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Questions tagged [flagging]

Flagging is the process of bringing a post to a community moderator's attention for any reason.

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What to do with questions that show no (relevant) effort?

This might be related to Very poor quality questions everywhere (like panels everywhere but without the magical feeling...) But I do not believe to be exactly the same. I believe that I am recently ...
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Why was my flag rejected?

Why was my flag on this question rejected? It somehow confuses me, because I'd say this question is literally about: Implementing a functionality or a layout seen in a site, for which just a ...
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Should I comment on non-answer posts after I flagged them?

It is a bit unclear to me what happens when I flag a post as 'not an answer'. Obviously a maintainer will look at it, but how is the post shown to the poster? Basically; should I include a comment ...
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A primarily opinion-based question is not conside a very low quality?

First of all I am not criticizing the work of the moderators, I would only learn to use the flags correctly. I flags this question https://drupal.stackexchange.com/q/183844/28275 as very low quality ...
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Disputed “Not an answer” flag?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" after reading the guidance linked to from the help section. I felt the answer could certainly be flagged based on this criterion: A user wants to reply to ...
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Where can I find AutoReviewComments for Firefox?

I just got this message in reply to my flag: Using AutoReviewComments to add a comment about link-only answers would help out mods. Thanks! Now, on app page https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/...
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Can “invaild flags” flag be ever marked helpful?

I got entries like that a lot: invalid flags – Mołot X mins ago disputed - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer I can't recall it ever be ...
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What is the options for reporting down votes which appear to be tit for tat or malicious?

I downvoted an answer which was not correct (I checked it and found a correct answer) and came to find out that the question itself had been downvoted. What is the options for reporting down votes ...
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What happens when someone apparently gives meaningless or false answers which get voted up?

What happens when someone apparently gives meaningless or false answers which get voted up - especially when it looks like they are seeking extra points? Is there a way to report such apparent ...
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What it is the difference between the flag “it should be closed for another reason…” and “needs moderator attention”?

I wonder when this flag "it should be closed for another reason…" should be used. Is it not the same flag as it "needs moderator attention"?
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Comments clean-up - when and how to ask for it?

It happens to me once in a while - under my answer appears a comment. Then I reply to it, once in a few comments editing my answer to clear the doubts and cover missed use cases. Great, that's what ...
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why there is a limit in flag spam?

I wonder why we have a limit in the spam flags. Should we not have a limit to flag spam post? I am curious to know why we have that limit. :).
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Do we flag duplicate answers across different questions?

Original answer Duplicate answer (different question) The second is obviously a straight copy of the first; the second question will probably be closed as a duplicate, but what about the duplicate ...
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Moderator Tools and Flag Disagreement

I was browsing the flags in the 10k tools this morning and noticed the "Flag or disagree" button on flags. Diamond mods: on this site, do these help you or do they just add more flags to deal with? ...
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Boilerplate comments when flagging

I flag answers as 'Not an Answer' all the time and rarely bother to leave a comment. Most of the time when I come across the deleted answer there's a comment from the mod who deleted it to the effect ...
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Should close votes be cast on unsuitable questions that have been answered?

If there is a question that is not suitable for the site as per the FAQ, but has been answered (correctly), is it still suitable to cast a close vote? For example, this question is not a good fit ...
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How doesn't flagging a post for removing all the obsolete comments require a moderator's intervention?

I have flagged an answer because the comments (9 from who asked the question, and 8 from me) were made obsolete from the edits done to the question, and the consequent edits done to the answer. As ...
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Call to action: Flag any answer that is not an answer

There are many answers that don't really answer the question being asked, such as the following one, but you can easily find other when you look at the first posts in the review page, or in the low ...
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Can I see custom flags, or is this a comment automatically added?

Looking at the list of the flagged posts, I noticed the following one: There is not a flag reason for an answer that is duplicating another answer already given for another question. I guess that two ...
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What is the new “low quality” threshold?

I was used to the threshold for a low quality post being 80, but in recent automatically flagged posts I read "Low answer quality score [90]." What is the new threshold value?
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Does flagging a post as spam automatically down-votes it?

I flagged some posts from the same user as spam, and I have noticed that all those posts have been down-voted. Is that an automatic down-voted caused by flagging the posts as spam? If this is the ...