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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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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 ...
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My flagging privilege on SO was revoked, then I got it back, made a “helpful” flagging, then revoked again

My flagging privilege was probably removed with the following error message: Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post! Although my ...
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Flag declined and info shows wrong information?

Today i looked at my "helpful flags" and I have seen that one flag has been declined. The flag was an "other" flag under a question, where i wrote: "The question does not contain the necessary ...
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Does rolling back edits on a flagged post change the flag state to disputed?

I saw a post with title of something like: "case closed, case closed, case closed" and question body of "case closed. no one can help me", so I flagged it as spam. later I saw that my flag has ...
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Why a link-only answer flag declined? [duplicate]

I flagged this one as "not an answer": VS2008 Unit Tests: How to include a message with a "success" My flag got declined: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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Declined Flag Dispute

I recently flagged an answer with the reason: Duplicate answer of: https://stackoverflow.com/a/17803738/916299 but the flag was declined. declined - flags should only be used to make ...
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Spam question removed 'for reasons of moderation', but flag declined

I flagged a question today that had a similar to this content: We are going to build an app, it has to do this. We already have the databases, and so on. If you want to do this project, contact me ...
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Show declined flags in inbox

I propose that moderator flags which are declined should show up in the global inbox, as a way to more clearly and reliably educate the user on why their flags are declined, thus improving the quality ...
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Why did my custom flag on a comment placed as answer get declined?

I just got my custom flag on this answer declined for the well known reason "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" My custom message was ...
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Flag declined with “Please use standard close votes or close flags” - how do I proceed?

Yesterday, this question popped up on SO. It's clearly off-topic there, so I wanted to flag it. There's no generic "Off topic" flag, though, and running through the off-topic flags: "Questions about ...
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Should we not flag posts where rubbish is added to avoid the minimum length requirement?

I flagged this answer for a moderator as the answer was so short I believe it should have been added as a comment. Furthermore, the poster added a line of dots to deliberately foil the minimum length ...
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Why were my flags on accepted link-only answers declined? [closed]

I've just had flags on this and this post declined, and I'm unsure why. Maybe these links help you : 1- Augmented Reality on Android: Prepping the Camera and Compass 2- An AR Kit 3- ...
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Flag raised for migration was declined [duplicate]

Recently I raised a flag to (for moderator attention) this question (How to find the Center Coordinate of Rectangle) saying, This question is about geometry which shall be migrated to math....
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“fun” comment flagged as not constructive - Why was it declined?

I flagged the "All is lost. The end is nigh" comment on this question as not constructive. It was declined without any comments and I was wondering why. Was it considered somewhat funny and therefore ...
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Not able to find last declined flag [duplicate]

While I was reviewing I see below warning, Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! But when I see flagged post history I am not able to find out which was exactly ...
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How to review my flags?

I was flagging a question, when I received this message from SO Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! But, I found no option for ...
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declined flag gave a bad reason for declining [duplicate]

the question is this Is there a Boolean data type in Microsoft SQL Server like there is in MySQL? there are 4 answers that say the same thing. I flagged one of them as Duplicate ( knowing that I ...
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Tool/Library recommendation flag

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22383493/self-hosted-node-js-error-tracking I flagged this post as off-topic under the "Recommending a tool, library, or favourite off-site resource" reason and it ...
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Flags reviewing - link-only answer dilemma

First off, I am not here to argue nor to complain. I know this issue has been discussed many times. I am posting this seeking advice/clarification/guidance in order to help keeping SO tidy, rather ...
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Canned flag decline text?

I recently flagged this answer (since deleted) to https://stackoverflow.com/q/22181012/1281433 as not an answer, since it appeared to be the question's poster attempting to add some context to the ...
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Is it appropriate to flag an answer as “Not an answer” if it doesn't address the question? [duplicate]

This question is an attempt to clear up the following part of a related question: Do not use this flag when a user posts: An answer to a (slightly) different question in the case of an ...
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Sanity check on NAA flag?

I was wondering if a sanity check might be possible regarding this answer, which I flagged as NAA. Per my understanding of NAA, as well as the text under the flag itself, it is reserved for answers ...
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Should all link-only answers be considered very low quality? [duplicate]

My "very low quality" flag of this answer has been declined, with a note that The correct procedure here is to comment, down-vote or even edit. I don't think there is much to comment on an answer ...
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Why was this “not an answer” flag declined when the answer is obviously a comment? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question: How to enable more than 2 finger support in Chrome? The question asked (tl;dr version): Is it possible to instruct Chrome to listen to more than two simultaneous ...
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Should moderators be allowed to decline flags on their own comments?

