Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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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, if the ...
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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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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 make ...
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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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Did my flags get rejected because of flagging this spammer? [closed]

Account 1 and account 2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5725074/how-to-get-masters-project-highest-in-google-search-for-mis510proj?noredirect=1 (deleted now) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Why cannot this post be taken as spam?

My flag got rejected by flagging as spam on this post: What is a columnar database? It's not an answer, just a link to a blogspot.com post The author has recently joined to post just that The author'...
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Mark flags as valid if question is subsequently closed for the exact reason (eg not a real question) as the original flag

People asked about other types of flags (e.g. low quality) but I am asking a question about the "Not a real question" flag. I flagged a question as not a real question. The flag was marked invalid ...
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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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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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Flag declined after an edit. How can we fix this?

I flagged an answer as "Not an answer" because it was nothing but a link. I downvoted it, flagged it, and left a comment. After some coaxing from another member and myself, the poster edited the ...
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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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What are the “Bad Things,” if any, associated with the declined flag count? [closed]

Premise There should be an FAQ that addresses the consequences (if any) of a high "declined flag" count or a low helpful:declined ratio. Analysis There are a LOT of questions on meta surrounding ...
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Declined NAA flag? [closed]

I flagged this as Not An Answer and just saw it declined, which I hadn't seen coming. For posterity, here is the answer, which is by the OP of the question: Sorry for the late answer , I've found ...
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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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Allow moderators to reverse and/or nullify flag decisions

We've been getting a lot of complaints about moderator flag decisions being incorrect or inconsistent lately. Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason Why does flag marking as helpful/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are “works for me” answers valid?

I've seen a number of questions where the only code posted is code that functions properly. On that occasion, there will often be a number of users leaving comments stating (and demonstrating) that ...
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Is it OK to indicate that I downvoted in a comment?

This is from my Flagging Summary: [Me:] Where did my comment go? It was a factual explanation for the -1, and I did keep it strictly neutral in tone. – 7 hours ago [Mod:] declined - ...
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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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When should the “Too chatty” flag for comments be used?

So, in the spirit of George's question, I decided to try my hand at flagging comments again, and flagged a comment as "too chatty". The question I found was non-constructive in my opinion, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“Not an answer” flag declined with “This is NOT spam. Use 'not an answer' for this.” [duplicate]

This is the answer that was flagged: Passing data to a bootstrap modal Is this because of another user flagging this as spam, and the tool for community moderator doesn't allow for flexibility in ...
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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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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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Flag: “Please don't misuse the offensive flag on posts like this” [duplicate]

Yesterday, I flagged https://stackoverflow.com/q/15679525/2147039 as "not a real question" because the question was not in proper quality. The flag has been declined by a moderator; however, the ...
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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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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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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 ...