I found a bad review and wondered if it should be flagged.

Luckily someone already asked this question. The answer is yes, bad reviewers should be flagged.

In my quest to figure out how to flag said review, I found this answer which states that we should flag behaviour, but I couldn't find a flag button on the review page (and none exists on the user pages).

How do I flag an individual review?

I am asking because of the reject on this review. I think the proposed edit took a carelessly written question and with a lot of effort turned it into a good one. One of the very few really good edits. But even if it turns out to not be flag worthy, my question still stands

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    Neuron, you might be interested in this announcement: meta.stackexchange.com/q/351117/282094
    – Rob
    Sep 10, 2020 at 16:29
  • Other than removing thanks, that edit is no improvement.
    – philipxy
    Sep 10, 2020 at 22:26
  • @philipxy So what about "(btw I created an account just to ask this lol)"?
    – Neuron
    Sep 10, 2020 at 22:36
  • Yes, the thanks etc. But only removing social noise is not a good edit for editors requiring reviews.
    – philipxy
    Sep 10, 2020 at 22:44
  • @philipxy first of all, I find that last bit alone worthy of an edit. but apart from that the question doesn't have a clear wording. An example for that: "and I don't know if they should stay like that".
    – Neuron
    Sep 11, 2020 at 2:28

1 Answer 1


To bring moderator attention to an action that doesn't have an attached flag button, please raise a custom moderator flag on any of the user's posts and detail the problem, including links when applicable.

  • well, that's awkward. but thanks for clarifying!
    – Neuron
    Sep 10, 2020 at 12:41
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    No problem - can't expect everyone to know everything immediately. ;)
    – Mithical
    Sep 10, 2020 at 12:42
  • I meant the way of flagging behaviour is awkward.. '^^ reporting some random post for something else..
    – Neuron
    Sep 10, 2020 at 12:44
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    @Neuron Ideally, there would be a "flag review" button in every review action. But it requires lots of development time, and the gain isn't that big: what this answer suggest achieves the exact same goal, even if less elegant. Something like that was already suggested few years ago and is pending, i.e. not declined. If sometimes in the far future SE will have free time for its developers, they might do it. :) Sep 10, 2020 at 14:32
  • @ShadowWizardWearingMask well, the two actions may ultimately have the same effect, but from a user perspective it is very confusing. There are surly many users in a similar position as I was in and who won't go the extra length and look through old stackexchange sites to see if reviews should be reported and if so; how. But of course, in the grand scheme of things I don't know what other dev tickets are open and how they compare in significance ;)
    – Neuron
    Sep 10, 2020 at 14:39
  • @Neuron this is the list of open "tickets" that SE dev team is working on. Enough for few years, with their current task force. :) Sep 11, 2020 at 7:21

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