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Questions tagged [flags]

For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc.

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Are comments visible to mods while reviewing an answer flag?

Are comments visible to mods while reviewing a flag on an answer? Does it vary by site? I understand that mods are busy, so I want to make sure to communicate better in the future. For context, here'...
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Allow posts older than 7 days to be flagged as VLQ

I find it strange that we cannot flag posts older than 7 Days as Very Low Quality. I have read this answer from Shog9 and understand the reasonings for why the time limit was implemented in that ...
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Rankings regarding “helpful flags”, “edited”, “vote count”?

The "gamification" is mainly built around reputation, so it is straight forward to get a ranking of community members by reputation points (example: Stack Overflow). I did a bit of searching, but I ...
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Could we have the ability to flag a question as “answers are out of date”? [duplicate]

I've often come across very popular questions (usually on Stack Overflow) whose answers date back as far as 2008, even though the question is still relevant today as 2019 approaches. It has ...
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Cannot open flag dialog, incorrect error message after casting final close vote on question

After I cast the final close vote against a question, if I attempt to flag it, the flag dialog refuses to open, and gives me an incorrect error message: This question has been put on-hold since you ...
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Can a low rep user ask a moderator to set a bounty for a question?

I have a question with no answers on Stack Overflow. Can I flag the question and ask a moderator to set a bounty on it, because I don't have enough reputation to start a bounty on my own?
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Should 1-off bad reports in First Post/Late Post queue be reported?

Say we have this review: This is an obviously bad review here, as the post should have at least been met with a flag/comment, as this is clearly NAA. My question boils down to the following: Should ...
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Can we flag questions with content/trigger warnings?

Part of my daily routine is to go to stackexchange.com and see the hot questions. Today this hot question was up: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/21575/how-can-i-fix-my-relationship-with-my-...
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Where can I check my flags? [duplicate]

I can't find where to find the flags raised by me. I saw this link Where can I find the flagging summary on my profile? But there is no flags count below my profile views. Where can I check my ...
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How to not keep alive a chat room?

One year ago, I was helped by one of the Stack Overflow users to solve a technical issue and he opened a chat room to better understand my problem. Just today by serendipity, I found out in Google ...
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What should be done here on Meta in case the close vote queue gets filled with questions?

Currently, there are a lot of old SO-specific meta questions laying around on this site, asked back when this site used to accept them, before the MSO-MSE split. While many of these have been closed ...
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Re-mark declined flags as helpful if the question is later put on hold/closed for that reason

When I flagged this question on Android Enthusiasts for being off-topic (it's a development question), I got my flag declined without a stated reason: However (almost a month later!) the question has ...
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What are the differences between spam-flag-nuking and moderator manually validating spam flags?

What are the differences when a post is deleted for 6 spam flags or a mod spam flag (or R/A flag) deleted by mod and pending spam flags manually approved? One thing I know is the -100 rep penalty is ...
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Have a 'migrate' link in addition to 'share', 'edit', and 'flag' links under a question

If it's not possible to directly migrate a question from a link, the link could just pop up a notice saying "Use the 'flag' link and request migration from a moderator". Either that or have a label ...
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Flagging a question in a different language

I spend a lot of time in the Triage. More and more I am seeing questions that are in a different language, I have been flagging these questions as "off topic/unclear what you are asking" and leaving a ...
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What sort of UI does a moderator see when processing flags?

I've had a few flags declined from time to time that make we wonder what the UI looks like for a moderator when reviewing flags? The odd fat-finger aside I suspect a few things that throw some reviews ...
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Should the Teacher badge be encouraged so soon?

I've seen that the Teacher badge (first answer) is the second recommended badge after Student (first question). It's encouraged by the "Go get it" button. Why are we encouraging newbies to answer ...
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Can't retract Very Low Quality flag on question [duplicate]

Earlier today, I cast a Very Low Quality flag on this now deleted question. While it was still pending I couldn't retract the flag; instead of a Retract Flag button, a disabled Flag Question button ...
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How long does it take on average for moderator flags to be handled here on Meta Stack Exchange?

Here on Meta Stack Exchange, I've noticed that it can take over a month for my moderator flags to be handled, which is even longer than it takes on many beta sites. I understand that this site has no ...
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How to avoid serial voting/flagging when you discover a “very low quality” user

I came across a low quality answer today on a certain exchange, so I downvoted and flagged it as VLQ, then moved on. The next question I saw on the same site also had a low quality answer by the same ...
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Do not show “X flags remaining” on sites where I'm a moderator

Whenever I open a flag dialog on Ask Different, I see that I have 100 flags remaining. This is simply not true; as a ♦ moderator I have an unlimited number of flags. The simplest solution is ...
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What should we do when we find a rude chat message which is old?

I recently came across a chat message which is rude in my opinion. I thought about flagging it but hesitated thinking that it might not be the right thing to do as the comment is old (actually it was ...
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Editing of comment after flagging

Suppose: I flag an abusive comment The person who posted that comment edited out the abusive part. How will a moderator be able to determine if the comment was abusive in the first place? ...
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Keyboard-only users cannot flag questions or answers

One of the baseline principles of web accessibility is that all functionality of a site should be available via keyboard navigation alone. It's an important baseline to accommodate those with muscular ...
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Let mods flag comments (without deleting them)

There are at least two use cases when moderators really need to flag comments: when the comments to be flagged are on their own posts (e.g. someone tells a mod to go get lost under their own post) ...
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Should jokes posted as answers be flagged?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, but my flag was recently declined with this reason: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer ...
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How to flag rude and/or irrelevant comments?

