Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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Is the declined flags warning a bit overzealous? [duplicate]

I have, on Super User, an about 96% total helpful flags rate (and a Marshal badge). This made me rather curious when I tried to flag a post and the UI indicated that flags had been declined and I ...
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What's the point of review queue if I can't flag anything?

I had 2 flag declined (for marking these two posts low quality: 1 and 2 - which I still believe they are) and having that, I've the error message, when I want to flag another question as part of the ...
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Years-old clearly duplicate questions not closed, weeks after voting to close

EDIT This question is about a general mechanism to draw attention to old questions that have received a new "close as duplicate" vote. It seems that the chances of an old duplicate question receiving ...
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Users with 100% flag decline rates will never know their flags are being declined if they flag infrequently

The flag warning is shown to a user based on flag statistics within a window of 7 days. This means that flag warnings, and by extension flag bans, are optimized for users who flag a lot. Besides the ...
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Recover from flag ban [duplicate]

I get recently banned from flagging. But it's not quite clear to me why? In addition is there any way to recover from this ban? Will it age away and after 1-2 weeks it will be possible again? I'm not ...
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Moderator declined flag “Link-only answer” [closed]

I often try to flag inappropriate content. For instance I flagged the following answers for moderator attention with a message Link-only answer: Support for script_file in Nest library for ...
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Automatic down-votes from spam flags are not removed when the flags are declined

I found two spam flags on https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/161545/drupal-shop-gives-whitepage-on-login which were raised just because the question contained a link to a Drupal site the OP is ...
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“Low quality answer” Flag was declined, however post was ultimately deleted [duplicate]

I flagged this post as "Low Quality Answer" since it was lacking content as well as it had formatting issues. You could have a look at the Revision History to verify. Looking at the revision history, ...
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Please provide a moderator decline that does not penalize flaggers

I recently got penalized for flagging an answer that does not meet Stack Overflow's standards. The flag was declined, and I suspect because it was an accepted answer. In this case, the declined flag ...
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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! [duplicate]

I just got this warning when trying to flag a post: Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! but I dont get this. When I click on ...
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What's exactly the mechanism for showing “Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined” [duplicate]

Yes, yes, yes, I have seen this answer, but it doesn't seem to be the case for me. marking it as dupe because @Animuson clarified thigz. I am getting this message when I click flag on Stack Overflow: ...
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How important is Be Nice? Trade-off between being nice and contributing good posts?

Post too long? Concrete questions at the bottom! Recently I had a discussion with one of the moderators on EE.SE who had declined rude / offensive flags on comments that violate the Be Nice policy, ...
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What's With The “Please Only Flag For Content Needing Mod Intervention” Phrase

I don't understand this explanation for declining a flag: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention I should only flag to make ...
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Explicitly mention who decided the fate of a flag

It used to be that only moderators acted on flags. But now many flags are handled by the community in review queues, and moderators never even see those flags. The feedback users get from flags can ...
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What is the etiquette on re-raising dismissed comment flags?

I am a moderator on Academia.SE. I just dismissed a comment flag that looked familiar. On closer inspection, I saw that I had previously dismissed that exact flag twice, and it had also been dismissed ...
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Community-declined close vote flags should point to the review that declined them

Recommend closure flags are reviewed by the community in the Close Votes review queue. Based on the results of this voting, these flags can be declined if reviewers disagree that the question should ...
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How can we gently prod new users to use custom flags only when needed?

Almost everyone has experienced this from one side or the other. Someone flags a post with a custom reason. A moderator looks at it and realizes that the flag didn't need a custom reason. The ...
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Why is useful to flag a post in Stack Overflow

I just started to review posts in Stack Overflow. By this page, I know why flagging is important. But: Does it have any impact on my reputation? What is the impact on my profile if I have a lot of ...
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Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags

Related: Allow recovery from flag hellban Note: I am not requesting different action in my case; but thought the behavior was worth bringing up. I had 3 declined flags in row recently (it was a bad ...
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One incorrectly declined flag causes a warning every time I attempt to flag a post

I had flagged this post on Stack Overflow as spam. The flag was declined, then later in a meta topic we found it was spam and got deleted as such, but the flag's still marked declined. However, ...
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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 ...
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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- Image Processing ...
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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 answer to 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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