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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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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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Don't flag wrong answers?

I recently flagged an answer as "not an answer", and what came back was "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer." I found that surprising,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which flags are visible to non-moderators, and which ones are seen only by moderators?

The titular question came up in another thread.

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