Questions tagged [declined-flags]

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

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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, but ...
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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 ...
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Did my flags get rejected because of flagging this spammer? [closed]

Account 1 and account 2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5725074/how-to-get-masters-project-highest-in-google-search-for-mis510proj?noredirect=1 (deleted now) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Why cannot this post be taken as spam?

My flag got rejected by flagging as spam on this post: What is a columnar database? It's not an answer, just a link to a blogspot.com post The author has recently joined to post just that The author'...

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