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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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Why was a flag on this “I have this problem too” answer declined?

This answer is, in my view, an "I have this problem too" post, but my flag as "Not an answer" was declined. The text of the answer is: I also have this problem with Samsung galaxy Tab 2 (with ...
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Flag was declined for exact duplicate, but clearly it is an exact duplicate

So I flagged the question Conditional CSS for Internet Explorer 10 only as a dupe of the question How do I target only Internet Explorer 10 for certain situations like Internet Explorer-specific CSS ...
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A flagged post was declined, how do we deal with what may be deemed as “incorrect”?

Hmm okay, I know moderator's actions are final, but are we allowed to question their decision? Case in point is HERE Now, I flagged that as very low quality (Another had already flagged it as NAA), ...
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Moderator declined an altogether wrong answer

I recently flagged this answer, used the other option and put the following as the text: This answer is accepted, but completely wrong. And got this as the response: declined - flags should not ...
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Why was my flag (too localized) on my own question declined?

I asked this question a while back: Why do I get an Access Violation in atio6axx.dll when calling glBindBuffer? I ended up never finding the answer, but I rewrote most of it with some help and the ...
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Categorized views in past flags (helpful/declined/disputed)

I like to know it when I do or see something wrong. So I really like our flagging history (x moderator attention flags, y deemed helpful, z declined, etc.) I specifically find the declined / disputed ...
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An answer to a wrong question: flag was declined

A user posted an answer to a question (now deleted) in which he asked a totally different question. Some time later, he posted another answer where he gave an answer to his question. I flagged his ...
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Request to mark bountied question as a duplicate of another

This question's problem is identical to this one (with accepted answer)*. However, I cannot vote to close it as a duplicate, because there's a bounty on it. According to this meta post, the only way ...
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Having issues with declined flags, I don't get it right

I've just wanted to ask this question: Difference between declined and disputed Than I've found this question which is too similar to what I have What is the difference between disputed and ...
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Why is this answer not “not an answer”?

Usually when I get a declined flag I can look at it and say, "OK, that makes sense." This one I don't get. It was in the 10k tools and had one "not an answer" flag on it. I agreed with it and flagged ...
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Flagged question for low quality declined - was I wrong to flag it? [duplicate]

I came across a question yesterday that consisted of a single sentence (with poor grammar to boot), followed by a load of poorly formatted code. I flagged it as low quality and it has since received ...
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Custom flag incorrectly declined [duplicate]

I flagged this question ("convert my perl code to PHP") as "Too localized and off topic". My flag was declined. The reason I flagged it that way instead of using the closing tool is that I had used ...
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Flag for migration declined

This is the question: Is this a good way to code a struct for logged locks via the 'using' construct? I have flagged it with: "belongs to codereview.stackexchange.com" My flag was declined with: ...
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My flag has been declined, yet moderators did what I asked them to do. What gives?

This question was closed by vote as "not a real question", because the title has not been very descriptive. I improved the title, and put in a flag asking moderators to reopen the question. The ...
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Flagged potential double account - got declined because double accounts are not forbidden [duplicate]

Today (Wednesday) I flagged a question for the following reason (names anonymized) : Most probably again a double account of user ******** (stackoverflow.com/users/*******/******). This question ...
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Declined flag in helpful flags [duplicate]

In my helpful flags (on profile page), there is a declined flag, which doesn't seem right. Is this a bug? Here's the flag: This flag comes in my helpful flags I did realize that the flag was not ...
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Only show unhelpful flags when clicking unhelpful flag count

On user accounts, there is a total count of a user's flags in the following format [total flag count] ([unhelpful flag count]) Both the total flag count and unhelpful flag counts link to /users/...
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“Not an answer” flag incorrectly declined

I flagged this answer as "not an answer", because it isn't. I was in two minds whether to flag it, but only because it might be seen as sour grapes on my part (which I don't think is the case). ...
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Reasons to decline flag

In related to, but not only because of declination of my flag ([Note2]) I wonder if moderators shouldn't be pushed to select/write in the reason why they declined the flag. This would give users ...
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Flag for copy and paste answer declined

This is the question: C# XNA - Read .txt file and create 2D array This is the answer I have flagged: flag And finally this is an accepted answer: accepted answer The accepted answer is from 12.03....
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Allow us to decline custom chat flags

Recently I've noticed a few custom flags (mostly coming from a particular room), where a user custom flags a message just to get the attention of a site-specific mod. (e.g "reopen this question plz", "...
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Why was the flag for other: “Too Localized, …” for this question declined?