From an admittedly cursory reading of Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct I see that much has been said and, apparently, done about "rude" comments. Personally, though, I ...
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Is it possible to find out whether a post got into the LQP review queue by an automated process or by manual flagging?

When a post appears in the review queue, it is possible to find out whether it was picked by software or whether it has been flagged manually? I recall seeing this message on some posts in the Low ...
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If the flag link is missing from a locked question, how do I flag it?

I would like a question to be unlocked for the following reasons It was never voted by the community as being off-topic It was therefore never closed. There was no edit or flame war It was so ...
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Thanks Dialog not in place when flagging for “No longer needed”

I just flagged a comment as it was no longer needed, over at The Workplace. After flagging, the new "Thanks for flagging" green dialog appeared, but it was positioned strangely (near the corner of the ...
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Can we have colour coding on our comment flags, for both user accounts and mod dashboards?

We don't have colour coding on our flag summaries for comments: But we have them for some post flags: For the users flagged summary and from the back end of the user account, the mod dashboard, can ...
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Allow edits by flaggers to push to the reopen queue under appropriate circumstances

Example The following events happened to this question: The question was asked being in a very unclear state (IMHO). I flagged the question for closure (not having the close privilege) due to being ...
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Why can't I recast aged close votes and flags that were cast a long time before the change allowing recasting?

In March 2015, a change was made to the close voting system, to allow users to recast close votes and close flags 14 days after they age away. However, according to this post, apparently votes that ...
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How to Flag Revision [duplicate]

Is there a way to flag a revision for a moderator? The edit on this answer, https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/51695450/2, should be rolled back but I don't have that option and don't see a way to ...
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Why was “no longer needed” renamed “not relevant”?

On July 31st, the "no longer needed" flag reason was renamed "not relevant". Many have complained about or questioned this change (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4), but the only official post I've been able to ...
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Can VLQ flags on answers raised by >2k rep users count as recommend-deletion votes instead of behaving like regular flags? [duplicate]

I've crossed 2k rep on a site and I frequently use the VLQ review queues there. However, I've noticed that there's no change in the system's behavior when I raise VLQ flags: my flags are simply sent ...
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Should I downvote an answer (no added value) posted on an already well answered questions?

I have noticed that users answer questions that are very old (example, 10 years old) with an answer that is basically the same thing as the accepted answer. There are users from 2018 answering these ...
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How do you flag questions on the mobile app?

I’m wondering how you can flag questions on the mobile app. For instance, flagging a question that is off topic. Is this possible to do on mobile? Thank you! Edit: As I posted this question, I saw a “...
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Retracting duplicate flag should remove auto-generated comment [duplicate]

Now that we can retract flags, I think when a duplicate flag is retracted, the comment that was created as a result of the flag, should be removed as well. This has a bit to do with this question: &...
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<50 reputation users can't delete comments that were posted on their behalf

Some preface: I have an alternate account that I'm using to gain rep in order to help test/build bots for the SOBotics community on stackoverflow. Bot accounts are essentially users, and they need 20 ...
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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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“thanks for flagging” popup gets messed up when the comment is automatically deleted

For some comments, the comment is automatically deleted when you raise a flag. This includes certain keywords and short +1 comments. But when you raise that flag with the new comment flag interface, ...
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Remove the “thanks for flagging” popup after the user has raised a number of flags

Currently, whenever anyone flags a comment, they get this popup: or, more recently: I personally find this really annoying, especially since I flag a great many comments a day (on the order of ...
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What will the comment flag dialog look like after our new CoC has been shipped?

In response to this: Did the comment flag dialog change? Will there be future dialog changes? The answer gave an overview of what will be changing. When the Code of Conduct ships, we're replacing ...
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In the flag summary, put the pending flags on top of old ones for flags on the same post

When viewing your flag summary, you are presented with a list of flags, sorted by post. If you flag a bunch of comments on the same post, those are all listed together... including pending flags on ...
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Is it OK to mass flag if they would be helpful flags?

I'm currently part of Android Stack Exchange, and there are tons of things to flag there. APK building help, app recommendations, phone suggestions - and even spam. So many, I have almost used all my ...
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How to remove or correct blatantly incorrect answers when the poster refuses to update

I've seen "answers" which are simply factually wrong, and have commented on those "answers" to correct it, even providing the proof of the facts, but the posters are simply refusing. I've tried ...
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Mod flag for plagiarism [duplicate]

If I raise a moderator flag pointing out blatant plagiarism, and the OP deletes the post (perhaps because of downvotes, or because someone points out the plagiarism), what happens? Does a moderator ...
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Deleting own questions ban [duplicate]

Followup of this question: How can a question banned user fix their questions if they're deleted? And the answer for it: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/230660/ Since I don't have 5 reputation, ...
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Flagging a comment displays the word “flag”, changes to image of red flag upon reload

Since this change was just rolled out, I noticed a bug in flagging comments. When I submit a comment flag, the vote and flag buttons change to the word "flag" in red-colored text: Then, after I ...