Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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Text not vertically centered in recent flag declined banner

I noticed that unlike many of the elements across SE the text in the "recent flag declined" banner isn't vertically centered inside the box. Notice the text is above a centered line, instead ...
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Why is this deleted meta question considered spam or abusive? (Why were my flags to remove the spam or rude/abusive flags declined?)

This question here on this site was deleted ten years ago, as it was a non-useful joke question. (It was posted during an era when joke questions were not necessarily considered bad or harmful ...
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Is the 'recently declined flag' warning supposed to get dismissed?

I was recently told pressing on "review" (highlighted above) should dismiss this warning for the next flag raised, but that is not the case at least as of asking this. If it's meant to ...
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Wording of declined flag can be confusing

"Your recent flag was declined" can be confusing. Which recent flag? My recent one was helpful (really), which is why I bring this up, because I thought I had another recent one declined. ...
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Why was my "not reproducible" flag declined on a fixed issue?

Today a new answer was posted on Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1. The issue seems to have been fixed since 2014 by default on all sites. This makes the issue described in the ...
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Strange description 'StackOverflow.StackHtmlContent' in moderator action history

I recently declined a custom moderator flag with the reason Using standard flags helps us prioritize problems and resolve them faster. Please familiarize yourself with the list of standard flags: see ...
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Why were my flags declined? [duplicate]

This is kind of a meta-question for Meta Stack Exchange. You may remember my question about a Vietnamese to English translation issue. I realized it wasn't suitable for Meta Stack Exchange, and ...
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No bottom margin for declined flag notice [duplicate]

It seems that bottom margin is needed for declined flag notice in post flagging popup: Screenshot was taken on ruSO.
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What should I do about a flag ban? [closed]

I was banned from flagging because "too many of my flags have been declined". What should I do about this? Will it be automatically lifted, or am I banned forever? My flag history:
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Flag decline reasons are now harder to read than before; please increase their contrast ratio

It seems like the color for flag decline reasons was changed recently to a lighter shade of red, as part of the global CSS refactor that's been going on for months now. I find the text of flag decline ...
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Flagging "didn't downvote" comments that came with constructive criticism

I was pretty confident that comments with "didn't downvote" statements should be removed. Well, I flagged such a comment as "Didn't downvote statement", but it got declined. ...
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Why was this flag to migrate a MSE question to MSO declined?

I custom-flagged a question by a user asking why their Stack Overflow account had been deleted. It was receiving "only applicable to one specific site" closevotes and seemed like a legitimate question ...
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Space between the "Your recent flag was declined" warning banner and the "Flag question" button is too cramped [duplicate]

When too many of one's recent flags have declined, one receives a warning banner when opening the flag dialog box: Your recent flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! This ...
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Give the "some of your recent flags have been declined" banner some room

The "some of your recent flags have been declined" message recently got a banner, which makes it stand out more (which is nice) but it touches the 'Flag' button, which is less nice. Can it have some ...
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Exactly how much support is required for a feature request to meet the criteria for escalation as per the new procedure?

Looking into the criteria for requesting escalation on meta posts (i.e. to add the status-review tag), it says: For any new question posted during the test period (anything posted from March 16, ...
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Missing flag option "Should be closed" resulted in rejected flag "Please familiarise yourself with standard flags"

On meta.stackexchange about an hour or so ago, this happened. Normaly encountering an off-topic post I would flag as "Should be closed" which directs me to a number of options: Blatantly off topic, ...
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Are moderators required to write real answers to posts questioning their actions?

I understand moderators have a tough job but sometimes a normal user doesn't understand why their flag was declined or why their post was closed or deleted without sufficient explanation by a ...
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Should the disposition of a flag to add the [status-review] tag match the final action on the post?

In a recent post covering the future of the status-review tag, JNat ♦ mentioned, Users may flag a post that they believe should be tagged status-review and the moderators or staff will decide ...
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How to handle a question that was asked in good faith, deleted, and then vandalized while deleted?

A user asked a question on a Stack Exchange site in good faith, but it was a very poor-quality question and ended up getting deleted by the community. Shortly after it was deleted, the asker edited it,...
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Why is it not offensive to compare users to kindergarteners requiring babysitting?

I came across the following in an answer by rene: This isn't kindergarten and we're not here to babysit everyone. If you have to ask yourself if your post is considered to be acting in good faith/...
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Warn users when they are about to hit the "guaranteed" flag ban

Background: Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags I've hit the "guaranteed" ban above more times than I should, the last time being just a few days ago. Shog9 ♦ mentioned above, in the ...
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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7 day overkill flag ban [closed]

I recently hit 10,000 reputation on Travel.SE less than two weeks ago so I am new to moderating deleted posts and the moderator tools. The two flags which led to the ban I recently got a flag ban ...
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Why was this flag on alleged Code of Conduct violations declined?

Monica recently posted a question making her case to the community, she argued: My patience is not infinite; the company has already dragged this out for nearly a month while harm continues to ...
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(Flags) Leave Open ~ Declined, Looks OK ~ Disputed?

When a user raises a recommend closure flag on a question or a "not an answer" flag on an answer, the flagged posts get sent to the close votes and low quality posts review queues. However, ...
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Why was this "No longer needed" on a comment flag declined?

The question Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE? was asked earlier this month here on Meta Stack Exchange, asking why a particular user had zero tag score on one site ...
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Why are mods declining flags to add [featured] to pertinent questions?

I as well as other users have flagged some of the recent questions about ads and tracking users, so people can have some forewarning before their information is all over the internet. However, the ...
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How is this not a rude answer?

I recently came across this answer to a basic "help I can't do X because I'm new" question, here on MSE. First of all to get a reputation you should not asking a question like that! Secondly check ...
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I see four different displayed messages for declined flags - in what condition does each one of them get triggered?

Whenever I go through my flagging history, I see some flags that were declined. However, I see four different messages for them: "Declined" "Declined - flags should only be used to ...
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Report on obvious spam is declined

I found this answer which basically is an ad for a software that author made. It is clearly spam and should be marked as such. But no, my report was declined saying declined - a moderator reviewed ...
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What distinguishes 'harassment, abuse, and bigotry' and 'unfriendly or unkind', and is it ever appropriate to flag one after the other is declined?

I recently came across a meta post, regarding a behavior someone found irksome and wished to see a response to. In response to an answer, one comment blamed it on a 'cultural thing' in a 'particular ...
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My edit to remove expletives on a Meta site was reverted and my flag for ♦ moderator attention was rejected. What's next? [closed]

On Stack Overflow en Español Meta, there is a "question" where the OP is complaining that they were suspended one hour on the chat because they used expletives (actually one specific expletive). On ...
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Add a time-based filter option for flagging history stats

TL;DR: I'm proposing the addition of a time-based filter to the Flag Summary page so that I can display the stats for just the most recent flags I've raised (say, in the last month) and thus review at ...
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What do I do when I can't vote to close a question but want a mod to look at it?

I found a related question What is the guidance for using "Standard Flags?" about using standard flags and custom moderator intervention flag. Using custom flag directly takes them to ...
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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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Please fix message for last rejected flag [duplicate]

My last flag has been declined by moderator, and now I see a message: Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! for ALL new flags. These new flags are currently in ...

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