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Occasionally I see an old Meta post that has no status tag (like ), but from the answers it looks like the question is resolved.

Example: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11045/why-is-http-compression-of-data-not-enabled-on-so-or-sf should be since the answers say HTTP compression actually is enabled.

Is it worth flagging these questions, or is that a waste of time?

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I do see a steady trickle of mods adding these tags to very old posts most days, usually during less active times. I imagine they might get annoyed if you filled up their queue with dozens of such flags every day though. –  Servy Oct 12 '12 at 19:40
Related: Marking questions as [status-completed] –  Tim Stone Oct 12 '12 at 20:47

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Since moderators are the only people who can add status tags, this seems acceptable. I've done it a few times, with success. The benefit of any given individual status tag is pretty minimal, though, so you probably shouldn't do it too frequently.

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and other status-* tags only apply to and questions, and sometimes to questions. They indicate that a request for action by a moderator or developer has been officially processed. They are irrelevant and generally not applied to questions, which are an open call for the community to participate.

Please do flag to add to feature requests and bug reports that have been resolved. Other than that, it would be a waste of time. For example, http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11045/why-is-http-compression-of-data-not-enabled-on-so-or-sf doesn't really call for a status-* tag.

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What about retag-requests? They are fairly status-related. Or are they incorrectly tagged as discussion? –  Dukeling Oct 18 '13 at 11:05

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