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Users with sufficient reputation can flag posts that have quality problems which they are unable to address themselves, thereby bringing them to the attention of the site's moderators.

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Why was my rude/abusive flag declined?

Yesterday, I flagged two answers on this question as rude/abusive. Both answers were by the same user (now deleted), one of them contained gibberish of the 'cat-on-keyboard' type: [';'...
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Why my flag on a question was declined with answer-related reason?

OP asked for migration to SO in comment. I flagged for moderator's attention, and I've got this: OK, moderator decided to decline this, and it was his call. But I have no clue why that reason given. ...
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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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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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How to undo Mistakenly post flagged?

I have flagged a post by mistake. is there any way to not count that post as flagged or i can do like something "un-flag" ..
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what it means to have a flag disputed?

In my profile, in flags history. What it means when you flag an answer or a question and the flag has the state disputed?
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Ability to change the type of flag? Or have an unflag option?

I come across questions, when sometimes I find the need for flagging it. But, sometimes in confusion / or due to error I flag it wrongly. And when I again try to flag, it says, you've already flagged ...
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Show the automatic “low quality” flags in the moderator queue after they have been first visible to the 10K queue for a while

Moderators see the automatic "low quality" flags immediately after they are generated. Those flags are for posts that don't pass an automatic check about the quality of the post. Alone, the flag doesn'...
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Problem with flags?

Is there a problem with flags right now? I have a bunch of flags that I raised that have been waiting for review for a few days now. They are all fairly obvious "not an answer" ones. Before, they ...
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Do moderators see which user has raised a flag?

When a user flags a post for moderator attention, do the moderators see the name of the user who raised the flag?
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Why was my “very low quality” flag declined?

I flagged this answer as "very low quality" (which it is). The content of the question is the following: So, I'm looking to create a search page with similar functionality to this one, where you ...
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My flag for closing a question has been declined, but the question is now closed. What happened?

I flagged a question to close it, and my flag has been declined. The question has been closed the same. How can my flag not be useful, if the question has been closed?
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When should I flag an answer as “not an answer”?

I flagged an answer as "not an answer," but my flag was declined saying that the flag should not be used for a wrong answer. In which cases should an answer be flagged as "not an answer"?