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Not-an-answer flag disputed by the author himself

Your not-an-answer flag sent the post into the low-quality review queue. Here is a link to the specific review (since the answer is deleted, I'm not exactly sure what you'll see). Since three users ...
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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 ...
16 votes
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A post I flagged was declined but then closed for the same reason of the flag

When you flagged the question for closure it was placed in the close votes queue. Here it received three reviews, and each of these users opted to leave the question open. It is because of this that ...
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15 votes

Declined flag - What should have I done instead?

You flagged a comment to the answer with the following reason: There seems to be a problem with a bounty. After inspecting the situation, there was actually nothing wrong. The asker didn't manually ...
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14 votes
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What to do if I disagree with a moderator decision?

There is a contact us link at the bottom of every page that will allow you to contact SE directly. Moderators do not have access to messages sent this way, although SE staff may reveal certain details ...
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13 votes

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 ...
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12 votes

Why was my flag on this post disputed?

As the one who disputed the flags by clearing them, I can shed some further light on it. Normally, in such cases, a "spam" flag among five correct "offensive" flags would not lead me to clear the "...
12 votes

Would this type of post be considered "promotional"?

No, if the paper is indeed relevant to the question at hand, this is an appropriate post and should not be flagged as spam. According to the site rules, it is actually okay to mention your own ...
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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 ...
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11 votes

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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11 votes
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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?

Downvotes and upvotes are not solely used to judge the correctness of an answer. Indeed, the tooltips for these arrows say This answer is useful and This answer is not useful respectively (...
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How do we dispute a declined flag?

Flag decisions are not reversable. Once a flag has been been marked helpful/disputed/declined, it's a done deal. An old feature-request to allow moderators to reverse flag decisions has been marked ...
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8 votes
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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 "...
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7 votes
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Why was my flag on this post disputed?

In this answer, it is mentioned that if several flags with differing reasons are made on a post and one of them is disputed, they can all get marked disputed (this is a known bug). There was a flag on ...
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7 votes
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Declined question flag

The flag was not declined by a moderator, three reviewers in the close vote queue unanimously voted to leave the question open. If the reviewers unanimously vote to leave open, that declines a close-...
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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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7 votes
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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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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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4 votes
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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, ...
4 votes
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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 ...
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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 ...
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4 votes
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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 ...
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4 votes

Answer deleted when flagged as "Should be Comment"

The question has three answers which are currently deleted. Two by established users who deleted their own answers, and a third answer which was deleted from the review queue. When someone flags ...
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4 votes
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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+ ...
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What to do if I disagree with a moderator decision?

I will just echo what Arthur said. I have flagged content before and have had the flags rejected. I have then contacted SE directly and every time I did I had the content removed. From personal ...
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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?

For the sake of a brief official answer: no. Please don't do it.
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