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Reasons for keeping Off-Topic question [duplicate]

I recently flagged a question as off-topic: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18343044/how-to-delete-a-msmm-exe-virus-from-windows-xp and my flag was marked as "Helpful" yet the question still ...
George Mitchell's user avatar
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Why was question flag declined when requested action was taken? [duplicate]

I found a few other related questions, but they were in regards to flags for different reasons such as closing the question. I flagged a question to say that all comments were obsolete. I would have ...
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Custom flag incorrectly declined [duplicate]

I flagged this question ("convert my perl code to PHP") as "Too localized and off topic". My flag was declined. The reason I flagged it that way instead of using the closing tool is that I had used ...
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Request for clarification on a flag decline [duplicate]

Just wondering if someone could clarify the reason as to why my flag was declined for an answer on this question (I have added the link to the answer which has been deleted but anyone with moderator ...
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Declined flag, but post was deleted [duplicate]

I flagged this post as "Not an answer" but my flag was declined: I want to improve my flags by understanding what posts should I flag and what kind of flag should I arise, so I entered the question ...
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Helpful migration flag, but no action [duplicate]

I cannot understand why my flag was marked as helpful if no action was taken on it. I am talking about this flag on this question. It's helpful but no action was done on it. Any explanation how ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
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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, ...
Lalit Kumar B's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why was the flag declined, even though the answer was deleted? [duplicate]

I had flagged this answer as not an answer. The flag was declined by a moderator stating this reason declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong ...
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Why was my flag for "too localized" declined, but the question closed with the "too localized" reason? [duplicate]

I flagged this question as too localized. Today I looked at my flagging history and saw that my flag was declined with the message flagging questions to beg for help is abuse of the flagging system....
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Why didn't my helpful flag result in the reopening of my question? [duplicate]

Some days ago, I asked a question which got 4 down votes and further put on hold by mr. minitech citing the reason that it was too broad and answers would be apparently very long not suitable for this ...
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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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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/...
Bill the Lizard's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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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Flag deemed not helpful but was

I submitted a flag on this question ' How to check for equals? (0 == i) or (i == 0) ' because it was poor but had an open bounty. As such, it could not be closed, so I flagged it with the message: ...
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