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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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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 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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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 ...
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How can I counteract offensive comments?

I have unfortunately gotten into a shouting match with another MSE user on the question referenced below. I would like to flag the user's latest (slanderous) comment to my answer but I see no option ...
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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 ...
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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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How should one handle posts offering money?

Sometimes OP will be so desperate (or so unfamiliar with the site) that s/he offers money (or at least says s/he does) in order to get an answer. The one time I've seen someone act on it (not because ...
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Edit after edit and declined flags.

This question was edited fourth times by the same user. The edits were minor, rather unnecessary, possibly made for gaining some points. One of the last edits replaced the ...
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Declined flags on answers

I recently passed the threshold of $2000$ points and hence have access to more review queues (Low Quality Posts and others). Some of those posts are answers, which I am asked to "judge". Sometimes I ...
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Disciplinary action for nasty behaviour

A couple of hours ago I reviewed a proposal to edit a post. The suggested edit was nasty, irrelevant and of pornographic nature. I rejected the edit choosing the reason for rejection as "harmful". I ...
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Flagging vs. close issue

I have read: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/3154/how-should-my-flagging-change-when-i-gain-the-ability-to-vote-to-close I haven't earned my Marshall badge yet, and: https://math.stackexchange....
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Did I really flag this question twice?

I edited this question and found that it is unclear. I flagged it as such. I tried to be nice and leave a comment explaining how we roll on math.SE (and SE in general). As the asker only had one rep, ...
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When exactly is the comment “This does not provide an answer to the question…” added by SE software?

In some situations SE software adds a comment which looks like this:1 This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below ...
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Attempts at repeated flagging should fail earlier (if at all)

I flagged a question for moderator attention. After exchanging some more comments with the OP, I wanted to add something to my remarks to the moderators, so I chose "flag" and "in need of moderator ...
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What is the difference between voting to close as a duplicate and flagging as a duplicate?

I am aware that to flag you only need 15 reputation points. Only users with 3k+ reputation can cast votes. If a post is flagged as duplicate, what happens then? In particular, what is different from ...