I flagged this question as "Too localized. The problem was a syntax error of misplacing a quote.", but my flag was rejected. To be able to flag correctly in the future, I would like to understand why ...
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Questions on when to flag

I raised a flag on this answer because the information in the answer is incorrect. The person who answered put gci = Get-Content which is incorrect. gci is the alias to Get-ChildItem not Get-Content....
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Add new predefined 'decline flag' reasons

When moderators decline flags, they have several predefined reasons to choose from, as well as the ability to type in a custom message. There are several phrases I still find myself typing in ...
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Changing the decline reason wording

As a moderator on ServerFault, when handling not an answer flags I find myself rarely reaching for the very first option in the Declined reasons list. This is the option that reads: Flags should ...
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Question flagged as offtopic - flag declined - question then closed as offtopic - flag remains listed as declined

In this instance when a question is closed for a particular reason, would it not be better to then mark any flag with the same reasoning as "helpful" even if the flag had been previously declined by ...
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Request for clarification on a flag decline [duplicate]

Just wondering if someone could clarify the reason as to why my flag was declined for an answer on this question (I have added the link to the answer which has been deleted but anyone with moderator ...
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Was my flag declined unfairly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? I have flagged an answer to my question as "not an answer" (which it absolutely isn't) and got it declined with this reason: "...
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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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Moderator declined flag

When I flagged this question. That question is not much explained, I saw the question time, it was a hour before and two people left the comment as what you have tried, no response from question made ...
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Why a flag (Not an answer) is declined?

I flagged this answer as not an answer. It was declined by a moderator with the reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it It's very clear that the post ...
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When should a flag be declined?

I have already seen this post, but it is from the Era of Displayed Flag Weight. Also, it talks about moderating SO/SU (where flags are as rare as hay in a haystack and flag weight is a bigger deal). ...
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All users should see their flag history as soon as they make a flag

This is described in more detail here. Rather than waiting for the first flag to be positively handled, as soon as a user makes a flag, they should be able to see a history of the flags they have ...
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Is there a way to respond to a declined flag verdict?

I just flagged an answer that was, well, not an answer. Checking my flagging history, this was declined in error, or possibly due to a bug in the system - see screenshot: Is there anyway to politely ...
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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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Understanding the rejection decision of a flag [duplicate]

I spend a decent amount of time on Stack Overflow reading questions and answers, so I also end up flagging a lot. Yesterday, I flagged this answer as not an answer because: it only contains a link to ...
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Not An Answer flag on Link Only Answer declined without action

I went through the 10K mod tool flag queue and flag this link only answer as not an answer, which got rejected. Answer text (full) is: For those wondering, here is another website showing a way to ...
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A simple case of answer-copying by a spammer - so why was my flag declined?

I recently noticed this answer by a new user with an ad link in their profile, which copied the post below it verbatim besides removing the phrase "So to sum this up" at the beginning. The ...
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How is this answer a valid answer?

The following answer to this question came up in the Low Quality Review, and five users (including myself) thought that the answer firewall thing firewall thing firewall thing firewall thing ...
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Is this really not spam?

Today I flagged this answer as spam. I thought it was really obvious, user linking to a site with same name as the user, the link was also in the profile. Additionally the answer seemed rather content-...
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Why is this question about Netbeans off-topic? [closed]

Disclaimer: I am not an active member in Stack Overflow, so I don't know more about Stack Overflow's standards. I saw this question which is closed as off-topic, and says: Questions on Stack ...
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7 duplicate-code answers with non-disclosed, self-promotional links contained; flag denied

I made this flag on this post 7 copies; self-promotional: https://stackoverflow.com/a/13182703/237838 https://stackoverflow.com/a/13182681/237838 https://stackoverflow.com/a/13182647/237838 ...
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Is it forbidden to use “Other” flag for link-only answers? [duplicate]

I flagged an answer 10K only link that looked like this: This is not my article but have a look at <external URL> which looks like it will work for you. I used the "Other" flag, with a ...
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Should I flag an answer linking to a duplicate question?

Doing some flagging, editing and general cleaning up on SO being one of my hobbies, normally when I encountered answers that are generally nothing but a link to a duplicate question or one of the ...
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Declined Flag on Answer of Old, Closed Question

I came across c#.net convert date yyyyMMdd to system.datetime format.? while performing a Google search on a related topic. The question was closed as a duplicate two years ago. Still, it is ...
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Flagged answer as spam; it was deleted; flag was declined

There was an answer posted on this question that was a link to a guy's personal blog, not to a specific post or anything. The only other thing he really said in the answer is that you might find ...
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Should minor edits by the OP cause “very low quality” flags to be disputed?

I'm basing my question on a "disputed flag" I just got, and these two threads: What happens to a disputed flag? What is a disputed flag? It looks like "disputed flags" come from two places, either: ...
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What the heck?! Blatant *Admitted* duplicate gets declined with bizarre statement?

I don't flag overly much these days, but I just had a flag declined with "We should learn to love duplicates."(!?!) The reason seems like a bizarre non sequitur to me. Personally, I already "love" ...
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What information about declined flags on posts can moderators see?

I recently flagged a few migrated questions because they created or held open inappropriate tags. One of these flags was declined with the message "Why not remove the tag from the question yourself?...
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Adding irrelevant images to an answer is acceptable?

A few days ago, I came across a question which has totally irrelevant images. Is this allowed in Stack Overflow? I raised a flag to the moderators but I received a reply as declined - flags should ...