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Questions tagged [disputed-flags]

A disputed flag is a flag that was cleared without being considered valid or invalid.

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Can we have a mod tool to prevent posts from being selected for review audits, without invalidating flags?

I've been wanting to ask this question for some time. This question is a clear example of the need for the request: Wrong review question? Quoting from the answer: I handled the flags and ...
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What was the “invalid flag” flag? What was the “10k flag queue”?

Many older questions and answers here on Meta discuss or mention an "invalid flag" flag, often in the context of the "10k flag queue". However, right now, there's no such flag, and there's no such ...
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Allow disputed flags to be re-raised

Since some flags are handled by non-moderators, they may be marked as "disputed" and effectively thrown away. I review a lot in Stack Overflow's Triage queue, so this happens to me with appalling ...
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Is it bad that I have so many disputed flags?

On one site (Stack Overflow), I have 211 disputed flags and 333 helpful flags. That is, I have more than half as many disputed flags as helpful flags. 38% of my non-pending, non-aged-away post flags ...
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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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Rename “Disputed” flag outcome

[Have changed from feature-request to discussion, as my original request was shown to have flaws. Please discuss, push ideas, call me a fool, etc] What is a "Disputed" flag outcome A good ...
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What causes a recommend closure flag to be marked disputed, versus helpful or declined?

I know that this type of question was asked many time, but I didn't find answers related to my specific questions anywhere. At this answer it is explained about disputed flags of types NAA, VLQ, ...
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What will the status of a flag be if the OP deletes the question before triage completes? [closed]

Just a few minutes ago, when I checked my flags. I noticed the following for a question I had recently flagged. The content of the involved question consisted only of the text of the exception. So I ...
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Why was my flag disputed? [closed]

I am aware what does disputed flag mean. I have flagged an answer as not an answer, because in my opinion, it does not answer the question, at least not in a way that it would help the OP and I think ...
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Disputed flags and triage [closed]

Is the disputed flag handled any differently in the new triage review queue. I marked this question as very low quality, after choosing unsalvageable and this was disputed. From what I have read, if a ...
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Do disputed flags count towards a flag-ban?

A long, long time ago there once was a user who asked about the difference between disputed and declined flags. And it references an answer that explains what a disputed flag is. From that post I ...
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Disputed flags count for spam, offensive and comments flags missing in flagging history

In the flag summary page, the flagging history shows the disputed flags count for moderator attention flags but not for spam, offensive and comments flags. I request the community to show that count ...
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Enhance the visibility of commenting rules for new users

It is very clear know that low-reps users understand the comment privilege exist and they don't have it in the beggining... However it is not clear it is about commenting in general and not the ...
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Disputed spam flag

I flagged an answer as spam (relevant question here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22513790/how-to-convert-cmt-files-to-jpg-or-png/22513975#22513975) and the flag was disputed. As far as I can ...
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Spam flag disputed and post rolled back

Some months back I flagged a post as spam. The flag was disputed. I know disputed is not equal to declined. I've got many flags disputed, but this time I feel very bad about it. Why? Because I ...
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What influences mods decisions when responding to flags?

I am not asking What is a disputed flag? Most of my disputed flags (~150) actually come from flagging in the moderators tools marking flags as invalid. I can understand this. But for example a flag ...
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Why were my flagging of posts as being offensive resolved as disputed? [duplicate]

I flagged these two questions as being offensive: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21239379/mapping-webdav-network-drive-in-explorer-doesnt-work-for-certain-url-only Derive from a generic class ...
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Only consider a flag disputed if 2+ users mark it invalid, or stop showing it at all

Background As per the FAQ on disputed flags: A disputed flag is a flag that was issued on a post that then received an "invalid flag" flag from a user with access to moderator tools. Both the ...
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My comment flag may not have been handled correctly. Can someone enlighten me as to what happened? [duplicate]

So I came across an answer, screenshot shown below, for this question. I felt that this answer really wasn't an answer, so I raised a "it is not an answer" flag, but that flag was disputed, but it's ...
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Should this “not an answer” flag have been disputed? [duplicate]

I recently flagged this as "not an answer". It's a link-only answer without an actual link. Full text: For anyone still stuck, codeacademy.com has an excellent practical tutorial on prototypes in ...
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I can dispute flags without 10k rep, and so can you!

So I sent this bug report to SE by e-mail, but they told me to post it here... It seems that anyone can create dispute ("invalid flag") flags on any post, even if they don't have the 10k "moderator ...
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Why is my “not an answer” flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer" but it came out disputed. I think your'e looking for something like this: function createDownloadScript() { if (PayToADeveloper()) { return ...
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Disputed link-only flag. Why? [duplicate]

Today I flagged this answer as "low-quality", since it mainly consist in a link to a blog post and a pretty neutral opinion. The link itself is not really useful too - though interesting, it doesn't ...
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Re-flag of question should replace previous flags marking them as disputed

Since the last changes in flagging I can not flag a post more then once. Previously if the flag I raised became invalid(e.g. if the author edits the post) I flagged the post again to say "my previous ...
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Why is my flag on this question “disputed”? [duplicate]

Curious to know if I did something wrong in flagging this question as I see the flag is disputed? The answer in question is very clearly not an answer to the question at all - not even remotely ...
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Why is this flag disputed?

