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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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Comment: “look for a different line of work”

Updit: I intended this question about a particular comment's content, but the comments here tend to linger on the asker of the question in question and his/her behavior. While such discussion may be ...
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Flag declined when moderator attention was actually needed [duplicate]

I flagged this question using the "Other (needs moderator attention)" option, and in the textbox I put User seems to be posting answers to quizzes in a place where other students can easily access it....
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Has the policy changed on link-only answers? [duplicate]

I had a flag on a link-only answer declined several minutes ago: not an answer – dasblinkenlight 6 mins ago declined - A link only answer is an answer - just a bad answer and should be down-voted ...
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My flag on a link-only accepted answer got declined. Why?

13 days ago I flagged this answer for the "not an answer" reason. This got disputed. I asked in the chat about it and I was told by a moderator (I can't recall who it was exactly) that it probably got ...
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“Not an Answer” flag

I have recently had a Not an Answer flag on this response declined on the grounds of "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". The answer is a ...
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Suggestion was tagged with status-declined and keep getting downvotes [duplicate]

I know that here on meta, downvoting mean disagree, but why the people continue downvoting it even after it already was declined? The OP admited that the suggestion was bad and asked for sorry, but ...
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Does having my flag declined affect my account adversely?

I had a flag declined and it made me wonder what if any negative impacts result from my flags being declined? I don't want to create "flag bloat" and I am a lot more careful about flagging posts now ...
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Why is this answer not considered “link only”?

I came across this answer that I flagged as "a link only answer" (flagged manually, not via low quality review task): Maybe it's your antivirus. Are you using avast if so look at this https://...
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Review deleted answer

I recently reviewed an answer on "First Posts" queue. I press flag (because it was not an answer) but I have only the moderator option. I flagged for moderation explaning the situation and my flag ...
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Flag declined on bountied unclear question that is very old with no answers, why?

The flagged question with "I would like to.." but not shown what was done to solve the problem was declined. Isn't this question really bad one? Update: declined with: declined - What's ...
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“Asking for clarification” flag is declined?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer", since it asks for clarification instead of answering the question. However, this flag is declined as "flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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Declined NAA flag - why? [duplicate]

This answer looks very much as not-an-answer to me but was declined (no evidence). On the bright side: it was at least deleted :-) Screenshot so <10K can judge as well: Any idea as to why my ...
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Why was the flag declined, even though the answer was deleted? [duplicate]

I had flagged this answer as not an answer. The flag was declined by a moderator stating this reason declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong ...
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Questions closed as duplicate include references to those that do not answer the question

As an example, consider the following question: Review Audit shows an answer that's duplicate I flagged it (incorrectly) as a duplicate of Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality and ...
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Sometimes I get flag decline reasons that don't make sense

For example, this flag on Agent job that emails from custom email table: I think this should be migrated to Code Review or Database. – Malachi Oct 24 at 16:28 declined - The unfortunate outcome ...
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Low quality flag with bounty. Flag declined

This 100 points bonty question was flagged with no effort is shown at all and declined how can we other way make SO better? I have downvoted this question, but cannot delete it. Is this ...
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How can this flag be declined? How is this not helpful?

A few days ago I flagged a comment Here. OP was asked to provide code and they didn't know whether to place it in question or comments. They added this comment: sure <input type="hidden" name="...
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A declined flag with a custom reason

A while ago I asked about a declined flag, and I got the suggestion to use custom reasons for flagging on some occations. This time, I flagged an answer on Type aliases for Java generics with a ...
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When is it wrong to flag a link-only answer?

I'm getting very confused about flagging link-only answers as it seems that the policy has changed over time and doesn't seem to be consistent (at least to me). When I come across an answer that ...
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Why is this flag being declined? [duplicate]

I'm a new reviewer and I would like to get some feedback. I've flagged this answer as not an answer. My flag was declined, with the reasoning - "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence ...
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Why was my flag declined for this question [duplicate]

Just a simple question. I flagged this question as low-quality because thats what it is. I do not need to elaborate and call it off-topic or anything. However my flag was declined. May i know the ...
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1answer
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Flag raised was rejected. How to re-flag the post? [duplicate]

So, I am trying to be a vigilant member of Stack Overflow. I flagged a few posts, and noticed that some of them were rejected/disputed. Of course, my little ego was bruised (just joking) and I ...
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Why is this answer flag rejected, moderators don't need help? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer as "not an answer": Load .txt File to GridControl (DevExpress) For the users who cannot see the content of the linked answer: "Sorry for the late answer , I've found another ...
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Guess I have still not got the hang of it? [duplicate]

I flagged a post since it contained bare links. And I used this option And then it was rejected with this I have been flagging posts using that option for a long time now. Has anything changed? On ...
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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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flag: declined, but acted upon [duplicate]

This answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/19018558/731947 had a rather unhealthy discussion happening in the comments section and was still ongoing. I flagged with other, message: "post needs comments ...
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Why was this comment flag declined?

