Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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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 ...
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My Spam flag was declined… What's the tipping point for spam?

I flagged an answer on this SO question as spam: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18350304/how-to-convert-rdl-file-into-pdf-using-ssrs/ Since the answer is deleted, here's its content (with the ...
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Why was my comment flag “Too chatty” declined? [closed]

I flagged one of these comments but my flag was declined. In my honest opinion, a repeated comment (esp. from the same user) on the same question is "too chatty". I believe that I could flag all 3 ...
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My flagging is not deemed helpful [duplicate]

I am flagging posts on SO which do not appear to be helpful to the site. If the flag i raise is helpful then why is my flag marked as disputed/not-helpful. Most of the questions I have flagged have ...
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Flagging a question that is too broad

This question has garnered a lot of attention recently. However, I believe it is too broad and hence should be closed. Indeed, the question was successfully closed for this very reason by me and ...
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Why was off-topic flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic. But since I didn't - and still don't - think it falls within the possibilities given as default off-topic reasons, I flagged it for moderator attention. If we go ...
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Flagging History Summary [duplicate]

Are the flags above the blue line totals and the one's below partial summaries? Also, what is considered a good flagging history? I want an idea whether I have too many declined of disputed flags. ...
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What to do if I disagree with the handling of my flag?

If I flag a post or comment, and my flag is declined, but I think that declining it was the wrong decision, what should I do? Before today, whenever this has happened, one of the following has ...
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Why was moving question flag rejected?

Upon reviewing a question I decided it wasn't appropriate for stackoverflow but could probably fit quite happily on either programmers.stackexchange.com or workplace.stackexchange.com. I remember ...
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I flagged a “What is a good first [language] program to build” question as “primarily opinion-based” but it was declined. Why?

I flagged this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2220920/what-is-a-good-first-c-app-to-build-besides-hello-world as "primarily opinion-based" but my flag was declined (no specific reason ...
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Very low quality flag declined, and still question was closed as off-topic [duplicate]

My very low quality flag to this question (10k only now) was declined with the following reason declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it. However, the ...
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Low quality flags declined [duplicate]

I have used very low quality flag for this question - was accepted. But for this one - declined Flag number 3: ohter: trivial question - accepted Flag number 4: very low quality - declined. For the ...
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Why were these “Very low quality” flags declined?

I flagged both this and that answers for "very low quality". The former because it's just a link without even a minimal summary, and the second because it isn't comprehensible whatsoever. Both were ...
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Flag for comment declined

This is the question: XPages arhitecture I have flagged a comment under the question with: "its not spambot - delete this comment please" My flag was declined. Was it correct declined?
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I flagged a link-only answer as “not an answer” but my flag was declined [duplicate]

Earlier I flagged this "answer": Please used this tutorial here I flagged it as "not an answer" since this is how we are supposed to flag link-only answers, but received the following response. ...
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Not an answer flag declined [duplicate]

My flag as not an answer on the question https://stackoverflow.com/a/16470416/656600 has been declined with this message, "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Saw two “not constructive” flags [duplicate]

I saw two "declined" flags I'm supposed to have cast on this question. I do, however, remember being sympathetic with the OP and it would seem odd that I cast two such flags. Also shouldn't those be ...
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What should we do in the event that an answer is absolutely incorrect?

Today, I received this comment about an answered I flagged: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer Now, it doesn't matter what the ...
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Why was this “not an answer” flag declined?

I flagged this answer for moderator attention, marking it as not an answer. This flag was declined because "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". ...
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Why was this flag for not an answer declined?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer", however it was declined with the reason "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". The entire answer is "Do ...
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When an answer answers the wrong question, is it Not An Answer?

Looking at this comment and the response to it, I'm a bit confused: Just to clarify. I shouldn't flag an off-topic answer as "Not an Answer" right? Example: OP asks "How do I append a string to ...
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Declined Flag question about “Not an answer” [duplicate]

So I recently got a flag declined so I'm just posting the question here to ensure I'm on the right track with what to flag. The answer I flagged doesn't attempt to answer the question and just ...
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Serial downvoting flag declined, what gives?

I initiated a close vote against a question on Stack Overflow based on a meta post (now deleted) by the same author. Because I expected something to happen, I checked the original poster's profile, ...
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Since moderators are just asking users to flag a custom “Link only answer,” can we permanently make this a flag option? [duplicate]

For a couple weeks, moderators have been declining not an answer flags on link-only answers: declined - Please don't flag link only answers as 'not an answer': When should you decide whether to ...
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NAA, or just bad answer? [duplicate]

This question basically boils down to "What is the difference between X and Y:" What is the difference between having <%# Eval("State") %> in your aspx page or <%# DataBinder.Eval(...
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Is this a real answer?

Regarding this answer: How to play .mov file in Android devices using default player? .MOV not supported in android. I've flagged it as NAA, because it basically reiterates that .mov files are ...
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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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When is an answer not an answer?

