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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't flag wrong answers?

I recently flagged an answer as "not an answer", and what came back was "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer." I found that surprising,...
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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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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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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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How to handle answers which are only CAS output?

I'm quite uncomfortable with the fact that there are many answers by specific users (especially in the "integration"-tag where I spent most of my time here) which are clearly pure CAS output. On top ...
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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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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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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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Retracting a flag [duplicate]

Is there any way to retract a flag that has been cast accidentally and the post has not undergone any change after the flagging? I saw this post on Retracting flags and that the feature request was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I unflag a post? [duplicate]

I've made a flagging decision that I later decided was in error. It would have been nice if, in between me regarding it as in error and it becoming disputed, I could have removed it. (I'm tagging ...
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Retracting flags [duplicate]

I flagged the first version of this answer for obvious reasons. After the edit, the flag is of no use. Is it possible to retract it? If not, this is a feature request. Assuming moderators would ...
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Withdrawing flags

A few hours ago I flagged an answer as "not an answer". After a more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken. Unfortunately, the SE software seems not to provide the option to withdraw a flag (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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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 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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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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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 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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Can this question be made more narrow?

I posted the following question on math.stackexchange. Since I was asking for 'good examples' (and not just examples) I anticipated a "too broad" flag before posting. I therefore did my best to ...
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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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What happens when I flag as duplicate?

What happens when I flag as duplicate? Usually they are closed by others, but sometimes I saw that the flag was helpful but nothing happened to the question. Are duplicate flags shown to some special ...
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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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Why my duplicate flag is declined?

Aren't these questions similar? Factorial Proof by Induction Question: $ \frac1{2!} + \frac2{3!} + \dots+ \frac{n}{(n+1)!} = 1 - \frac1{(n+1)!} $? Prove if $n \in \mathbb N$, then $\frac{1}{2!}+\...
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Duplicate flag declined

These two are ditto duplicates, The Function $f:\mathbb{R}^{2}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{2}$ defined by $f(r,\theta)=(r\cos\theta,r\sin\theta)$ On which open set $f$ admits an inverse? Just that one ...
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Rule for getting banned from flagging

I have been banned from flagging because 3 of my flags (not consecutive) were declined. And it says 'You are currently banned from flagging'. I want to know: 1 How many wrong flags do result in a ...
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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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User repeatedly asking then deleting a question

What it says in the title. The following question has been posted (at least) twice: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1746975/fol-equivalence-proof First order logic equivalence proof Each ...
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Comments that suggest reposting to an ill-suited SE site: to flag or not to flag?

Asaf has composed a FAQ on Flagging, but I have a rather specialized concern that I did not see discussed yet. I occasionally see Comments that, doubtless with best intentions (for Questions that are ...