Recently I marked this answer as 'not an answer', because I read that answers that are "barely more than a link to an external site" will be deleted. However, it is disputed. Why?
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Can I get rid of “disputed” flag stat, if it turned out to be correct

So I flagged a post on Stack Overflow. But it wasn't accepted, so I got a "disputed" in my flag stats. But my surprise 1 hour later, the question was actually put on hold. No edits or anything ...
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Offensive flag, disputed after edit. Will it appear negative on my profile? [duplicate]

Today on Stack Overflow I came across a question which was, I don't know why, filled with profanity in comments and logs. There were so many instances of those foul words that it discouraged me to ...
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Are “invalid flags” flags never marked as helpful when reviewed by a moderator? [duplicate]

I was reviewing flags and I found this answer flagged as not an answer. I disagree with the flag, so I marked the post as having invalid flags. The outcome is disputed - a moderator reviewed your ...
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Why was this Very low quality flag disputed?

I just flagged this answer as "Very low quality", and the flag got disputed. In my opinion the answer fits well in the descriptions of the VLQ flag given here and here. It's not offensive nor ...
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If a moderator reviewed my flag, how was it disputed? [duplicate]

I saw the following in my flag list today: Huh? This doesn't make sense. The only way a flag like this can be disputed is by being reviewed by a 10k+ non-moderator. However, if that is the case, then ...
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Flagging Questions as spam versus editing out advertising links [duplicate]

The Question I flagged as spam this morning was of poor quality (off-topic) but did contain a link to an app store, along with a few glowing words of self-endorsement. First I voted to close, then I ...
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How was my custom flag disputed?

Once upon a time, I flagged this answer as "not an answer", which was deemed helpful, but no action was taken on it. However, I flagged it again recently with a custom flag and I typed in "not an ...
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Guidelines for “Not an answer” flag [duplicate]

I have been reviewing flags and the vast majority are flagged as "Not an answer". However, many clearly represent attempts to answer the question (even though they mostly fail with very poor quality ...
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I don't understand why a flag was disputed

In my flagged post list I've just seen that a "not an answer" flag I raised for this answer has been disputed. I don't understand why and what I did wrong. The post is clearly almost a copy of a part ...
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“Not an Answer” flag disputed [duplicate]

I'm highly curious to know why a particular answer which was flagged by me as "Not an Answer" was rejected with the status disputed? This is the answer I'm talking about. Just to be sure, I double ...
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Disputed flag on question relating to stealing software

Someone is asking advice on stealing Adobe software. Autodesk xforce 2013 keygen tried to read from 0x00000000. And I did reached activation screen. Please help! When I read about disputed flags ...
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“Invalid flag” is wrong, wrong, wrong [closed]

If a flag is marked invalid by another user and found helpful by a moderator, the “invalid flag” flag is marked as helpful and is reflected as such in the user’s helpful flag count. If the flag is ...
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Invalid flags count as disputed

I went through the flag queue and flagged some not an answer flags as invalid. (We have sooo many of these NAA flags, it scares me). Flagging as invalid automatically makes my flags disputed as ...
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Keep the ability to flag the same post again after Low quality flag has been disputed by an edit

When someone flag with a Low Quality Post a question or answer, and someone edits the post, the flag becomes disputed, which means that the flag is automatically dismissed and you lose the ability to ...
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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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Improved formatting after raising a flag?

There was a Question (now closed) asked on security.SE which I found to be low quality and unclear. It was not clear what the OP was asking and he had appended the secret key to the cipher-text (It's ...
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Moderator comment on disputed flag: is that for me or the original flagger?

I see the following on my flag history: invalid flag – 23 hours ago disputed - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer It refers to a flag on ...
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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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I don't understand what happens with a disputed flag [duplicate]

I've read multiple questions that have been posted over the past several months regarding disputed flags, but I don't think I understand the goal of this behavior. Here a a question that I flagged. ...
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Fix the ability to dispute flags

The way disputing flags is handled is rather confusing for anyone not familiar with the arcane details of the SE platform in this area. In some parts the feedback users get is only confusing, in ...
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Disputing a flag should not affect the flag feedback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disputed flags should still give flag weight to users who made the right call Make disputed flags not be “disputed” if declined by a moderator 10k users can dispute other ...
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Why is my flag marked as disputed, but the topic is closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a disputed flag? There are a few posts that I flag, and they get disputed. Then a little bit later the post gets closed. Why do my flags show up as disputed if the ...
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Make disputed flags not be “disputed” if declined by a moderator

Currently, the behavior of flags in the 10k queue is this: If action is taken, either by the community or by a mod, the flag is "helpful" (positively affecting flag weight) If they are marked "...
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What is a disputed flag?

In my flagging summary under the statistics, there is 1 flag listed as "disputed". This is the first time I've ever seen a disputed flag in my summary, so I'm just curious, what is a disputed flag? ...