Whilst reviewing answers I came across an answer that was several paragraphs long and I imagine that without reading it there are those who might consider it to be ok and happily move on to the next ...
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My flag was declined on an answer that didn't answer the question [duplicate]

I flagged this question the yesterday while I was trying to solve my own issues building my Android project. I flagged it as needing moderator attention, while it meets the criteria for "not an answer"...
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How to deal with cross-site exact duplicates?

These questions: https://superuser.com/q/595977/173718 https://stackoverflow.com/q/16571901/1014938 Are exact duplicates, so I attempted to flag one as such, and got an error message along the ...
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More informative flagging history for comments

When we enter the flagging history for our account through the number link in our profile, we get a nice list of flagged questions/answers, and on the right a summary of the number of helpful, ...
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Either I need clarification on the 'Not an answer' flags or it needs a new description [duplicate]

First of all - I'm not going to bitch and moan to moderators in this topic. I'm here to ask clarification because I've had a flag declined and I really have no clue what I did 'wrong', or how to avoid ...
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My helpful flag was declined [duplicate]

Yesterday I flagged a question as not constructive on meta. It was declined by moderators, then I thought that the post was a constructive one. But I saw now that the same post was closed as not ...
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Only dismiss flags of the same type when one is declined as not a valid flag [duplicate]

Highly related: Dismiss flags on the same posts with different validities Similar to the above but narrower in scope, only dismiss other flags on a post if they are of the same type being dismissed. ...
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Understanding why this not an answer flag was declined?

I was reviewing the list of flagged posts, and came across one that was marked as "Not an Answer". The full response was: i have same problem, pls answer to this I agreed with the existing flag, ...
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How long should one wait before flagging as NARQ? [closed]

Recently a question came up on SO which was very poor and IMO it was not a real question*. I considered some options, but ended up leaving a comment and a downvote on the question; hoping to prompt a ...
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How do I custom flag an answer as a “Link only answer”? [duplicate]

I usually flag answer containing only a link as "Other" and write a comment to the mod such like "Link only answer". Anyway the flag was declined with the statement: Links only answer – 4 hours ago ...
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Review top voted feature-requests with status-declined

There are many feature-requests with "status-declined" https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/status-declined  or "by design", that have high number of votes.  They should be considered for ...
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Is this a pattern of “Lazy Moderation”? [duplicate]

If even there is anything like "Lazy Moderation" this sure is not rightly worded by myself. But why are so many of these flags I do on obvious VLQ QA accepted as helpful? I also need to ask the other ...
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Why was this 'not-an-answer' flag declined? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer as Not An Answer (NAA), because while this does point the OP in the direction of the correct answer, the answer as written should be a comment. In the event the answer gets ...
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One user is putting another user in the pillory on his profile page. Is it really ok?

I found a user's profile, where the user puts another (already suspended) user in the pillory in his description. It is not me, but I think this behavior is not ok. So I flagged it, but my flag got ...
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Declined “off topic” flag confusion [duplicate]

I try to pride myself on being fair and efficient when raising flags on SO and am trying to keep as high of a ratio for helpful:disputed(and now declined) flags as possible. I raised one today for a ...
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Declined Not an Answer flag [duplicate]

First, I apologize for yet another declined flag post. However, this question specifically states: "I don't need to be able to go from string to value again." And this answer specifically answers ...
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Why was this flag declined? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer on StackOverflow because it has absolutely nothing to do with the question that was asked. The comment that was given was: declined - flags should not be used to indicate ...
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Why answering own question with techical mistake is an answer? [duplicate]

I believe I couldn't explain my question with this title, please feel free to update it. In earlier today, I flag this answer as not an answer. https://stackoverflow.com/a/15911344/447156 This ...
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Should I continue flagging for this kind of problem?

Generally I flag for the users who do/get false serial upvoting. Since now I have found many users getting upvoting. Generally I do flag for a moderator attention for this kind of actions. I found ...
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A non-constructive flag declined on a non-constructive post

I flagged the question https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/175204/212576 as a Non constructive one at ~3 AM IST(2013-04-04 20:40:46Z). It was declined by a moderator; yet, the post/question was closed 2 ...
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Flag on nonsense rejected, and I don't know why [duplicate]

Take a look at this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/11898022/1709587 It doesn't seem like any kind of attempt to answer the question, and it's hard to guess at how it came into being at all. The ...
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Flagged needed mod attention, question closed by mod, but flag declined? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything specific regarding this as all flag questions seem to address the flag in particular, that said: I usually wouldn't post anything like this as it is just a flag, and the ...
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Why was my flag for “too localized” declined, but the question closed with the “too localized” reason? [duplicate]

I flagged this question as too localized. Today I looked at my flagging history and saw that my flag was declined with the message flagging questions to beg for help is abuse of the flagging system....