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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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Should posts flagged low quality get an automatic downvote from the flagger?

Much has been written about the very low quality flag. Joel dislikes it. Popular wants it gone. I find it confusing, even after our modifications. Last week I attempted a change. I set it up so only ...
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Can we have an unambiguous, official ruling on what the “not an answer” flag is for? [duplicate]

What does the not an answer flag mean? My interpretation is that this flag is intended for things which clearly are not answers. In other words, "this shouldn't exist, because it does not intend to ...
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Should we focus the moderator flag queue?

Basically, after reading through (again) the Theory of Moderation post, it got me thinking. A lot of flags that reach moderators (as well as 10k users, but not enough users actually do something ...
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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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Why were these “Very low quality” flags declined?

I flagged both this and that answers for "very low quality". The former because it's just a link without even a minimal summary, and the second because it isn't comprehensible whatsoever. Both were ...
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Why was this very low quality flag declined?

Question (since closed and deleted): Cyrus beck line algorithm program in c or c++. I know about the specific meaning of VLQ flags, and I can't fathom why anyone would think that question wouldn't be ...
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What's the policy on deleting low-quality posts that contain only a code snippet? [closed]

I've been pottering through the low-quality posts in the review section, and it appears a lot of them are of the form: Try this: a.b(c).d(); or just simply the code itself: worfle->doofle(); ...
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Is the VLQ flag appropriate for blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

The endless stream of blatantly off-topic questions never ceases to flow into MSE, which is a topic that's been brought up many times. I've written a userscript that automatically casts a close vote, ...
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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, ...
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Is this a justified use of a very low quality flag? [duplicate]

Background: I recently flagged this answer as very low quality, where a user misread or misunderstood a question about JavaScript as being about PHP, and answered with a PHP function. The flag was ...
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Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?

I recently flagged a question as "very low quality", just like I've flagged many questions in the past. However, my flag was found to be unhelpful this time. The same thing happened when I recently ...
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What kind of answer should be flagged as “Very Low Quality”, but not flagged as “Not an Answer”?

I recently downvoted and flagged an answer as "Very Low Quality". The answer was to a two year old question that already had three correct answers (including one accepted), and the existing answers ...
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A flag towards an answer was declined, but the reason given seems to conflict with the flagging option description

I flagged an answer with the option very low quality. According to this option description: This answer has severe formatting or content problems. As far as I understand, the word content here ...