I flagged this comment as 'Not Constructive' but it was declined. Was it wrong to flag it? Is this a constructive comment? Should I "relax" and understand that heavily upvoted and humorous content is ...
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Flag on a bountied question declined

This is the bountied question I am talking about. I have flagged with flag->other and added the following message to support the flag : Specific programming problems? - No Software algorithms? -...
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When is the need for a moderator's attention determined with low quality questions? [duplicate]

During my daily check of SO, i came across this question, So naturally i flagged it as low quality since such questions are impossible to answer. But for some reason the moderator reviewing the flag ...
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Why was this very low quality flag declined?

Question (since closed and deleted): Cyrus beck line algorithm program in c or c++. I know about the specific meaning of VLQ flags, and I can't fathom why anyone would think that question wouldn't be ...
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1answer
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Why was my flag declined for a “See this link” answer?

I flagged this answer, with the custom reason "link-only answer" and it was decilned for "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention" Can somebody ...
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1answer
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Flagged as not an answer - Rejected [duplicate]

A while ago I flagged this answer as "not an answer". However, my flag got the status: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Which I find a bit interesting. ...
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What does this flag decline message mean?

I flagged this post as very low quality and it was declined. I have had some declined flags but this one came with a message declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content ...
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A flag was declined

A couple of hours ago, a comment I flagged as "too chatty" was declined. The whole post is deleted and only 10K+ users can see it now. So here's the screen shot of the post and the comment I flagged. ...
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Not An Answer Flag Declined - Don't See Why [closed]

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" because it fits the definition ("This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, ...
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Are comments like “This is the best answer” constructive?

I had flagged four comments as "not constructive" today. They were: Much better answer than the accepted one plus yours is the better answer. Chuck Norris can parse HTML with regex. You're ...
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Repercussions when a flag gets declined? [duplicate]

I was wondering since i flagged this question for being low quality and got this response: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...
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Disappointing response from a moderator [duplicate]

I have down-voted an answer and left a comment asking the user to add more details to his answer. I always tend to leave a comment when I down-vote a question/answer to explain the reason of my action....
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Content change after flagging

Earlier today, on Stack Overflow, I flagged a question as off-topic for not describing a specific problem or including valid code to reproduce it. When viewing my flags it was active for a good 5 ...
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Why was this flagged answer (not an answer) declined?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, and it was declined: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer The answer does not answer the ...
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Understanding spam-flagging [duplicate]

Sorry if this question has already been asked, but I want to get deeper insight in why my spam-flagging was declined. I flagged this post as spam: https://stackoverflow.com/a/18693774/1244610 In my ...
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flag declined with message “declined - Answers don't need to be flagged just because they're link-only.”

Although these types of flags have been received positively in the past (you can see my flagging history, if you are allowed). I strongly believe that links should be used in comments and not answers. ...
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Are flags ever automatically declined after edit

I flagged this answer (which I think does not attempt to answer the question (Why should I use IDisposable instead of using in c#?). Soon after it was given this (incredibly minor, 6 character) edit, ...
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Not an answer flag declined; however, post deleted [duplicate]

My first flag after 877 approved moderator attention flags was declined, and I'm following up to understand what was wrong with my action. I flagged this answer, which includes a thank you statement ...
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Declined flag, but accepted in practice

I flagged this answer (> 10k only) for being a link-only answer (using the other flag option) and the flag got declined with the following motivation: Let's give him a chance to fix it. It's been 3 ...
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How to deal with rude comments (from the OP) that are not exactly “offensive”?

User A has provided an answer to user B's question. User B (the OP) responded to the answer: No, you CANNOT [do that thing suggested in your answer]. If you do [your suggested aproach] -- well ...
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Why was my off topic flag declined?

I flagged this question as off topic, because it's a shopping question. There's nothing fancy going on, just a straightforward request for a list of tools. The accepted answer is scarcely more than a ...
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Not An Answer Flag Dispute

Yesterday I flagged this "answer" as Not An Answer and the flag was declined. The answer is from the person who originally asked the question and appears to be a response to a comment on the question....
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When should I defer from flagging a link only answer?

What made me ask? I flagged this (only for 10K users) answer as a Not an Answer, moderator declined it saying declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Reality check on flag [closed]

Had a "not an answer" flag declined on this answer. It seems like someone else gave the same flag, though, and a mod deleted the answer. But since there was apparently disagreement from at least one ...