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Why does flag marking as helpful/declined not always correlate with moderator action?

I flagged a post and (choose one) my flag was marked as helpful, yet nothing was done my flag was marked as declined, yet the post was deleted/edited/closed Why? Return to FAQ index
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Mark flags as valid if question is subsequently closed for the exact reason (eg not a real question) as the original flag

People asked about other types of flags (e.g. low quality) but I am asking a question about the "Not a real question" flag. I flagged a question as not a real question. The flag was marked invalid ...
37 votes
5 answers

Moderators should see the post as I flagged it, not the edited version

Original question: Do moderators see the flagged post as I flagged it, or do they see the current version? Since it is the current version, I request making it the flagged version instead. The ...
7 votes
6 answers

Remove flag weight and flag validity already

Flag weight is the total number of flags marked as valid helpful minus the number of flags marked as invalid declined for a given user. That number is used… … well, it's shown on a user's profile, ...
41 votes
8 answers

Proposed flag decline reasons?

As a precursor to adding decline reasons for suggested edits we have added decline reasons for moderator flags. Because flagging for moderator attention can result in some fairly severe unilateral ...
36 votes
3 answers

Please make the flag response UI consistent, and train moderators

First a bit of rant history: When I became a moderator, there were two responses to flags: valid or invalid. There was no formal definition of these two terms; I took “valid” to mean “you were right ...
11 votes
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Is there anything broken with the way flags are being handled?

First of all, I understand that flag weight is not like reputation, and in the grand scheme of things, you can participate perfectly well in the community regardless of your flag weight, but theres ...
36 votes
6 answers

Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason [duplicate]

Yesterday I had flagged mysql-select-query, question as "Not a Real Question", and my flag was declined. But when I checked the question today, it had been closed as "Not a Real Question". I don't ...
6 votes
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Should I disagree with a VLQ flag but also vote to close?

Looking for some 10k tools guidance... If I come across a Very Low Quality flag on a question that I think needs to be closed as it stands, but could potentially be edited by the OP to make it okay, ...
5 votes
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Best practices for "not a real question" flagging. (Or the evolution of a question from not real to real.)

Please understand that I'm not complaining about my flag that was declined. Rather, I want to increase my understanding in order to hone my flagging skills. The basis of my question is this ...
46 votes
2 answers

Change the requirement for Citizen Patrol

Citizen Patrol has this description: First flagged post. In other words, anyone who flags anything for any reason gets this badge. Pekka says: Making people familiar with the flagging function ...
10 votes
1 answer

Is this post really an answer?

I flagged this post as "Not an answer" since, well, it does not answer the question but is merely commenting on the merits (or lack thereof) of the framework the poster of the question is using. In my ...
7 votes
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Flagged posts that are then edited result in declined flags :-( [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moderators should see the post as I flagged it, not the edited version Allow moderators to reverse and/or nullify flag decisions My flag weight went down from 725 to 705 today, ...
5 votes
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Ban certain phrases in the other box for flagging

It is very confusing when perusing the Tools menu and looking at flags to see the reason as not constructive off topic off topic; belongs on Super User not a real question The other box should not ...
10 votes
1 answer

Should I flag poll questions or is vote to close enough?

I recently ran across a couple of open poll/subjective questions. Best Practices for Concurrent CRM 2011 ...

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