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Questions tagged [specific-flag]

For requesting clarification on a specific flag. Flagging again with a custom flag may also be an option.

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Why is this not off-topic on meta?

I accidentally clicked into Derivate vs. Derivative and flagged it as "off-topic". From my perspective, it does not appear to be about Mathematics Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack ...
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Disputed flag for a question posted as an answer

A few days ago I flagged this answer as Not An Answer (NAA) where the user actually says that "I just observed this numerically and wondered why". That is, the ...
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When is it advised to *not* flag a non-answer as “not-an-answer” but as a VLQ instead

Just got a "Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!" caution while flagging this as not-an-answer, which then led me to the flag-summary page, where I found a couple ...
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Why was this flag I started disputed?

See https://math.stackexchange.com/a/588247/81560. The question is "Good Online Resources to learn Multivariate Statistics?" Multivariate statistics is a very broad field, including many subtopics. ...
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Why were the constructive comments deleted along with one poor comment?

I flagged as unconstructive a spam comment to my answer of mine. I see that all the comments were deleted --- one of which was heavily upvoted and contributed greatly to the answer. Is there ...
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Why was this question deleted and not closed?

I flagged this question as unclear what you're asking (the problem was later fixed) and my flag was moments ago marked as helpful, however, instead of the post being closed as unclear what you're ...
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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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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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Useless crankpot answers

Recently I raised a flag on an answer: Clearly this user is a crankpot; just see the deleted answers by him and the currently accepted answer also by him, and the comments he made saying that this ...
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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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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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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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What to do if I disagree with a moderator decision?

I have a problem with an insulting comment on a post which I flagged two times as offensive and not constructive, but the moderators did not delete it. What is the next level where I can report my ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Declined flag - What should have I done instead?

I flagged a comment in this answer ( or maybe I flagged the answer itself, can't remember which) with the custom reason "There seems to be a problem with a bounty". My intent was to bring the ...
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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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Would this type of post be considered “promotional”?

Suppose a user answers a question in the following manner: See my paper here: [insert paper reference link here] for your answer. Specifically, look at the theorem (insert theorem number here) ...
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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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Review of “Flagged as Not an Answer”

I notice that recently I have seen quite a lot of answers flagged as not an answer that are simply "not very good answers". Either they are answers to soft questions that I and seemingly other people ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...