I am flagging posts on SO which do not appear to be helpful to the site. If the flag i raise is helpful then why is my flag marked as disputed/not-helpful.

Most of the questions I have flagged have been put on hold. How does this happen?

Check the following screen shot:

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    Did you read the description of "very low quality"? – slhck Aug 21 '13 at 6:52
  • Yes. N most of these questions are. Am i marking them wrong? do i mark these questions in any other way? – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 6:53
  • Are the questions you flagged so badly written that they have to be outright deleted? Or should they just be closed/put on hold? – slhck Aug 21 '13 at 6:55
  • Thanks gnat for adding the image. I dont have enough rep to post one – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 6:55
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    I dont think that its a duplicate of what you posted gnat. I just wanted to know if im marking the flags wrongly. – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 6:57
  • Am I missing something here? One cannot flag questions as very low quality by default. Have you entered "very low quality" manually after clicking it needs ♦ moderator attention? – slhck Aug 21 '13 at 7:07
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    Ok, I did a little self research and turns out i was flagging the questions incorrectly. There is a little more effort required in flagging than i thought. So although my intentions were clear my execution was not. I was marking all the questions as very low quality which is a very broad classification. The correct flagging would be off-topic / not sure what you are asking. Il keep this in mind in the future. – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 7:08
  • @slhck, very low quality is the default option you get when you flag a post – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 7:09
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    Seems you found your answer. The funny thing is, I do not see the very low quality option when flagging questions at all. – slhck Aug 21 '13 at 7:10
  • i.stack.imgur.com/byOBB.png – MarsOne Aug 21 '13 at 7:11
  • @slhck: that option's rep-sensitive I think. Try on a site where you don't have much rep. – Mat Aug 21 '13 at 7:12
  • @Mat Indeed. Thank you. That just adds to my confusion about why we have this flag in the first place. Oh well. – slhck Aug 21 '13 at 7:17
  • @slhck: it also shows up for high-rep users on non-closed but downvoted questions (probably some threshold) e.g. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/194057/… - it's the "please delete this, it's hopeless" flag. – Mat Aug 21 '13 at 7:25