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While I did not handle that flag let me still comment on this (more generally). First, yes, the post is off-topic here, yes, in principle something like this is on-topic on SO, thus one in principle one might consider migration. However, please keep the following in mind. A question that is migrated and then gets put on hold afterwards is something ...


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What if someone makes a few unsavory comments, or edits, or enters an edit war on your question? Shouldn't you be able and notify the moderators? What if you decide that it might be better to migrate the question to a different site on the SE network, but there are useful comments or answers that are worth preserving? Yes, you could potentially raise a flag ...


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If your question has an upvoted answer it cannot be self-deleted anymore. That's one reason why it can make sense to self-close rather than to self-delete. Another reason is that some duplicates are worth preserving as duplicates and should not be deleted. For example if you used different terminology to describe the same thing, later searches might find ...


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My bad. I had just closed the question and did not go directly for deletion. But with respect to the general aspect of the meta post, a flag can actually be marked helpful yet no visible and/or immediate moderator action be taken regarding it, or even some action can be taken which was not what the flagger had in mind.


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The best course of action, which I believe you've promoted in this specific Question, is to post your own Answer. The source of "potential errors" in this case appears to be some ambiguity in the formulation of the problem (terminological), and I would personally welcome such clarifications (together with their implications) being posted on one of my ...


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Moderators can only delete, dismiss, or edit a comment. We can't even add a reason if it was helpful or unhelpful. While you can retract (and reflag) posts, you cannot do that for comments. So in the case of comments, I might disagree with the flag, as a whole, but agree that the comment should be deleted. The reason I decline in such cases is to signal ...


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Yes, there is a limit per day. You get at least 10 and up to 100 flags per day. The precise number depends on your points and on your flag record. For details see this answer: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/185890/ Almost all actions on SE are limited in some way. For all the details see The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide


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Based on hardmath's comment, I am posting a partial answer here about VLQ. Based on The limits to a Very Low Quality answer, the VLQ flag should be used when the content is unsalvageable and it can't be improved through edits. Typical examples are poorly formatted code and unreadable mess. The review target isn't a VLQ since it's readable and contains (...


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