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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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?