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Why does the moderator interface claim this question was closed by Community while it wasn't?

When a post is flagged, ♦ moderators can see which previous actions on the post have been taken by moderators. I was rather surprised that the waffle bar for this question showed that Community (...
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What should my expectations be when flagging in need of moderator intervention?

What should one's expectations be when flagging in need of moderator intervention? In the past ten years, I have done so twice, however, I do not believe I ever received any sort of acknowledgement ...
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The API is unexpectedly retracting flags

I use the Charcoal FIRE userscript to red-flag posts. Today I found this SuperUser question (possibly 10k by now since it's spam) and I spam flagged both the question and answer. The question I ...
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Implement flagger ranking

We have a ranking for most votes cast, for most posts edited, but there is no ranking for most flags. Can we add another tab to https://stackoverflow.com/users that will show the most avid flaggers? I ...
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Is flagging too many posts to add the citation banner grounds for suspension? [closed]

This question arises from my personal experience - Suppose I have a per day flag limit of 90 flags, and I have been incessantly working hard on hunting out bad content across the main site to flag low ...
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How can I see the flag ID of a flag I raised?

I raised a comment flag. How can I see its flag ID? I don't see it on https://*.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/
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Do new meta posts have to be within the current roadmap to be escalated for a [status-review] tag?

Just today, I had a couple flags of mine requesting that posts be escalated using the status-review tag declined as they didn't align with the current topics that are on the team's roadmap. The ...
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How do I report a user who has not posted and has an “about me” section full of spam? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago, I came upon this user whose About Me section was an advertisement. The user has not created any posts. How do I report this user? Other questions said to flag any post as moderator ...
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Should I flag again when the system automatically handles the rude/abusive flag?

After receiving very useful advice in a previous Meta Q&A, a certain troll has seen their posts becoming very short-lived. With the help of other community members, we close, flag, and delete the ...
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Does the SE network have an effective process in place to deal with aggressively toxic users?

I welcome any details that can be shared, but I understand if there are specifics that cannot be. I am primarily interested in whether the process exists, rather than what that process is. What's been ...
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Moderators should be able to reflag spam posts when their spam flag has been cleared

I encountered a spam answer here and flagged it as such. Here is a copy in metasmoke. Later, I noticed that this type of spam isn't noticed by SmokeDetector; one of the reasons is that the domain (...
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I did not flag all these posts as Very Low Quality

And yet, the flag dialog claims I did: It's not every post, but it's a lot of them. For instance, this question and this now-deleted answer (though it stopped showing up on that answer once I ...
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Where has my flag gone? I want to handle it

Where has my flag gone? I want to handle it. The top bar is showing there is a flag to handle. When I click on the blue button I see this: Where is my flag hiding? Note I have refreshed the page ...
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Can the chat message pop-up be inserted after 5 comment “back and forth” argument strategies?

When users complain about a iffy post, they start suggesting edits and then another user gives an explanation on how that edit suggestion is wrong. The users go back and forth, and then suddenly, when ...
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Allow us to see the total flags we have per day

When I want to check how many flags per day, I have to either calculate it (which is frustrating because the number is constantly changing) or wait until either the new day starts or I use up all of ...
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Why aren't rollbacks invalidating spam/rude flags?

According to both FAQ, rollbacks invalidate spam/rude flags. To test this theory and have the accurate representation of what the system does, I flagged this answer as spam and proceeded to roll it ...
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Please add a flag button or something similar to tags

For questions and answers, you can flag it for moderator attention, but I see no such feature on tags. The fact of the matter is 250 reputation is a lot less than 2500, and a lot of useless tags are ...
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Why were my flags declined? [duplicate]

This is kind of a meta-question for Meta Stack Exchange. You may remember my question about a Vietnamese to English translation issue. I realized it wasn't suitable for Meta Stack Exchange, and ...
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It takes two clicks on the X to close a flag-submitted popup

It takes two clicks on the X to close a flag-submitted popup Tested without extensions, on Firefox. I couldn't find similar reports.
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“Move comments to chat” triggers auto and manual flagging and suspension

A recent moderation of moving a comment discussion to chat resulted in a user's comment to be flagged multiple times and the user was hit with a chat auto suspension. No judgement on that users ...
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Where did the “Spam” and “Rude” flags go?

The 'Red Flags' (Spam and R/A) have disappeared as options in the Flag pop-up for both answers and questions (see below). Where did they go?
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Unable to custom flag an author-deleted post that I previously flagged as spam/abusive, as I can't retract my pending red flag

I just flagged a spam post here as spam. The author later self-deleted the post. Due to my as-of-yet pending spam flag (which remains on the post after the author deletion), I'm unable to cast a ...
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Declining spam or rude/abusive flags doesn't trigger recalculation of a post's score

When a spam or rude/abusive flag is raised on a post, a downvote is automatically applied from the Community user. This downvote immediately affects the post's score upon the flag being raised. When a ...
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Get rid of (or raise) the flag limit for reviewers

First of all, I know I only have 500 reputation points on SO, and I'm new to the reviewers team. Yes. But maybe the best ideas can come when you are new, no? Anyways, as I said I'm new to reviewing, ...
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Could we allow for (custom) flagging of our own comments?

