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Why aren't some helpfully flagged questions closed? [duplicate]

Take, for example, this question, in which it is not clear what the asker is asking. I had flagged this question as "unclear what you're asking" which was deemed helpful, but apparently no action has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Questions closed as duplicate include references to those that do not answer the question

As an example, consider the following question: Review Audit shows an answer that's duplicate I flagged it (incorrectly) as a duplicate of Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality and ...
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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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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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