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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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If a flag turns out to be be useful, can the "disputed" status be updated?

I flagged a post on Stack Overflow, but as it wasn't accepted, I got a "disputed" in my flag stats. But to my surprise, the question was actually put on hold an hour later. No edits or ...
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What happens to closure flags if the question has been edited?

I recently came across a question that was clearly lacking enough detail to be answered in its current state. I commented, extensively showing that details were missing and the question was unclear as ...
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Close/NAA/VLQ flags: Helpful/Disputed/Declined outcome change

This is a follow-up to: (Flags) Leave Open ~ Declined, Looks OK ~ Disputed? A long time ago, both types of flags had the same type of behavior. Both would place the post into the respective community ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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Allow moderators to reverse and/or nullify flag decisions

We've been getting a lot of complaints about moderator flag decisions being incorrect or inconsistent lately. Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason Why does flag marking as helpful/...
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I comment on answer why NAA and flagged but my flag is declined [duplicate]

Regarding this post, I flag NAA and comment on that post. How your answer is different from above answer The post is deleted, but my flag is declined. Why?
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Re-mark declined flags as helpful if the question is later put on hold/closed for that reason

When I flagged this question on Android Enthusiasts for being off-topic (it's a development question), I got my flag declined without a stated reason: However (almost a month later!) the question has ...
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Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?

I recently flagged a question as "very low quality", just like I've flagged many questions in the past. However, my flag was found to be unhelpful this time. The same thing happened when I recently ...
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Flagged comments show as "helpful" when post was deleted but remain visible

This could potentially be a duplicate of Why does flag marking as helpful/declined not always correlate with moderator action?, but the timing makes me think maybe not. There was a lengthy discussion ...
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How do 'useful' flags work? [duplicate]

I flagged a question on ELU as proofreading, (which it is). I see later that it has been put on hold, but only by Dan Bron and tchrist♦. How do flags work? I'm not trying to get a mention or any ...
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Flag: "Please don't misuse the offensive flag on posts like this" [duplicate]

Yesterday, I flagged https://stackoverflow.com/q/15679525/2147039 as "not a real question" because the question was not in proper quality. The flag has been declined by a moderator; however, the ...
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Details of a declined off-topic flag where the question was still closed

The canonical question on how a flag can be declined even though the action it suggests is still taken has this to say on what happens to off-topic flags that go through a review queue: If your ...
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"Low quality answer" Flag was declined, however post was ultimately deleted [duplicate]

I flagged this post as "Low Quality Answer" since it was lacking content as well as it had formatting issues. You could have a look at the Revision History to verify. Looking at the revision history, ...
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Please provide a moderator decline that does not penalize flaggers

I recently got penalized for flagging an answer that does not meet Stack Overflow's standards. The flag was declined, and I suspect because it was an accepted answer. In this case, the declined flag ...

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