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How do I properly use the "Not an Answer" flag?

What is the "Not an Answer" flag and what is its purpose? When should I use this flag? When should I not use this flag? But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly... An answer is ...
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Flag on nonsense rejected, and I don't know why [duplicate]

Take a look at this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/11898022/1709587 It doesn't seem like any kind of attempt to answer the question, and it's hard to guess at how it came into being at all. The ...
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Was my flag declined unfairly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? I have flagged an answer to my question as "not an answer" (which it absolutely isn't) and got it declined with this reason: "...
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Why answering own question with techical mistake is an answer? [duplicate]

I believe I couldn't explain my question with this title, please feel free to update it. In earlier today, I flag this answer as not an answer. https://stackoverflow.com/a/15911344/447156 This ...
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Should I flag an answer if it's incorrect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? If there is a question with an answer that is clearly wrong and I have proof that it is incorrect should I flag the ...
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Is it appropriate to flag an answer as "Not an answer" if it doesn't address the question? [duplicate]

This question is an attempt to clear up the following part of a related question: Do not use this flag when a user posts: An answer to a (slightly) different question in the case of an answer to an ...
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What does the "Not an answer" flag really mean? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer as, "not an answer": WriteAllText Not Working The answer begins (emphasis mine): This won't solve your problem, but at least will shorten your code and make it maintainable. ...
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Declined Flag question about "Not an answer" [duplicate]

So I recently got a flag declined so I'm just posting the question here to ensure I'm on the right track with what to flag. The answer I flagged doesn't attempt to answer the question and just ...
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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 ...
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Should the not-an-answer flag description be clarified?

Checking the moderator tools this morning I see 60 not-an-answer flags out of which only a several I could agree with. The rest were just bad answers, wrong answers or lazy answers. The way I ...
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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 ...
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My flags are disputed, but flagged posts are deleted [duplicate]

6 of my "not an answer" flags were disputed over the night, but the flagged answers are gone. I'll post some links. Maybe somebody with 10k+ rep can confirm that the answers are deleted: Problem ...
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Either I need clarification on the 'Not an answer' flags or it needs a new description [duplicate]

First of all - I'm not going to bitch and moan to moderators in this topic. I'm here to ask clarification because I've had a flag declined and I really have no clue what I did 'wrong', or how to avoid ...
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What is the "real" reason behind these declined flags?

I flagged this answer as: Useless answer. Just plain TROLLING. and I got a response: declined - You're just jealous because he's right. That is a weird thing to say for a flag decine... My ...
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Require Second Opinion for Flagged Answers

I just did a flag on following answers answer. answer answer answer answer But from the moderator i got message like declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...

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