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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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Question about using flags

I recently flagged an answer because I thought that something strange was going on with the votes on the answer. The flag was declined because "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of ...
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I wrongly flagged a question. What to do?

I just wrongly flagged the question Is this correct? $rH=Hr^{-1}$ as a duplicate of the question Show that the set $\{r^{-1} : r\in R \}$ contains exactly one element out of each right coset of $H$.. ...
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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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one flag or two?

Suppose I find something that needs flagging for two different reasons, and only one is covered by the automated messages. Common cases of this include: Someone posts an "answer" saying "the person ...
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Guidance for how and when to flag a question: declined flags

When reviewing first posts in particular, it is my understanding that one should check if the question is a fit for the site, among which if the question makes sufficient sense. I take these tasks ...
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How to suggest questions for transfer to a sister site, if that site appears better suited?

Compare also Willie's feedback here that this is perfectly legitimate, at least in his eyes. However, when I flagged this question for possible transfer to cross-validated, as I consider it a much ...
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What happens to flagged posts.

I have made a few helpful flags since joining MSE but I've never bothered to follow up the posts I flagged. But just recently I flagged this answer for not making any attempt to answer the associated ...
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How is plagiarism best handled by nonmoderators? Should it be kept entirely private?

For ordinary users (so not focusing on the problems of what subsequent moderator action is appropriate, etc.) I am interested in understanding how to best handle cases of plagiarism, when noticed by a ...
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Deleted posts don't clear from flag cache

I noticed a bug recently, and I came across it today again which reminded me to report. Sometimes a very low-quality post is made, usually by a transient new user, which is automatically flagged by ...
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Flags on comments don't sum up correctly

When you look at Your flagging history it might happen that the flags on comments don't sum correctly. Seems like there are some that are still waiting for review (which shows up for flags on for ...
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flags in chat yesterday

There was some sort of excitement yesterday or last night which I found mysterious. It turns out that in Chat, and there is just the one main chat which has been going forever, one may either star a ...
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Flag Declined and How to avoid it

I flagged an "answer" in this question as not being an answer. It seemed clear to me when I flagged the answer as not an answer, that the OP who didn't have an account was answering a question given ...
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Flagging for migration to Mathematica.SE and Computational Science.SE

I noticed we can flag posts for migration to physics.SE and stats.SE. Can you please add options for migration to Mathematica and Computational Science, too? (A.K.): The Mathematica site has ...
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Is there a danger of up-voting someone too much?

Every now and then, I recognise someone I know on this site who I didn't notice earlier. Unbeknownst to them, I go through their questions/answers (expecting they will be of above-average interest to ...
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Why was my flag declined?

I flagged this answer a while ago as not an answer. It was declined with "declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention " So, can someone ...
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Why was the request to migrate a generalized Stack Exchange question to Meta Stack Overflow declined?

I'm an elected moderator on Stack Overflow. I recently flagged the following question on your meta to be migrated to Meta Stack Overflow: Do mods of stackexchange sites get paid? The reason I did ...
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Moderators ignoring flags

For some reason the moderators have ignored my recent flags. My flags have not been declined, deemed helpful, etc. Is there a reason for that?
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Recent invalidation of flags

This is not a post against invalidation of flags, but rather I am trying to raise awareness to something which might be happening behind the scenes with the flags recently. Invalidation is a good ...
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This is a comment, not an answer!

Sometimes comments get to long or someone wants to include pictures or low-rep user can't comment anywhere, so people decide to give a comment in the answer field. If it is not useful/possible to ...
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Flagging for Moderator Attention

Something just occurred to me as I viewed the comments to this question. Akhil, a fellow moderator, wrote that I'll be happy to reopen if you edit the question to something more detailed and flag ...
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Unearthing ancient «not an answer»s

There has been a strike recently of users flagging answers in very old posts as «not an answer». While I appreciate the intent of cleaning up -- in most cases the answers flagged are not actual ...
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About the “more than 20 comments posted” system flag

Just a notice to all the high-rep users who have been helping out with keeping an eye on flags. First: thanks for all your hard work! Your opinions are greatly appreciated. Second: I want to mention ...
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Suggestion for a new flag

So often there are questions that are answered in the comments. Standard MSE policy is that we post the comment as an answer in the form of a community wiki so that the question can be accepted by the ...
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Wrongfully declined flag?

Incident Report: Two days ago I checked the mod tools and saw a flagged post appearing. The post was a common happening that a person posts an answer to a rather old question, and in the answer they ...
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Invalidation of flags by 10k users

I was thinking about "Disputed" flag status in the past few weeks, I'd like to share these thoughts and maybe someone could clarify something about that. It occurs to me that the "helpful" flag ...
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What does the new “helpful flags” field in the profile page count?

Recently the flag weight field was scrapped from the profile page, and replaced by a “helpful flags” field. I would like a clarification about how this new system works. Here is my ...
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What are those flags in the mod-tools good for? When and how should I act on them?

Every once in a while I see flags displayed to me in one of the tabs of the moderator tools. Most of the time I just ignore them, because I don't understand what they could possibly be about, but ...
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Is it in the Moderator's Job Description to patrol for correctness?

A user flagged a comment of another user, with the specific request to delete the other user's comment because it is "factually incorrect". Now, I'm inclined to just ignore flags like this, as I've ...
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Flagging questions as off-topic

When flagging a question as off-topic we are given a choice between either completely off-topic, belongs to meta, or belongs to stats.SE. Is it possible to add another option "Belong elsewhere on the ...

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