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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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Flag Declined although suggested action was followed

I flagged Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery as a duplicate of Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery which are exact duplicates. I voted to close it as an exact duplicate and also flagged it and mentioned in the ...
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Flagged "not an answer", flag marked helpful but answer still exists

I flagged this answer, which was marked as helpful. So why does this post still exist? Someone edited the post a few minutes back, so here's the original revision that I flagged: Could you try ...
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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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Flag helpful but no action taken on tag war

In regards to https://stackoverflow.com/q/21650114/1348195 I left a comment suggesting that the author should re-tag his question after he went into a 'tag war' with another high-rep user on the site. ...
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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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Reputation loss with a spam or offensive flags

As the help page says: You lose reputation when: One of your posts receives 6 spam or offensive flags:−100 I think this should be changed. This means that in less popular tag posts this is more ...
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Flag declined after a day

I flagged an answer that was made 8 hours ago from my flagging and was missing half of it. use this code: was the answer So I flagged it and after 2 hours I saw someone had added code to it: use ...
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Why are some duplicate questions not closed despite my flags being marked helpful?

I have flagged many questions on Stack Overflow as duplicate and the flags are dismissed as helpful by a moderator, but the questions are not closed. One example is a question regarding Android ...
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"Helpful" flags not really helpful?

Recently, I found the http://facebook.stackoverflow.com part of Stack Overflow. I have found that many of the questions asked here are off topic or otherwise not suitable for Stack Overflow. When I ...
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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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How to remove duplicate answer (Flagging for moderator attention is also not working correctly) [closed]

My question is how to remove duplicate answers, I mean many users just copy the correct answer and post it as their own without even knowing what they have posted. So how can I remove these answers ...
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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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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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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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