I think I just witnessed a moderator decline a flag raised on his own comment. (I'm hesitant to discuss specifics unless I have to, as I don't mean to put anyone in a negative light.) Since there are ...
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Burning down the close queue has blocked me from flagging [duplicate]

I was recently greeted with the message on Stack Overflow: Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post! So I go and do that and find that I ...
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Why was question flag declined when requested action was taken? [duplicate]

I found a few other related questions, but they were in regards to flags for different reasons such as closing the question. I flagged a question to say that all comments were obsolete. I would have ...
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Is my reasoning not clear, or am I missing something here? [closed]

I have used a custom reason while flagging this answer. I did not ask for the answer to be removed by saying: link-only but may answer the question, should be converted to a comment In ...
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A “Works for me answer” flagged as Not an answer was declined, is that a valid declination?

I just got my flag declined on this answer. This answer is nothing more than a request for clarification combined with a "Works for me, though!" and should not be considered a valid answer. Was this ...
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Reset flag declined warnings due to Close vote burn down

With the recent massive burndown of the close vote queue I've found myself banned from flagging despite having a very high flag acceptance rate. Given that the burndown is NOT a normal thing. Shouldn'...
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Flagged post declined by Moderator

I recently flagged this post for being very low quality and just noticed it was declined. Could someone kindly shed some light as to why this would be? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that is ...
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Is it really a technical inaccuracy when an answer is in the wrong programming language?

I had a flag declined on this answer with the message declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer I feel like a C++ answer in a C# ...
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Why am I seeing the message “Some of your recent flags have been decline” when flagging?

I am seeing the warning that "Some of your recent flags have been declined." on Stack Overflow. However, looking at my flag history, this is how it is laid out: 38 Flags overall 7 Active Flags 1 ...
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Should I flag comments that just link to bobince's famous regex answer?

As we all know, bobince's Cthulhu answer is one of the most linked answers on SO. While I agree that answer is fun, I don't think it is a very good one to help out people looking to parse HTML. That ...
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Why were these 2 not an answer flags declined by a moderator?

I went to flag an answer just recently, and I get this message that I've never seen before : So I reviewed my recent flags, and I see that 2 of my recent flags have been declined. #1 #2 Was I right ...
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One of those “Not An Answer” flag questions

I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer", and the flag was declined by a moderator with the following text: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Normally, ...
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Let users and reviewers know when a moderator clears flags on a post

I've dismissed a number of flags that have been generated by our awesome-but-occasionally-over-sensitive review team. The most common issues like this are on link-only answers. While these generate ...
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Are link-only flags moderated correctly?

I have flagged some link-only answers recently and some of them are declined with the common reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Flagged post: ...
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Where to find moderator replies related to declined flag? [duplicate]

A moderator contacted me today via a Comment on an Answer to say that I seemed not to have seen his reply to a flag of mine that he had declined. Apparently, he had declined several similar ones from ...
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Why was my NAA flag declined?

I recently flagged this answer as "Not an Answer", but it was declined by a moderator with the following reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it FWIW,...
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Why was my flag declined for a wrong answer?

Here's the answer I am talking about. The first comment said: What do you expect code after return to do? and the second: Code after a return will not execute. After all, you returned to the ...
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What to do if my flag on answer, that is obviously invalid, is disputed? [duplicate]

I am an active member on Stack Overflow and usually love to read all the questions and answers to improve my programming skills. Recently I found an invalid answer and flagged that answer as Not an ...
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Spam flag declined. Reason: how the hell is this spam?

This post was flagged as spam and flag was declined: It is obvious it's just a spam that used for promotion purposes. Cause for this answer is to create link with 'Sidsmatex Anfortech' content on the ...
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How to answer a question in a declined flag?

I voted for this question to be reopened because the duplicate does not help in answering the question. I also flagged for moderator attention with the following comment: This is closed as a ...
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Is it fair to penalize those who flag when their flag was accurate at the time of submission?

Earlier today I flagged this question using the following flag option: Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as ...
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declined “typo” flag on question that clearly fits the flag

I was involved in some comments on this question and in the process, I noticed that the poster's problem was trivial. They had a single # where one doesn't belong. They even admitted later in an edit ...
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declined reopening the suitable question: what should I do

There is this question that I have looked a few times (I've got a bad memory :-). It is marked as duplicate, but as many others (see comments) I thought this question is actually the most suitable of ...
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Does anyone read declination reasons on Community's flags? [duplicate]

I have been declining some of flags created by Community, in particular "Closed without comment" when the close reason was a custom one (which is comment enough). Does anyone inspect such ...