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Questions tagged [declined-flags]

Flags that have been declined by a community moderator or other trusted members of the community.

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Why are these comments considered acceptable on the site?

My flags on this post were declined. Not only were they declined, very quickly, my comments were deleted from under the post. Why were these declined?
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Are old, link-only answers not-an-answer?

Yesterday I stumbled upon this answer due to the question being bumped. It is, by the official definition, considered not an answer: If you strip the markup (link), you are left with NO useful ...
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Could you add “flags declined during the past 7 days” link in the help page?

As per the answer, we can use /current instead of <userid> in the flag summary URL. In the What are declined flags, and what should I do about them? help page, under the "What happens if too ...
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Why should a flag be declined if it was correct at the time? [duplicate]

A question was posted a couple of days ago that was blatantly off topic. I do not yet have 3,000 reputation here so I am unable to vote to close a question. Instead I flagged it with the "Blatantly ...
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Re-mark declined flags as helpful if the question is later put on hold/closed for that reason

When I flagged this question on Android Enthusiasts for being off-topic (it's a development question), I got my flag declined without a stated reason: However (almost a month later!) the question has ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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Link to the permanent URLs of the comments whose flags got declined

This request is similar to Where can I see which comments I have flagged?. Instead, in this case, I wish to get the permanent URL of exactly which comments I had flagged. You can find your old, ...
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Could the flag warning and ban formulas be improved?

This is a sort of programming / logic question based on this answer on meta: Flaggers with a recent (past 7 days) flagging history consisting of at least 10 handled flags where >= 10% of flags were ...
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How should I flag issues that go outside a single question

There was a question on Worldbuilding that was closed: I need a way to transfer two men from a submarine to a sunken rocket A few days later, I saw this question: How can I transfer two men from a ...
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Your answer is in another castle Part 2: can we stop the confusion about NAA flags and posts that tackle a different question from the one posted?

DISCLAIMER: This is not yet another post trying to discuss what NAA posts are and / or answers to different questions are NAA. What this post is trying to do is to find a way to stop people for having ...
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Which flag should we use for questions which request how to crack? [closed]

Update: As suggested by Catija in comments, each site has different flagging policy, so I've posted on Stack Overflow meta. Stack Overflow meta - Which flag should we use for questions which request ...
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Require moderator comments on declining a custom flag

I suggest that moderators be required to leave a comment when declining a custom flag. When flag-setters took their time to explain the reasoning behind their actions, moderators should show their ...
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Delete flag record

I used flag 6 times when I didn't knew what flagging means. They all were declined. I want to delete those from my account. How do I delete them? Edit: By didn't knew I mean I didn't knew how do I ...
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How should the “very low quality” flag be used?

On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this ...
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Does the 'not constructive' flag have a strongly negative connotation? If so, can we have more detailed clarity on its use?

I've been happily comment-flagging away on the sites with what I thought was a good understanding of the comment flag system. There are some posts on non-constructive flags, but none that I can see ...
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What is the guidance for using “Standard Flags?”

I recently flagged a question with a custom flag reason, explaining in detail why I thought it should be closed (I don't have close privileges on the site in question). My flag was rejected with the ...
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How do we stop users from using the “spam” flag when there is no “promotion of a product or service”?

"Spam" is defined right there in the flag popup as "Exists only to promote a product or service": but most of the spam flags I process have no advertising, promotion etc. They are just VLQ, NAA, ...
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Why was my comment flag declined?

I flagged a comment on this answer as "Too Chatty". From my flagging history, I don't know which comment, but probably the following: That certainly helps, thanks. Yet, a few days later, it was ...
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Shouldn't the “recent declined flags” warning go away after clicking the link to review your flag history?

Every time I am currently flagging a post on Ask Ubuntu, I see this warning: Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! I understand it ...
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Your last flag was declined - no it wasn't

I went to flag something, and in the flag dialog I got the message "Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!" That's all well and good, but when I went to review my ...
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A Linkedin profile link can be considered as spam?

Recently I've found a StackOverflow answer that contain this phrase: "I found the following solution" with a link to a Linkedin profile. I've commented below the answer to warn about this link, and I'...
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Quiet failure of attempting to decline a flag without having accepted the moderator agreement

As a moderator on Emacs, I tried to decline a flag on meta. When I clicked on the “declined…” button that is supposed to bring up decline reasons, nothing happened other than the animated ... ...
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Should +1 and thanks comments be a declined flag?

As a moderator for GD.SE I was always led to believe our role is to clean old comments as they are intended to be a temporary item depending on the level of context and if they add any benefit to an ...
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Link comment flags in the flag history page to the flagged comment, if it still exists

Note: This is not the same as Make comment flags link to the comment, which is about the moderator tool. I am talking about the flag history page that is accessible through the user profile at https://...
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Do declined flags impact the flagger's reputation?

Is there any threshold for declined flags that causes one's reputation decrease or some other loss? In other words, I flagged N posts and all N flags were declined. What will be the impact on my ...
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“Declined in the last 7 days” confusingly appears to list only flags cast in the last seven days

The flag ban system does its calculations using the dates that flags are handled, not when they are cast. When at least 10 flags have been handled in the last 7 days, if more than 25% of those flags ...
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Tweak the math for the new flag-ban system a little?

