How do I bring the attention towards a removed post? (I want to flag it for moderator attention) [duplicate]

Just around 17 minutes ago, a question to which I have posted an answer got removed. I have seen this problem on meta somewhere where a solution was provided: flag the post for moderator attention and ...
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Clarification of meaning of $3$ badges

I'm a bit confused about meaning of certain badges: $1$. A badge is said to be rewarded for "First bounty you manually award on another person's question". Shouldn't this description be &...
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What is the number next to the post on which I've raised a flag?

I have recently noticed that there's a small number next to the post on which I have raised a flag. Here's a picture of what I mean: The number on the left is the score of the question. My question ...
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Is there a way to flag profiles? [duplicate]

This username is clearly inappropriate for this site (or really any other, frankly). Normally I would flag one of the user's posts, but they don't have any; is there a way to flag a user profile ...
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Whether to flag a question as "very low quality" or not

There are always some questions in math.SE that contain a huge image as a major part of the question, which is known to be problematic because they cannot be searched or be piped into a screen reader. ...
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Differences between duplicate flags raised from different entries

When flagging a question, there are five options in the primary menu, "spam", "rude or abusive", "needs improvement", "a duplicate" and "in need of moderator intervention". In "needs improvement" ...
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Suspensions for low-quality contributions

How does the automated flagging system for length and content work? Can it trigger suspensions by itself without human input? How is the severity of the penalty determined? I am wondering because I ...
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Demeaning comments made by a high rep user [closed]

I have been made aware of a comment talking about me by a high rep user in this post: Trouble conveying question: In the linked post, I was referencing a different high rep user. As you can see, ...
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About an "answer" that was posted by OP but looks like his own attempts

This question If $y=\tan^{3}\left(\frac x2\right)$ and $y' = a \sin(bx)\cos(cx)$ what is $\dfrac{a}{b-c}$? has an "answer" posted by OP which is not really an answer but attempts by OP. I think ...
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Flag helpful, but post still completely visible?

I flagged this question We found a pattern in the random loss of balls in the popular US and European lotteries. For whom this phenomenon can be interesting? as spam and the flag was considered to ...
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What if potential errors in an answer are pointed out in comments but not addressed?

I was told " flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" and then I found Don't flag wrong answers? A claim here made by a user named Neal, asked ...
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Flagging for migration to Stack Overflow declined

I flagged Split Textarea input text into all textarea box without enter button. for migration to Stack Overflow since that site doesn't appear in the migration path in the close dialog, and only ...
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I flagged a comment- it was removed yet my flag appears to be declined

I flagged a comment an hour ago as it was rude. I just checked it now and my flag appears to be removed, yet the comment deleted. Is there any reason why this happened? Is this due to a bug?
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Is there a limit to the number of low-quality posts that I can flag?

I've recently got the privilege of recommending deletion and recommending closing low-quality posts and I've been quite active trying to do my bit giving feedback but the dialog box that shows up on ...
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Disputed VLQ flag for an LP answer

Update: answer mod-deleted. This is not a VLQ, but it is an NAA. Please see my answer for explanations. In LP-problem simplex with 3 variables, the question asker asks for "simplex calculations". ...
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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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