Sometimes there are only three basic flags available:
- rude or abusive
- in need of moderator intervention
Sometimes there are additional flag options in the list, such as:
- very low quality
What determines the flag options in the list? At times, I would like to flag something "very low quality", but it is not available, and I'm not sure if I should be using "in need of moderator attention" and specifying "very low quality" (or words to that effect), in the description.
Is it that someone else has already flagged it with that flag, and I just can't see it and it is unavailable after someone has already used that flag? Or, is it something automatically determined, based on the text of the question?
I checked to see if the following might be related, but the questions do not have positive scores, and refreshing does not show up a hold/close, etc:
One additional thing I have observed is that the question seems to have been "favourited" by someone. (Although, as I mentioned, it does not have a positive score.)
I have noticed this on SO, but I suspect that it may be widely applicable to all SE sites. I want to avoid using flagging improperly.