Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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Flagged wrong answer - FAQ too unspecific?

This is the problem at hand: Is this a valid float comparison that accounts for a set number of decimal places? --Explanation why the answer is wrong skipped-- So I asked myself what can I do if ...
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Proposed “flagged as duplicate” was declined, then question was edited to propose same link

I do not have much track of flag history, except that I checked there now. I see that it has become "decline" on a flag of "exact duplicate" but the question are closed and moderated into the same ...
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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I flagged Entity framework strings using greater than operator as a duplicate of string1 >= string2 not implemented in Linq to SQL, any workarround?. It was declined with a moderator reviewed your ...
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Is it an abuse of the flagging system to cast both a close vote and flag?

Is it considered an abuse of the flagging system when someone casts a close vote on a post and also flags it for moderator attention for the same reason? In particular, does the above justify ...
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How to flag an answer that does not answer the question? [duplicate]

I have flagged this answer as "not an answer" - the description of the flag is: This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another ...
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Change “helpful flags” line to include number of declined flags?

I like the new line that lists the number of helpful flags you've had, because now I know when flags get approved by seeing an incrementing number rather than a solid "750" all the time. However, I ...
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How do I see which comment flags have been declined? [duplicate]

I have previously flagged a comment and the flag has been declined. I am perfectly happy for the flag to have been declined but I would like to know which comment it is so that I can possibly learn ...
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Flagging answers featuring exploits?

I recently flagged one of the answers in the "late answers" checking? OP: Force downloads on an iphone and add it to the user library. You can use exploit A with version 1.2.3 and you can use ...
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OS related questions on StackOverflow

I recently came across this question on SO and promptly flagged it as: off topic; belongs on Super User. My flag was declined with the reason: a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to ...
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Best practices for “not a real question” flagging. (Or the evolution of a question from not real to real.)

Please understand that I'm not complaining about my flag that was declined. Rather, I want to increase my understanding in order to hone my flagging skills. The basis of my question is this ...
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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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Possibly offensive usernames

I flagged this user as having a possibly offensive name (another example): I said "possibly offensive" because it's possible it's a genuine surname I wasn't aware of, but googleing didn't show any ...
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Ask a question. Answer it. OP just copies my answer as their own

My answer OPs answer (now 10k only) OPs Revisions All the OP did was copy my answer as their own. How is that right? What can I do? And now the OP accepted an answer which did not even help them! ...
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Is this question really “too localized”?

I flagged this question as "too localized," since it referred to an extremely old version of jQuery, but my flag was declined (no evidence found). I assumed that, since this question's accepted ...
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How to handle accidentally posted account credentials [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I've now twice come across a situation where a new user copy & pastes their code or ...
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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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This is Vandalism?! What the heck? [duplicate]

This post was flagged by the system as vandalism, because the user had just deleted five of his old junk answers (need 10K rep to see): Answer 7995793 Answer 7996014 Answer 8024704 Answer 8041394 ...
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Why are more flags on answers getting declined nowadays?

Recently (last month or so), many of my flags on answers are getting declined. I did reach 750 flag weight and I do know what to flag and what not to flag, but I am just giving up on flagging content ...
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Usage of the 'not an answer' flag

Not sure if this is the best way to raise this, but I'm at odds with a flag that was 'declined' as the answer to an old question (which in itself isn't a proper SO question) when the person basically ...
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Seriously. A mod won't migrate?

I posted two flags on this question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/115179/155556 The 1st one was accepted and the 2nd one was rejected. Here is my flag requests: declined - if the user cannot ...
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Two flags declined for the same reasons [closed]

I had two flags declined for the same reason: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention Both were flagged specifically because they required a ...
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Flag Declined although suggested action was followed

I flagged Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery as a duplicate of Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery which are exact duplicates. I voted to close it as an exact duplicate and also flagged it and mentioned in the ...
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Flagging - Exact duplicate flag declined - Why?

I flagged this question as an exact duplicate of this question, which I believe is completely legitimate, as the text for the exact duplicate flag is: This question covers exactly the same ground ...
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Is there a way to respond to declines on flags?

I just received the following decline comment on a flag I placed: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer The flag was placed on this ...
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What kind of answer should be flagged as “Very Low Quality”, but not flagged as “Not an Answer”?

I recently downvoted and flagged an answer as "Very Low Quality". The answer was to a two year old question that already had three correct answers (including one accepted), and the existing answers ...
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My “not an answer” flag is gone and not showing in my history

Some time ago I flagged this as not-an-answer. For a while, link to this flagged answer has been visible in my flagging history (flag was declined in case if that matters). As far as I remember it ...
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Serial flag decliner

Looking back at one of my previous questions here at meta I feel like I was hit by serial flag decliner (someone who makes a large number of questionable declines of flags in a row): Was it a mistake ...
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Was it a mistake to flag these answers? [duplicate]

My not an answer flags for the below answers were declined "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". I am sorry I am kind of sleepy .. but you can read here to get an ...
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When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I flagged an answer as not an answer. Additionally, I left a comment, basically saying that this answer has nothing to do with the question. My flag got declined with the following ...
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Length limit for the “other” field in the Decline Flag dialog

With the new flag decline reasons in place, we have the ability to give a custom reason. It looks like the length limit on that field is pretty small. The flag that sparked this question was about ...
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Proposed flag decline reasons?

As a precursor to adding decline reasons for suggested edits we have added decline reasons for moderator flags. Because flagging for moderator attention can result in some fairly severe unilateral ...
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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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meaning of flag -> “declined” -> flag (other+explanation) -> “helpful”

I would like to understand a few things about a flagging exchange I recently participated in. Exchange went about as follows: I flagged the question my flag was declined I flagged it again as "...
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Should I have flagged this answer as “Not An Answer”?

Today I flagged this answer of Thread exiting message in .Net MVC console as "Not An Answer." EDIT: the answer has since been flagged again and was subsequently deleted by a moderator. To paraphrase ...
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Flagged as not a real question is Invalid but it is closed as not a real question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag deemed Invalid, but question closed for the same reason Mean, Median, Mode, Range - Java seemed not a real question to me, so I flagged it; my flag was marked invalid, ...
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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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Flag should be marked valid/invalid by action taken on question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keep a record of previously-invalid flags Doing a little looking here it seems that moderators have the ability to manually mark flags valid and invalid and that's how it gets ...
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Flag marked invalid even though question was closed for same reason: can I challenge?

I flagged this question as "Not a real question" today, and since then my flag has been marked "invalid" and so I've lost 10 hard-earned flag weight points. However, the question itself has been ...
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Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason [duplicate]

Yesterday I had flagged mysql-select-query, question as "Not a Real Question", and my flag was declined. But when I checked the question today, it had been closed as "Not a Real Question". I don't ...
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Why is this question valid?

I was wondering if somebody can explain why a general question about WYSIWYG editors is considered a valid question at StackOverflow. I flagged it but my flag was labeled "invalid". This Question ...
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Give comment box for 'invalid flag' option

When marking a flag as invalid, there should be a text box, so some logic can be given. For example, it someone marked it 'not an answer', and I want to state why it is.
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Flag or disagree won't let me disagree [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 10k+ users can see flags now, but can't unflag In the 10k tools, in the flags tab, when it shows a flagged post it has a button like so: yet, when I press that button, it ...