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For questions about the automated flags that the Community user generates on posts for various reasons.

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Unable to translate "abusive or unkind comments" from the user flagged post page

On the moderator page for user posts, the flag monitoring string "{N} abusive or unkind comments in past {M} days, {username}" is not ready to translation: Please add this string to ...
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Community♦ raised flag for 20+ comments even though most of them are deleted

2 comments left. But Community♦ raised flag to move comments ('cause there are 20+) to chat. I guess, only not deleted comments should be counted.
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Raise an autoflag if somebody deletes a post that was previously undeleted by a moderator

Proposal Raise an automatic flag if a post that was undeleted by a moderator gets deleted by anybody other than a moderator. Rationale If a moderator undeletes a post, this usually overrides a ...
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Automatic flags attached to irrelevant posts

I'm a moderator on EE.SE. In the past few days, I've seen the system create automatic flags against a particular user ("more than three rude/NC comments ..."). Now, this particular user can be ...
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The link in the "possible rollback war" flag should be to the revision history, not the post

Currently when the system raises the "possible rollback war" flag it links to the post. This means that when we investigate we have to click through to the post, then click to view the revision ...
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"Possible vandalism: deletions" flag should not be triggered by Community auto-deletion

Currently, the system will raise a "possible vandalism: deletions" flag when a set number of posts by a user have been deleted in a short period. This also seems to take into account unvoted answers ...
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"low quality/auto" flag text is blank

I've noticed that the "low quality/auto" flag text is blank on superuser.com — this is the specific post, and it's not happening on other sorts of flags. I'm running Firefox 50.1.0, 64 bit ...
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Possible abuse of “possible comment abuse: too many rude/NC (auto)”

On Computer Science, we've had a series of automatic flags (i.e. flags by Community) “possible comment abuse: too many rude/NC (auto)”. All the comment flags in question were in fact automatically ...
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Community deletion of comments should raise a moderator flag

At present, truly rude or offensive comments can be deleted by the community with a single flag if they contain particular words or by a group of flags on the same comment. These comment deletions ...
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Why is a "too many comments" auto flag raised even after most of the comments have been deleted?

I recently saw a "too many comments" auto flag on a post which had only two comments on it at the time I saw it. It turns out that a somewhat heated debate had occurred about 40 minutes before the ...
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Automatically Flag Question when only answer is put into LQP review

While reviewing Low Quality Posts in the review queue, I am noticing a pattern that when the answer is the first (and only) answer to a question that is more than a few days old, it is usually a sign ...
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How many characters will tip the post?

I hear that abnormally long posts get automatic flags, but I can't find anything on the exact number of characters that will make it flag-worthy. What is the number?
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Turn the "closed without comment" flag into a queue

One of the moderators on Stack Overflow in Portuguese was complaining about the number of "closed without comment" flags they had to deal with, considering the community has plenty of users who could ...
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Raise automatic moderator flag after several spam posts from same account or IP address [duplicate]

I was rather irritated when reading this answer, by EL&U moderator: I'd suggest that when you see something like this, flag one of the posts with a custom flag to bring it to our attention ...
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Can an edit to a deleted answer automatically raise a flag?

I just ran into a situation that seems like it could be handled better: Answer is deleted by moderator User edits answer to resolve problems Nobody knows about this In my case, the user then opened ...
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Make the automatic duplicate answer flag on the second (third, fourth, etc.) post

Currently, when a user posts the same answer to multiple questions, the original answer gets flagged. However, this makes the quick delete button delete the original answer. In almost all cases (all I ...
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"Disputed low quality review" automatic flag reports more delete votes than "looks good" when it is not so

Looking at the flags in the moderator queue, I noticed the following automatic flag. Clicking on the "review task" link I see the following. The votes are actually one for deletion and one ...
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The "possible rollback war" flag isn't being triggered by community wiki posts

So I just locked this answer after two people flagged it due to unusual edit activity. Turns out, there were over 700 rollbacks on that answer over the last two days. Usually, the system ...
Brad Larson's user avatar
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Raise an automatic flag for many deleted comments from the same user

I mentioned this in a comment once before and never made it into a full feature-request. Having been a moderator for half a year now and handled quite a bit of comment flags, I often run across some.....
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Is the duplicate answer flags raised for exact copies of answers of different users?

In the 10k-tools there are flags for duplicate answers. For users without the rep, this is what it looks like: In this answer Martijn states that those flags are system generated to help in ...
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Don't autoflag answers on [community-ads] questions

This answer just showed up in the 10k queue with an automatic quality score flag. Of course it has a low quality score - the rules pretty much say that they have to be low quality. Can we at ...
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Why are there automatic moderator flags (autoflags) from the Community User, and what are they for?

Occasionally as a moderator I've noticed flags from the Community user. I've got a few questions: Why do they exist? What events trigger them? How might moderators act on them?
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Track flags cast by Community

The Community user casts a number of automatic moderator flags in certain situations: too many rollbacks, too many comments, duplicate answers, consecutive closed questions, questions closed without a ...
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Don't show the "delete answer" button for the automatic flag raised when users delete their posts

When a user starts deleting answers, an automatic flag is raised for one of a answer the user didn't delete; one of the possible actions for the moderators is "delete answer." It doesn't make ...
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Raise an automatic flag for spammers

When a post gets six spam flags, it is deleted. However, the user account remains in the system. When this happens, an automatic flag should be raised to allow moderators to check the account to see ...
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Why is this automatic flag still shown as "active"?

Looking at the flags raised for my own posts on Drupal Answers, I found the following one. The flag was handled by a Community Coordinator, but the flag is still shown as active. Should not the ...
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Improvements to the "possible vandalism - deletions" flag

While it's sometimes useful for moderators to be aware when someone hits the delete limit it's more useful to know if they've hit it for the second or third time in as many days. A person deleting a ...
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Community auto-flags Off-Topic -> Other questions closed by a mod

On Music and other beta sites, we have a feature enabled where Community automatically flags questions when they are closed if they have no comments left on them. This was incredibly annoying till ...
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Can the algorithm used to raise automatic "consecutive closed questions" flags be tweaked?

Right now, this flag appears to be generated whenever three questions in a row are closed. It's even a bit extreme - if a user asks 10 questions and the first three ever asked are closed, it appears ...
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Community ♦ flagging freeform closed posts for comment

On beta sites, when a post gets closed without comment, Community ♦ flags it for moderator attention. Apparently, a comment entered through the freeform close reason doesn't count: As you can ...
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Community is flagging good posts with "Low answer quality score [-1]"

On Linguistics, where I am currently one of the moderators, I just received automatic Low Quality flags on two posts. Both posts have quality score -1 (typical scores are 0 - 100). These posts are ...
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Show the number of consecutive closed questions, in the automatic flag

I have noticed that, recently, the automatic flag for consecutive closed question reports just two links, even if the closed questions are more than two. For example, I get the following flag on ...
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Why isn't the automatic "low quality post" flag automatically dismissed when the post is edited?

When a user flag a post as very low quality, and the post is then edited, the flag is automatically declined as disputed. Why isn't the same done for the automatic low quality flag? If the edit done ...
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Can Community ♦ raise a duplicate content flag when an answer is deleted and re-posted as a new answer?

I haven't seen this behavior out in the wild much, but it happened again recently and I was wondering if a flag could be automatically raised when this happens: User posts answer Answer is down voted ...
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