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Dismiss flags on the same posts with different validities

Sometimes a post has both valid flags and invalid flags. As far as I can tell, all the flags on the same post have to be dismissed with the same validity. The scenario I encountered (on this question)...
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Group link-only answers and veiled-as-answers answers into their own category

Alright, I have taken both this and this question into account. Both of these questions have been answered by stating that these link-only answers should be custom flagged with a clear description of ...
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Burning down the close queue has blocked me from flagging [duplicate]

I was recently greeted with the message on Stack Overflow: Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post! So I go and do that and find that I ...
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Reset flag declined warnings due to Close vote burn down

With the recent massive burndown of the close vote queue I've found myself banned from flagging despite having a very high flag acceptance rate. Given that the burndown is NOT a normal thing. Shouldn'...
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Flagged post declined by Moderator

I recently flagged this post for being very low quality and just noticed it was declined. Could someone kindly shed some light as to why this would be? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that is ...
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too many of your recent flags declined, but not in reality [duplicate]

I was gonna flag a post for reopen but could because it show me this error: but, look at my flag list: Note: There are flags "waiting" for over a month until now. This is why I got so many on hold. ...
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Flagging content on Stack Overflow

What happens when a user flags content (question or answer or a comment) on Stack Overflow? Is the flagged content sent to moderators? How does Stack Overflow make sure that flagged content is, in ...
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Repercussions when a flag gets declined? [duplicate]

I was wondering since i flagged this question for being low quality and got this response: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...
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What happened to flag weight? [duplicate]

I just noticed that my profile on Programmers no longer shows my flag weight. Instead I see the number of helpful flags. At the same time, the definition for the Marshal badge has been changed to "500 ...
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Do declined comment flags contribute to becoming hell banned?

As per this question - it seems dismissed flags on answers/questions eventually can allow your flags to not be seen. I had asked about how frequently we should flag comments on a beta site. This ...
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Flag never handled

A question was flagged, and subsequently closed before anyone handled the flag. It doesn't show up in the flag queue, or on the post when viewing it (other than the "1 flag" floating box). However, it ...
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How do I know if I am flagging correctly?

Is there any way to know how useful are the flags of a user? I read that flagging - weights used to exist (were visible) before, which would indicate this. However, what indicator is there now? Is ...
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Is there any mechanism for revoking flag privileges? [duplicate]

Is there a mechanism that counts the total number of flags raised by each user, and calculates the percentage of those flags that get rejected? If not, may we have one? If the rejection number is too ...

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