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Yes, you should flag low quality content. But you should use the standard flags, i.e. "Very low quality" and "Not an answer" (when applicable) or "This question should be closed" (when applicable). These flags will push the post into the review queues where they can be reviewed by users and acted upon. You, in this case, used a ...


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Here is a very literal answer to the question: most flags that aren't explicitly for moderator attention are dealt with in the review queues by users of the site who have access to those queues. That means other users are the jury here, which puts you at their mercy. In this case, three users said that it looked okay, while two voted for deletion. Three &...


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No. Any comment flag is resolved as helpful when a comment is deleted, unless the flag has aged away or the moderators declined the flag prior to deleting the comment. If you feel that something might be still off, you can find the post in your flagging history and raise a moderator flag alerting us to a problematic comment.


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As the handling moderator, let me answer this one. There is a problem with comments: sometimes context is missing due to previously deleted comments. There's another problem, where "unfriendly/unkind" flags are often used in comments that are definitely not that (more often than you'd think it's a flag on some decade old comments that are not at ...


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The following post Enforcement of Quality Standards give directions. Raise Flags If you encounter a user who consistently answers low-quality (or duplicate) questions over a significant period of time, and polite references to this post do not seem to be helping, please raise a flag on one of their answers. This means, no you should not flag each and every ...


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You'll get warned and eventually flag banned (i.e. you can't flag anymore, but otherwise you can use the site normally). For that to happen, you have to cast a lot of flags (10 or more in the past seven days) and a rather high percentage of declined flags in the past seven days: 10% for a warning, and 25% for a ban. Comment flags aren't counted (and neither ...


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It has not been removed, but if a question is already in the Close Vote review queue, you can't flag it as Very Low Quality anymore. The 'negative' review result for questions in the Low Quality Posts is a vote/flag to close, so it's better to have the question in the right queue (Close Votes) immediately. Also, if a post is at least seven days old, it's not ...


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I could swear this was asked and answered here yesterday but I can't find the question at all! This: I did not flag all these posts as Very Low Quality is the relevant post on MSE. UPDATE: as of the time of this update the post there now has an answer saying that the bug is fixed. (Amplitwist also notes in the comments that the status-complete tag has been ...


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It is reasonable and desirable that you can come here to Meta to ask about what you perceive to be "unwritten policies," and it is true (as noted in comments) that StackExchange Communities vary as to policy priorities. You seem motivated to help the Math.SE Community, and I appreciate your effort to gain understanding. In this case the ...


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The short is that nobody looked at the post (or maybe somebody looked but nobody took action). Why exactly this was the case is impossible to know. The longer version. First, to be clear, you did take the correct action, which was that you raised a "close" flag. This is the equivalent of voting to close for users that do not yet have that ...


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Don't flag comments if you expect a response. The only response we, the moderators, can give to a comment flag is either delete the comment or decline the flag (we can decline & delete, obviously). If you expect any kind of answer flag the post itself. The flag you raised was marked helpful and the comment was deleted. That's all we can do with a comment ...


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Point of this answer: I wish to discuss a more fundamental idea, that is , on why people comment such ways. I think the problem is that, at least culturally, mathematics stack exchange has evolved from a question and answer site into more of a community. A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as norms, religion, ...


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A closure flag is marked helpful if the question is closed, or if (after you raised the flag) at least one user with the close vote privilege voted to close it and used the same top-level reason as you did. ('Not suitable for this site' is a top-level reason; for example, it doesn't matter if you chose 'Missing context or other details' and the close voter ...


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Related on MSO: Are blatantly wrong answers very low quality? Short answer: wrong answers are not very low quality. That's what downvotes are for. Wrong answers are actually beneficial to the site if they're downvoted (ideally with comments explaining why they're wrong) - that way they can serve as a warning to others against making a similar mistake. In the ...


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