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Is there any situation where it's appropriate to flag a comment on a deleted post as "No longer needed"?

I know that deleted posts are hidden from the majority of the viewers, and same goes for the comments that were on the posts before they got deleted. There is still the option to flag such comments, ...
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Please reinstate flag option in low quality review queue

In the Low Quality review queue we need a flag option. (Which we used to have not so long ago). A simple example which would have been best as a comment, instead I'd need to leave the review queue, ...
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Is flagging a bunch of "thanks" comments OK?

I made a SEDE query to find all the comments that contained thank, the @ character, weren't saying yes/no to something, and were less than 20 characters. The query is here. It returned over 1400 ...
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Why was my "not reproducible" flag declined on a fixed issue?

Today a new answer was posted on Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1. The issue seems to have been fixed since 2014 by default on all sites. This makes the issue described in the ...
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Is there a better way to permanently stop the spam questions?

I just saw the post as Coin~~Ba$e!!&upp0rt Number ™+⥙【↶ퟷퟖ+1.555⍨555⍨555↶】 ☎️ ๑۩۞۩๑ $$$$$$UMG$$$$$ Is there a permanent solution to stop these spam posts? Yes, I flagged the question as spam and ...
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When NAA includes rude language - red flaggable?

I know that the general rule for rude language is to edit it out if possible rather than knee-jerk red flagging it just for a few swear words or inappropriate terminology. So, for example, a post, ...
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Flag notices on nominations are confusing for moderators

The new election system has solved several problems with regards to flagging nominations and comments (both were badly needed), but the UX has fallen down in a weird way. I visited the SO election ...
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Add a more obvious way to handle non-answers in the First Answers review queue

Let's go through a typical First Answers review of a non-answer from the perspective of a new reviewer. Here's what you see in the queue: It looks to me like I should pick one of those actions on the ...
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Can flagging off-topic MSE questions be made easier?

We see lots of questions posted on MSE that aren't anything to do with the running of the network and I habitually have to click a few times to get to the correct reason for flagging. Would it be ...
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Spam flag if it's off-topic but doesn't actually link to product/company, but profile does?

This question was posted on Stack Overflow today: I already know that recycling is the best way to dispose of our computer equipment, according to me almost each and every part of computer are ...
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Adjust the Help Center text about flagging a question for moderator attention to have it reopened [duplicate]

Currently, the Help Center article about reopening closed questions says: If a moderator (user with a ♦ symbol after their name) closed the question, then you may flag it for moderator attention. ...
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I'd like to see rude/abusive flags raised on my posts

I participate on a site which discusses a lot of science. I got an answer of mine edited and I thought it was because I had compared a certain exoplanet to hell. I just rolled back the edit, then a ...
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Confusing "The Question" text in "convert answer to comment" dialog box

As a first-time mod in an SE site, I was confused by the extra text "The Question" that shows up after the question ID in the text field of the dialog to convert an answer into a comment: ...
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Improvement to "Our system has identified this post as possible spam" text [duplicate]

While reviewing a post in the Triage queue on SO, I (barely) noticed some text, centered with the article, and very slightly spaced from the question body: Our system has identified this post as ...
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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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