Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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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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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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