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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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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 ...
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How do we dispute a declined flag?

I flagged this post as primarily opinion based. It was declined. I think this decision is incorrect and would like it adjudicated if that is possible. If there is no facility to dispute declined flags,...
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Why do some flags take so much longer than others to resolve?

I flagged this post as an unclear question a few hours ago. I raised the same flag later on another question, and it was resolved within a few minutes. I'm curious to know what goes on behind the ...
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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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How to cleanup unnecessary comments after clarifying question?

In this question a kind user gave me several tips to clarify my question. Now that I've clarified my question, these comments make no sense. Is there a way to cleanup these comments? Shall I flag ...
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What is the difference between “on hold” and “closed”?

I flagged this question for review and suggested it be closed. My flag was declined, but the question was put on hold. So that I can write better flags, I'd like some clarification. It seems to me ...
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How to proceed when a bad question floods the site?

Math.SE has recently been flooded by the continued posting and re-posting of an extremely bad question. I flagged the question (once), and voted to close all that came after it. But I don't think it ...
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Question about moderation

You flag a question for moderator attention. You provide information to support your request. Within what time period is the request handled? Will the moderators inform you by email about their ...
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What flags can 10K+ or 20K+ users handle and what flags are only visible for moderators?

I want to help moderating this site, but I'm unsure what flags are seen by 10K+ or 20K+ users and what flags are only visible for moderators. This seems important, because I don't want to bother a ...
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Declined question flag

I flagged A group whose automorphism group is cyclic for being off-topic, a standard procedure for questions that have no context/work. However, it was declined by a moderator. Why is that?
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Why was my flag on this post disputed?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1301428/why-is-my-ass-hole-itching-me I flagged this post as offensive, which I just saw has been marked as Disputed. Can a Moderator help me understand why?
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Is it appropriate of me to make a flag to ask for investigating the downvotings when not understanding the reason of them?

My answer to this question this site has gained several upvotes and downvotes by now. That's a fresh situation for me since, generally my answer received solely upvotes or downvotes, but not both. As ...
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Not-an-answer flag disputed by the author himself

See this answer (currently deleted, so 10K only). I flagged it as not an answer, and was disputed by the author himself! I wonder if its wise to let the author himself be the judge to a flagged ...
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Flagging comments as useless and for wrong guidance

Sometimes people are posting comments which are completely wrong as happened, for instance, here, comment #2, or offering a wrong guidance as happened here, also comment #2. If I flag these comments ...
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What is the purpose of the “Marshal” badge?

A user will get the casting close vote privilege after 3k reputation. According to this post, voting for close is prior to flagging. It is almost impossible to flag 500 times before reaching 3k ...
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Broken image links

I was scanning through the old questions, and noticed few with broken links: most of them had question in the link, what should be done about it? In a similar post earlier someone has prescribed few ...
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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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Flag History - Link

I know this may sound stupid, but I can't find the helpful flags link on my user page. Is there any particular reason why this is the case? On SO, I can find it under profile views, but right now, I ...
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Answerer not responding to commenters

In the following answer, the user answered the question wrongly. However, even after commenting asking the user to revise his answer, he did not comply. I have flagged this answer, but I was wondering:...
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Can't flag a duplicates a second time. What should be done on my end

A while ago I noticed a question was a duplicate and so marked it as one using the flagging option. The other question had recently received an answer and I am pretty sure I up voted it, but I may ...
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Not marking question as duplicate?

An example This question was asked earlier today. The accepted answer by the user "mathlove" was posted within minutes of asking. Now consider this question. The user "mathlove" ...
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“link only” flag disappeared

In my remembering there was a (very useful) "link-only" flag for answers. This flag was basically saying that even the link could answer the question, the content of the link should be copied because ...
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Moderators not having a uniform response to flags about potentially graded assignments when the photcopy has the point values next to the problems

I flagged this question since next to each problem there is a point value assigned which is indicative of it being a grader assignment. I was greeted with the following response and flag rejection: ...
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Answer deleted when flagged as “Should be Comment”

A new user, someone whom I introduced the site/community to, posted an answer to this question. It basically said: "I don't know about the overall problem, but for specific example you give, the ...
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Do moderators see previous flags on a post?

Earlier today I flagged a post, and I was torn between a borderline spam flag and a VLQ flag (or NAA maybe). I decided to flag with a free-form text, and say that I'm torn between these options, ...
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Adding flagging to the review of low-quality posts

In the review page for low-quality posts, When reviewing answers (at least) it is sometimes the case that the answer is in fact a comment by a low-reputation user. While voting for deletion is fine, ...
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Why is this not a comment, but an answer?