While you can flag your own posts (and its sometimes used as a way to get the attention of a moderator), comment flagging on your own comments is disabled. Taking into account that mods can now flag ...
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Let moderators know that custom comment flag will not delete the comment

Could we let the moderators know with a brief message that when they flag a comment with the something else flag that it won't be deleted? I know that all the current moderators will know, but future ...
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Sentence caps for the flags in your flag history

On Stack Overflow, your flag history shows flags you've raised with proper capitalization: Whereas on all other sites, like on Meta, the flags aren't capitalized: That makes it inconsistent, and I ...
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URL text box is no longer autofocused in duplicate flag dialog

Reproduce: Goto any question Enable keyboard shortcuts, and press M F 4 (or alternatively just click Flag->a duplicate) Observe that the text box is not autofocused. (so you have to click on it or ...
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In flagging dialog, IF “too old to migrate” THEN remove the tip “… or belongs on another Stack Exchange site”

I spotted a question which I think clearly belongs on another site. I tried to flag that, and one of the options was "needs improvement", which includes the situation where "This ...
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Add a filter for custom flags in your flag history

In my flag history, there is no filter to view only the "in need of moderator intervention" flags you've raised. I went to find a specific custom flag that had been declined to review it, ...
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Pattern of plagiarism - one flag or flag-per-instance?

I've read What to do when plagiarism is discovered, which says this about a pattern of plagiarism: If it looks like there is an egregious pattern of plagiarism, and deletions seem necessary, flag for ...
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Wrong rate limit message when attempting to flag a comment

When clicking the flag link on a comment, I got the following message (emphasis mine): You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. However, that's incorrect; it was my first attempt ...
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Can I use spam and RA flags interchangeably? [duplicate]

If I flag trolling as spam, or flag spam as rude or abusive, will that be a big deal? Sometimes I come across a malicious post but at first glance I can't tell whether it's spam or trolling. In that ...
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<3k users can raise two flags on the same question using keyboard shortcuts

Normally, you can only flag a post once: once you've raised, say, a spam flag on a question, the system will prevent you from casting a recommend closure flag using the mouse. On one site, I raised a ...
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When I encounter an audit, can I write anything into the custom flag box?

When I review posts and encounter an audit, and I've confirmed that it's an audit that wants me to flag/downvote/close the post (by opening the actual question in another tab), is it a free ticket to ...
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How to “Be precise” without explaining anything

I just flagged a post for custom moderator intervention and I was asked to be precise and detailed in my explanation. And then the box ended with like two tweets length. Seriously? I should be precise ...
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Moderation tools for spam [duplicate]

What kind of moderation tools are available in Stackexchange to delete questions automatically that contain specified keywords or download links? It's been few weeks that I see someone making new ...
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Don't dismiss custom flags when a question is closed by a moderator

Back in 2013, the system was changed so that when a question was closed, any custom moderator flags on it would not be automatically dismissed. However, this seems to only work when a question is ...
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Is it acceptable to team up with other users to cause flag-based autodeletion of comments and posts?

This may be a controversial question, but I think it is important to know the opinion of the community (and hopefully of SE) on this. In the comments on a recent answer to another question, I have ...
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Ticket Smash - How is the backlog today?

In We expect some Q3 projects to be delayed "Ticket Smash" was announced: No tomorrows. No excuses. Ticket Smash on September 8th - September 18th In total we have almost 600 unhandled CM ...
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Are “trigger keywords” matched in mentioned usernames as well?

I have read How does comment voting and flagging work? Comments containing certain "trigger" keywords are deleted instantly after a single flag, regardless of upvotes. The list of trigger ...
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Cannot flag duplicate question if it has the identical title [duplicate]

Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange are identical posts. I tried to ...
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What's up with the new way of categorizing flags?

I know this is something that's been implemented a few months ago, but I never had the time to seriously look at it, and actually post something on Meta. I'm completely lost with the way the flags ...
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How to report bad reviewers

I found a bad review and wondered if it should be flagged. Luckily someone already asked this question. The answer is yes, bad reviewers should be flagged. In my quest to figure out how to flag said ...
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Addressing of flagged posts which need moderator intervention [duplicate]

Specifically, when a post is flagged as in need of moderator intervention what does it mean? A while ago, this happened: Little backstory: I asked a question which was related to a question supplied ...
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Why are certain flags not available from time to time? [duplicate]

From time to time, some flags are not available to me. I would, for example, like to flag this post as off-topic, but the flag is not available for me. (It wasn't before the post was closed, as well.) ...
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Flag message showing as “removed during a deletion” in the flag history

I recently flagged a (now deleted) NAA on SO (10k+ on SO) (mirror for everyone). The flag is shown as "removed during a deletion" in the flag history: What does this mean? Is the flag "...
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Answer in Low Quality Posts review queue without flag

I encountered this Low Quality Posts review queue item on Chess Stack Exchange. I was curious who had flagged it, but to my surprise the mod timeline doesn't show a Very Low Quality / Not An Answer ...
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Warning stating “some of your recent flags have been declined” is incorrect

When greater than 10% of your flags handled in the last 7 days have been declined you'll get a notice in your flag dialog indicating that some of your recent flags have been declined: Attention: some ...
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Allow moderators to see who dismisses or handles chat flags

Moderators have access to a page which shows recent chat flags from all the rooms on a particular chat server. This is a useful tool, however we cannot see who dismissed any particular flag. With a ...

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