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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User adding irrelevant tags

There have been a couple days now when at around the same time, a certain user has been going through old posts marked with the 'probability' tag and editing them to add irrelevant tags, most commonly ...
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Comment flags are anonymous

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 ...
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“Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post!”

I think I have a reasonable flag record. Unless this is a bug, then something new has happened. But what?
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Ability to Vote Down Comments

It would be nice to be able to vote down comments. Sometimes I find users leaving very unhelpful one sentence complaints about questions and/or answers, but it is not nearly serious enough to warrant ...
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Indicate the presence of an image in the Tools > Flags tab

In the Tools > Flags tab of the 10k tools, all images are silently suppressed: For some posts (particularly proofs-by-picture and containing scans), this can easily lead to wrong flags. So please ...
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What's with “selfclear” resolution of comment flags?

First off, some positive news. We now have our comment flag history visible on the user page http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/userID. I'm sure ...
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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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Illegal flagging of comments on a locked and deleted question

I can flag comments on a locked and deleted question despite being told the comment is not eligible for flagging. Attempting to upvote the comment tells me I can't flag. But I can flag it anyway ...
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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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Suggestion for removing notification on flags

On the Main site I have the little yellow square with a 5 inside indicating that there are 5 flags that needs attention. I have already "voted" on each of these flags, but every time I come to the ...
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Show only a count of the unhandled flags in the top bar

Since the change in the formatting of the top bar, I get a yellow box with a number in it containing the number of flags that need to reviewed. I click on it to take me to the flag review page. This ...
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Declined comment flag

A while back I flagged a comment, not because there was anything wrong with it but because I thought the moderators should read it and heed it: it collected a list of all the rapid-fire duplicates ...
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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 ...
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Mod-deleted answer is hidden on mobile but not on desktop?

A (meta) answer was deleted by a moderator. When I view it on desktop, it merely appears to be deleted, but when I view it on mobile the content of the answer is hidden with a text saying This ...
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I did a “flagging-review” which I want to retract

I've just been asked for a list of answers to confirm or disagree with current flags. I disagreed with the current flags in one case and said so in the answer box. Now I see, that I've misread the ...
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Offensive/spam downvote penalty

I was wondering about a certain behavior of the reputation system. Suppose that someone flags one of my post as offensive or spam. This immediately issues a $-1$ vote. Does that vote come with the $-...
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Flag suspicious-looking links?

The original post of this question included an, in my opinion, suspicious-looking link, which allegedly contained the source of the question. I handled this by writing a comment warning others that it ...
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10k Tools flag tab shows a post I already flagged

I recently gained access to the "10k tools". Today, I flagged an answer as "not an answer" through the Low Quality review queue. When I switched to the "Tools" tab, I saw that same answer yet again: ...
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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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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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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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Comment flag for “+1” was declined

When we leave comments, we see this message: Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like "+1" or "thanks". Also, Help Center says: When Shouldn't I ...
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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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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, 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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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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How do I find what I flagged?

I was looking at how helpful my flags have been here, but I couldn't work out what I had flagged. Is there a link to the specific comment or answer within a question? It's important for me to know ...
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Can't always select “Very low quality”

I have noticed that when reviewing flags on answers, I can't always select the "very low quality flag". Why is that?
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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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A migration flag, active since 2 days, is it a bug?

Two days ago, I flagged my post: "Double coset relation for unique intermediate subgroup (with homogeneity)" for a migration on MO, but the flag is still active. Is it a bug? Else what is the normal ...