This answer here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1083253/1102 I flagged it as 'not an answer', as it ought to be a comment, but the flag was declined disputed. I believe there were a few delete ...
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How can I see which moderator accepted/declined my flags?

How can I see which moderator accepted/declined my flags? I doubt this is possible now, but I wanted to ask. If not possible, then what's the reason for keeping this secret? In the end, how could we ...
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Surge in inexplicably declined “obsolete” flags

So, it's been a while since I returned to the MSE quarters, and I've taken up most of my old activities. Among those is the flagging of obsolete comments in the old threads I encounter while browsing ...
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Flagging a question before it is edited

I have noticed over the past few months some inconsistency with certain flags. If I flag PSQ with the closeflag "offtopic: missing context" and then it is edited later to be okay, I have had both ...
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Low quality posts: who deals with them?

When I look for the review queue I can see a section called "Low Quality Posts" where I'm invited to vote and I have four options: "Looks OK", "Edit", "Close", and "Skip". On the other side, when I ...
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A post I flagged was declined but then closed for the same reason of the flag

I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1074123/is-g-commutative for being off topic but the flag was declined. However, the post was closed for the exact same reason I flagged it. Why ...
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Disputed flags (despite closing question) and flags that are not counted.

I do not understand why some of the flags that I raise, get eventually disputed although the question gets closed or why they do not appear at all in my flags counter. Specifically I have two ...
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Flagging Fake Answers

There are one or two users that I have come across who continually and persistently post fake answers. Why do I say fake? Because they always do one of the following: Give a mathematically completely ...
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Why were there fewer flagging options?

Recently, I tried to flag a question but there were fewer flagging options than usual. What could be the reason for this?
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Will implicit down-vote affect my reputation?

Sorry for misusing term reputation I've observed that some flags (I don't remember which!)(If not all) Cast an implicit down-vote on post (again, I'm not sure about questions or answers). Will that ...
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How to flag a user for a strange behavior

I noticed a strange behavior from a user of Math SE, I have no means to contact him directly, so I thought of notifying moderators of the site by flagging(may be). There is nothing related to ...
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Disputed flagged, no idea why

I flagged this answer as not an answer, it was disputed. Why I believe it is not answer: The OP is asking for a formal proof, the answer does not provide one. Not only does it not provide one, it ...
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What should I do when I see a spam post?

When I saw a post on this site which can be considered spam, I usually flagged as spam and also downvoted it. I thought that this was the right thing to do - IIRC the downvotes decrease the visibility ...
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What should the offensive and spam flag be used for?

Spam flags and offensive flags are strong weapons: they automatically decrease the points of a post, and with enough flags the post is deleted. On MathOverflow, it is a custom to flag crank posts (...
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Should we do something about old comments mentioning (homework) tag?

Not so long ago, the homework tag was blacklisted. However, we still have many comments on old questions containing some information about (homework) tag. This information is now obsolete. It is ...
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Answers of the form “I don't have enough reputation to comment, but”

New users often want to make a comment about a question or answer that they have read on this site, but they lack the $50$ reputation necessary to leave a comment. To circumvent this, they post their ...
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Can (should) answer from an autodeleted question be migrated to a duplicate?

Suppose that I encounter the following situation: I see a question which was Ā“autodeleted, and together with the questions also some answers, which I consider keeping on the site have been deleted. ...
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Should I flag comments, where long MathJax breaks page layout?

There were several posts mentioning that for various reason (mistake in the LaTeX-code, automatically inserted space) MathJax can break page layout: Formatting bug: long mathjax or code blocks break ...
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How to flag names?

I remember discussions, but a quick google didn't give me an answer to how to flag names that should be changed. In any case, a mod probably wants to have a look at this one.
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Flagging confusion

There was an answer to this question, which I flagged as low-quality, since I thought it was beyond repair and full of nonsense. It was not the case that it contained an error or so, it was as if it ...
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The fate of flags of deleted answers

I feel like this is very much related to Deleted posts don't clear from flag cache In any case.... What happens to flags when an answer, for example, is deleted by the user (and not by a third ...
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What kind of comments are “not-constructive”?

I flagged some comments 3 of which got declined. 1.Trouble solving $\int\sqrt{1-x^2} \, dx$ This says only Thankyou. 2.Baricenter of $4$ intersection points of parabola with circle lies on axis of ...