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Enable the community to handle "not an answer" flags without diamond intervention [duplicate]

New users posting thanks, comments or new questions as answers on existing questions is very common. It is also something that should be easily handled by the community itself, without requiring ...
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3answers
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Allow recovery from flag hellban

Currently, users can get stuck in a permanent flag hellban from which there is no recovery. I've asked around before and it doesn't look like recovery is possible. To recover, you'd need to gain ...
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Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue

The 10K tools are pretty cool... You get a birds-eye view of activity on the site, a "dashboard" view of what's happening. Some of the individual tools haven't scaled particularly well with ...
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What is the difference between disputed and declined flags?

I'm looking at my flag count, and I see a couple 'declined' flags and a few 'disputed' flags, and I'm wondering: what is the difference between the two? I've had both disputed and declined flags ...
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How does the review-needed indicator work exactly?

With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: or It’s possible there will be a different review icon by the time you read this. But this post is just about ...
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At smaller sites, penalize hot questions having 3-4 close votes

At smaller sites (up to 50-100 questions a day average) closing a question takes hours or even days. As an example, this SO question has got 5 close votes in 15 minutes, while its twin at Software ...
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Remove VLQ as a flag option

The Very Low Quality flag option sucks. prepares for controversy I'd like to see it removed totally as a flag option. Its original purpose was as a response to contentless or meaningless posts; ...
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What exactly does a VLQ flag do?

I am a 3k user on SO, and so I don't cast very many VLQ flags. However, when a post looks like this: hello I need to know why my app no worky when I doz dis plees help mee: <badly formatted code&...
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Unify “not an answer” and “very low quality” in a single “delete” flag

The “not an answer” flag on answers is meant to be used when This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question,...
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3answers
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Should a custom flag be used instead of the "not an answer" flag when the answer isn't a blatant non-answer?

There appears to be a bit of a dispute going on in the FAQ answer here. On one hand, a group mostly consisting of Stack Overflow moderators says that if it isn't immediately clear that an answer isn't ...
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Key performance metrics for moderators

I wanted to do a little research with data.stackexchange.com to identify the determinants of moderator performance on SE subsites. However, I didn't find performance metrics for moderators. The ...
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As a moderator, am I supposed to handle NAA flags or let the reviewers do it?

NAA flags have been feeding into a review queue for a while now. I understood that post to mean that except in egregious cases we moderators should let the community handle it, just as we prefer that ...
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"Ignore time filter" in moderator flag view

I noticed this in the moderator dashboard today: What sort of wizardry is this? I did a search on meta for this feature, didn't find anything. What's being filtered and why are we doing that?
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2answers
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Turn on the Mod Light for spam and other flags on beta sites

As a mod, I don't always click on the lovely mod button when I visit a site, and this sometimes allows spam to sit around longer than I would like. On SO, Gaming, and other big sites, it isn't so ...
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1answer
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Do disputed flags count towards a flag-ban?

A long, long time ago there once was a user who asked about the difference between disputed and declined flags. And it references an answer that explains what a disputed flag is. From that post I ...

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