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I propose changing the term “closed” out for… something else [duplicate]

The problem One of the recurring questions on Meta is "why was this question closed?" In nearly every case, the question is posed by a newcomer to Stack Exchange who doesn't understand what closing ...
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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/...
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Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous?

The "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag reason is really annoying me. It is the analog to the mommy mommy flag (which my 1.5-year-old child raises quite frequently). It provides no real clue as to what ...
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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 ...
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The limits to a Very Low Quality answer

I was re-reading Jeff's answer to the recent question: Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous? mainly because today I wanted to use that flag for the first time. Quoting him, this flag means that: ...
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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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The flag weight system could use some improvements

Problems I see: How disputed flags work: as I argued here, disputed flags are useless and might do more harm than good. Really, what is the incentive to flag a flag invalid? The way I see it, I'm ...
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Is the “very low quality” flag necessary?

I'm having a hard time finding a use case for the "very low quality" flag that isn't already covered by some other flag. The descriptive text for VLQ basically says that it's for cases where no amount ...
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How and when should we use the “invalid flag” flag? [closed]

I found the "invalid flag" option, and have used it a few times. Mostly where someone's flagged a post as "very low quality", but it's either been fixed or it was never really that bad. But it seems ...
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What happened to the “very low quality” flag reason? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers I see a candidate answer to receive a "very low quality" flag by me. It's just a link pointing elsewhere basically saying, "try ...
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Users should not be able to edit closed questions in order to make them more palatable!

Currently on SO, a question can be closed and then edited by its original author. Potentially, this editing can change the context and even spur a reopening of the question. Is there is value in ...
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Flag marked Invalid although the question was later closed

I hope I am not asking this question in the wrong place. I am really trying to do my best to flag questions when it is necessary, to make SO cleaner, but this picture wounds my enthusiasm with regard ...
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Re-flag as very low quality, or vote to close?

If, in the /tools/flagged queue I come across a post that was flagged as not a real question, and the question is utter, utter crap, which no edit short of re-writing the whole question would help, ...
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Flag considered invalid and then related post is closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag deemed Invalid, but question closed for the same reason Some time ago, I've flagged this post: I want to start Java Stand alone(Swing) application without dos prompt to ...