I've found this question and clicked to flag it. When I was choosing which flag to apply, I've realized that the flag option "very low quality" was missing.

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Since it is a question with a negative score, why can't I see this flag option?

(which type of flag this question should receive is not related with my question)

Additional notes:

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    The question already has been downvoted, it'll be auto-deleted if it doesn't get answered. What would a VLQ flag achieve here? Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:24
  • In any case, please don't bother moderators about such posts. The community is handling it just fine by downvoting and closing. Posts like that are then dealt with entirely automatically. Flagging it as VLQ would not achieve anything here. Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:28
  • VLQ is now a mod-only flag? Since when? Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:34
  • @MartijnPieters, as I said in the question, the option that I choose is not been discussed here. I was not going to flag as VLQ, I just missed the option and was curious about the reason.
    – Zanon
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:40
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    @MartijnPieters, the question that you related as a duplicate is regarding flagging answers as VLQ and not questions. Also, I can see not closed questions that can be flagged as VLQ so I don't understand what Waffles said.
    – Zanon
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:41
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    @MartijnPieters: I also think that this must be a more recent development since unclosed questions could certainly be flagged VLQ a few months ago, when I asked: Why can questions be flagged but not closed for very low quality?.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:43
  • Also, Waffle’s statement was: “It is only available on closed questions or posts with a score less than 1” – so a question does not need to be closed to be flagged; it could also have a non-positive score.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:51
  • @JanDvorak ^^^ it's not mod only, since recently VLQ is simply not available for questions under triage or close review
    – gnat
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:53
  • @Wrzlprmft see above, currently VLQ flags are not available for questions under review, as explained here
    – gnat
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:54
  • @MartijnPieters thanks, voted for a proper dupe
    – gnat
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:57
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    @JanDvorak: VLQ goes through the queue and but is also visible to moderators, IIRC. But I was incorrect about the dupe; it is the fact that the post is already being reviewed that hides the option. Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 14:59
  • @MartijnPieters by the way moderators recently asked SE team to Hide “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags in the moderator flag queue. As far as I know, one-hour delay in pushing such flags into mod queue is currently being tested at SO
    – gnat
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 15:09


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