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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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Special situation: how to get moderator attention without using a flag

An unusual situation came up on this post. I discovered the following information in a description of one of the edits. A person posted the question anonymously, but his/her browser crashed while he/...
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Can we cancel flags?

Is it possible to cancel a flag. In case it isn't possible, is it possible to change the link to the original post for the duplicate flag?.
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Can I see results of my flags

As I understand it, every time I flag a question for moderator attention, there is at least a chance that someone will look at it. Is there any way of seeing if the moderator agreed with my flag or ...
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Are the flag reasons sometimes truncated in moderation pop-up?

I was reviewing this item, and it seemed to me that at one point the list of possible flag reasons came up without "very low quality" appearing, both in the queue and on the Question/Answer itself (...
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Definition of spam

I flagged this question as spam. The flag was declined. This was surprising to me, hence the following question. What is the definition of spam being used on MSE?
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Can a flag with the reason “invalid flag” be “helpful” in the end?

Since a few days I am over 10K reputation, meaning that I have access to the review tools. Up to now I saw 4 cases of "not an answer" flag there, which didn't make sense to me. The last one affected ...
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What Happened to Helpful Flags Counter on User Page?

What happened to the 'Helpful Flags' counter / link that was available on your user page as it seems to have disappeared today?
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How to view flagged comments?

Today I wanted to see a list of the comments (rather than questions and answers) I had flagged (recently). I could not find any way of doing this. Is there an obvious way which I am missing?
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Permanent flag-ban without warning. [closed]

I've flagged some posts and comments and nothing happened. Edit 1. An update after correspondence with the The Stack Exchange Team about my flag-ban: As people thinks here (Permanent flag-ban without ...
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flaggin contradiction?

Yesterday I flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/360476/how-is-algebra-equations-geometry-etc-going-to-help-with-life citing reason 'it is too broad to be answered' the flag was ...
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Flood of low-quality flags!

In the past hour or so there has been a flood of automatic "low quality" flags. At the moment there are $33$ of them. Almost all are not low quality at all. Seems quite a trouble to start ...
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Capture the Flag: FAQ on Flagging

What is flagging for moderator attention? How does the flagging process work? What are the different flags, and what are they useful for?
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Problem with flag weight audit

I've redacted the name of the user in question, but as far as I have seen they've been an upstanding and productive member of the community, which made me mildly surprised to see that they have a flag ...
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Declined user flags for “Deputy” badgers

When flagging an answer, question or comment you later see in the flagging history page whether or not a moderator thought your flag was helpful, disputed or declined. In past versions it was ...
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Flagging comments

In the context of this now-closed and deleted question, there were a couple of comments by the OP that I thought merited flagging for moderator attention. Much to my surprise, as soon as I flagged ...
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Upvoted rather than flagged a comment; can it be undone?

I was trying to flag a comment in this answer, and messed up and upvoted it instead. I immediately tried to cancel the upvote to discover, somewhat to my surprise, that comment upvotes cannot be ...
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Can I flag a question for moderator attention without voting to close it?

I just now happened to flag a question for moderator attention, for the reason that I felt it could be considered a duplicate of another question. I only wanted to bring it to a moderator's attention ...
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What does “flag weight 120” mean? [closed]

On my profile page the following is written: "flag weight 120" What does this mean?
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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 ...
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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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Deleting a post

Today I encountered a person writing his comment as an answer as because he only have 35 bounties. So is there anyway by which you can delete such kind of answers OR any other user who is capable of ...
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emails in posts

hi I was reviewing https://math.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/180248 (also ) How to find an ellipse , given 2 passing points and the tangents at them? and the new poster gave his email address ...
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Are these questions duplicates?

Apologies if this is a meta-duplicate (I did a search but couldn't find a similar situation). I answered this question yesterday. Today the OP posted my answer (without crediting me, though I'm not ...
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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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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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No response obtained on a flag

Several days ago, I flagged (a question - [#647717] or could be a response to that question) for the in-correctness of interpreting the definition of 'slant height'. According to my experience, even ...
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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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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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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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Is it OK to flag an accepted answer because contains a significant, conceptual error?

In this question: What does $dx$ mean? someone asked what the "$dx$" in an indefinite integral meant. In one of the answers, which was accepted, the answer began by saying "Formally, $dx$ does not ...
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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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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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How to insert a post into the “Low Quality” review queue?

Once in every while, I come upon an answer which is determinedly wrong (highly upvoted critical comments, knowledgeable users can easily determine the erroneous nature). Such gibberish should have no ...
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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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Extended flag processing time

It's been many hours since I raised a flag on Why is this inequality true in this proof?. Any guesses why it's still showing "active"?
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What *is* a non-constructive comment, if this isn't?

Today, in a now-deleted meta thread, I got the following comment (literal quote): @Lord_Farin baby as a reply to a comment of mine. (Seconds later, the thread was deleted.) I flagged this comment ...
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Why is my Flag Declined?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/370139/the-equation-and-number-of-units Question was flagged by me and declined. But now this question is closed.What's wrong?
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“flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention”. What content is this phrase talking about?

I flagged an answer (the shortest one) in this topic since the answerer posted it twice (no matter if it is correct or not), but my flag was declined by moderators with a standard phrase: "flags ...
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Flagging problems

I've flagged two question which were closed, but both flags were declined. The questions and the moderator answers are: Please help me understand, what is sweet: X or sugar [closed] declined - Since ...
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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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When is a post “very low quality”?

At the question When you randomly shuffle a deck of cards, what is the probability that it is a unique permutation never before configured?, I had flagged the answer The chances of a particular ...
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When is a comment “not constructive?”

I recently flagged the following comment Are ruler and compass allowed? User64494 to this question. However, it was declined by the moderators which leaves me wondering when a comment is "not ...
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Flag comments about the blacklisted [graph] tag as obsolete?

I flagged the following comment (in this question) as obsolete: since the graph tag has been blacklisted (see http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/8729/139). This flag was declined. It seems like a ...
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What action to take on identical questions from the same user?

It sometimes happens that the same user posts exactly the same question twice in a row. Examples: 1 2. user asked twice for the probability of choosing 90% of the colors from a collection of $10^{...
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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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When to flag comments

I recently flagged as "rude or offensive" the comment As the tone should suggest, he’s a crank. It’s a hysterical screed with a few nuggets of fact surrounded by a great deal of nonsense. E.g., he ...
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Preferred course of action for flagging of multiple obsolete comments

One of the recurring things on the main site is comments about the content of a question or an answer. Once the question/answer is edited to reflect these comments, they are often rendered obsolete. ...
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Number of helpful flags in elections

A question I had about the "helpful flags"-field in the ongoing elections: Would it be an idea to not only list the number of flags deemed helpful, but also the total number of flags (or the number ...
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Re-evaluation of actions when a moderator resigns?

I just found that there were an unusual lot of suggested flags in the review queue. Only after going through it, I noticed that especially one case was weird: The question, answer and initial flagging ...
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Strange dispute of an Invalid flag.

I always wondered why all of my invalid flags were disputed, and this one is really strange: Today I saw the first time a reason, well it is about this answer and it was flaged as "not an answer". ...