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Flag declined on popular yet broad question—why?

If a flag is declined without any explanation, that always means it was declined from the review queue. A flag put a post in the close-vote or low-quality review queue, and all(1) reviewers decided ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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What's going on with my flag?

"I was certain from the very beginning that my vote is a waste of time, since one needs some knowledge and willingness to perceive why that question is a duplicate, ..." I'm willing to grant that ...
hardmath's user avatar
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Useless crankpot answers

In addition to Pedro's answer, I would like to point out that moderators should be very circumspect with their delete votes. This is because, unlike deletions by regular users, when a moderator ...
user642796's user avatar
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Useless crankpot answers

It is not clear to me what your question is. At any rate, the team of moderators is comprised of various people from very different parts of the world with different views on how moderation is to be ...
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Flagged report status of "disputed"

There are two ways a moderator can act on a "rude or abusive" flag that they disagree with: explicitly decline the flag, and clear the flag from the post. They both have the effect of removing all "...
user642796's user avatar
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Why has my flagging option "very low quality" disappeared?

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 ...
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Is it possible to flag users who use photos of very young children, or is there an age limit for Math.SE?

There are quite a few users who use photos of their children as avatars. A prime example is one of the Community Managers. There's nothing wrong with that :) If you do see a user who claims to be ...
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Why was this question deleted and not closed?

The system deleted the post because that user was removed. I didn't look to see why the user was removed --- he or she might have requested deletion, or perhaps not. When the post was deleted, your ...
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Flagged report status of "disputed"

I, too, am amazed by obvious problems that get "disputed" when flagged. Since the moderators are of good faith, though, we must admit that sometimes they are overwhelmed by the sheer number of flags ...
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Why can't I flag old posts as "very low quality"

According to this answer by Shog9 on the Stack Overflow meta, the "very low quality" flag is available only within the first seven days of a posts lifetime. The rationale is that serious problems, ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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Why were the constructive comments deleted along with one poor comment?

If you are interested in text of the comment, you could try Google Cache, Wayback Machine or check whether it still exists in Data Explorer. (The data are only updated once a week.) Both in Google ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Differences between duplicate flags raised from different entries

It is the same. I think it is duplicated (the pun must not be missed) because: they did want to have the "needs improvement" to be the same as the standard "close" dialog (which users with 3000+ ...
quid's user avatar
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Why is this not off-topic on meta?

The bold parts are what make this on-topic: I have encountered the term derivate standing in for derivative many times in posts. I usually edit the post to say derivative instead. But I am ...
Trevor Gunn's user avatar
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Disputed flag for a question posted as an answer

To answer the questions asked, independent of the current post: Regarding the question whether later actions would change your flagging record the answer is "no." Once a flag is cleared its status ...
quid's user avatar
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When is it advised to *not* flag a non-answer as "not-an-answer" but as a VLQ instead

I looked through your list of flags, and it seems to me that you've got the right idea. It appears that you've only ever had a handful of flags declined, and I would suggest that you should feel ...
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Why was this flag I started disputed?

The flag is "disputed" as the users (not moderators) reviewing your flag disagreed that it should be deleted. Why exactly they thought so is hard to know. A reason might be that Not An Answer has a ...
quid's user avatar
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Why my duplicate flag is declined?

You have mentioned that you know this means that the flag was declined based on voting in the review queue. It is possible to find even specific review in question. You can find it either manually ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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