A relatively recent change to the flagging system has been elimination of the flag "hell ban," in favor of a more transparent system that includes feedback. This is a good thing. The new system, ...
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Is the declined flags warning a bit overzealous? [duplicate]

I have, on Super User, an about 96% total helpful flags rate (and a Marshal badge). This made me rather curious when I tried to flag a post and the UI indicated that flags had been declined and I ...
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What's the point of review queue if I can't flag anything?

I had 2 flag declined (for marking these two posts low quality: 1 and 2 - which I still believe they are) and having that, I've the error message, when I want to flag another question as part of the ...
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Years-old clearly duplicate questions not closed, weeks after voting to close

EDIT This question is about a general mechanism to draw attention to old questions that have received a new "close as duplicate" vote. It seems that the chances of an old duplicate question receiving ...
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Users with 100% flag decline rates will never know their flags are being declined if they flag infrequently

The flag warning is shown to a user based on flag statistics within a window of 7 days. This means that flag warnings, and by extension flag bans, are optimized for users who flag a lot. Besides the ...
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Recover from flag ban [duplicate]

I get recently banned from flagging. But it's not quite clear to me why? In addition is there any way to recover from this ban? Will it age away and after 1-2 weeks it will be possible again? I'm not ...
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Moderator declined flag “Link-only answer” [closed]

I often try to flag inappropriate content. For instance I flagged the following answers for moderator attention with a message Link-only answer: Support for script_file in Nest library for ...
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Automatic down-votes from spam flags are not removed when the flags are declined

I found two spam flags on https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/161545/drupal-shop-gives-whitepage-on-login which were raised just because the question contained a link to a Drupal site the OP is ...
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“Low quality answer” Flag was declined, however post was ultimately deleted [duplicate]

I flagged this post as "Low Quality Answer" since it was lacking content as well as it had formatting issues. You could have a look at the Revision History to verify. Looking at the revision history, ...
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Please provide a moderator decline that does not penalize flaggers

I recently got penalized for flagging an answer that does not meet Stack Overflow's standards. The flag was declined, and I suspect because it was an accepted answer. In this case, the declined flag ...
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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! [duplicate]

I just got this warning when trying to flag a post: Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! but I dont get this. When I click on ...
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What's exactly the mechanism for showing “Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined” [duplicate]

Yes, yes, yes, I have seen this answer, but it doesn't seem to be the case for me. marking it as dupe because @Animuson clarified thigz. I am getting this message when I click flag on Stack Overflow: ...
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How important is Be Nice? Trade-off between being nice and contributing good posts?

Post too long? Concrete questions at the bottom! Recently I had a discussion with one of the moderators on EE.SE who had declined rude / offensive flags on comments that violate the Be Nice policy, ...
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What's With The “Please Only Flag For Content Needing Mod Intervention” Phrase

I don't understand this explanation for declining a flag: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention I should only flag to make ...
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Explicitly mention who decided the fate of a flag

It used to be that only moderators acted on flags. But now many flags are handled by the community in review queues, and moderators never even see those flags. The feedback users get from flags can ...
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What is the etiquette on re-raising dismissed comment flags?

I am a moderator on Academia.SE. I just dismissed a comment flag that looked familiar. On closer inspection, I saw that I had previously dismissed that exact flag twice, and it had also been dismissed ...
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Community-declined close vote flags should point to the review that declined them

Close vote flags are reviewed by the community in the Close Votes review queue. Based on the results of this voting, these flags can be declined if reviewers disagree that the question should be ...
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How can we gently prod new users to use custom flags only when needed?

Almost everyone has experienced this from one side or the other. Someone flags a post with a custom reason. A moderator looks at it and realizes that the flag didn't need a custom reason. The ...
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Why is useful to flag a post in Stack Overflow

I just started to review posts in Stack Overflow. By this page, I know why flagging is important. But: Does it have any impact on my reputation? What is the impact on my profile if I have a lot of ...
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Guaranteed flag-ban

Related: Allow recovery from flag hellban Note: I am not requesting different action in my case; but thought the behavior was worth bringing up. I had 3 declined flags in row recently (it was a bad ...
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One incorrectly declined flag causes a warning every time I attempt to flag a post

I had flagged this post on Stack Overflow as spam. The flag was declined, then later in a meta topic we found it was spam and got deleted as such, but the flag's still marked declined. However, ...
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Make the sections of your flag history into links and notify users of declined flags [duplicate]

I have the following flag history statistics: I suggest making each of the entries into links so that the user can easily sort the flags shown. For example, if I wanted to know which of my moderator ...
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Can I view deleted comments that I flagged? [duplicate]

Sometimes after I've flagged some comments, I look back through my flag history to see how they're doing: which ones were accepted, declined, and so on. Deleted questions I can of course see, but when ...
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Why was my spam flag declined?

I flagged this post as a spam but it was declined with the below reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it So now my question, if it's declined then ...