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Questions tagged [flags]

For questions about the flagging process, how flags are handled, etc. If you have a question about chat flags, use [chat-flags] instead.

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Don't clear the custom flag message when dismissing the window

It has happened with me a lot of times, when the text I wrote was cleared after a flag dialog was dismissed. Please, don't clear the message, when window dismisses.
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A place to make notes on the mod dashboard

When there are some special circumstances related to the mod's flags section (dashboard), it would be really useful if moderators could make brief notes concerning a certain flag right on the ...
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Allow flagging after close vote exhausted [duplicate]

Motivation As the 2nd largest SE community, Math.SE has been attracting a plethora of problem statement questions (PSQs). With the help of 10k tools and the chat room CRUDE, it's not surprising that ...
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Any pending spam flags on answers are dismissed if the question is (self-)deleted

This question is related to a post that showed up on meta.SO today: it seems like (self-)deletion of the question dismisses pending spam flags on answers. This appears to be a bug, since this post (...
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Are old, link-only answers not-an-answer?

Yesterday I stumbled upon this answer due to the question being bumped. It is, by the official definition, considered not an answer: If you strip the markup (link), you are left with NO useful ...
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Flags description uses different number of moderators

There is inconsistency with the number of moderators in the recently added section for flag description (emphasis is mine): helpful A "helpful" flag is one that moderators or other trusted members ...
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Question with rant about “downvote trolls” and saying “eat a cock” - rude/abusive flag disputed? [migrated]

I flagged a question featuring this paragraph as "rude or abusive": PS. The reason Stack is one of the worst places to get any help is become we have all these downvote trolls. Don't bother ...
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Safari - overlapping boxes on mobile flag page

On Safari when I went to my flag summary I noticed the Rude or Abusive and Pending boxes overlapped each other: This doesn't happen with other flags like Not an Answer of Low Quality as they don't ...
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Is the flagging message “we take your reports seriously” generic or specific?

I created this account about a year ago, and have been flagging things steadily (if infrequently) since then. After I submit a flag, I get a pop-up reading Thanks for flagging! We take your reports ...
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Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? [duplicate]

Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? Or are some "dirtier" fields like politics and law exempt from the rules? I have had unfriendly comments posted on my questions about ...
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Does “attacks a person or a group” include attacking a person who isn't a user of the site?

When flagging a comment, one of the options is It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. This comment attacks a person or group. Learn more in our Code of Conduct. and the quoted section of the ...
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Come across a post that needs flagging but ran out of flags

Say if I come across a post that needs to be flagged. For example, it is SPAM, Rude or Offensive or Not An Answer. Then I realise I have reached my daily flag limit. What should be done to alert ...
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Allow me to hide the “what are flags?” banner please!

Recently, this monstrosity popped up on my flags-history page: Can we please have a way to dismiss that banner? It sticks around even when I move to the subsequent pages of flags. I really think we ...
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Comment flag reasons with the link to CoC

What is the reason to separate the first two items in the comment flagging popup? This sepation makes me to think hard is I choosed the correct one. Furthermore, just imagine that the user has ...
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People vote reputation, myth or reality?

Hypothetic situation: You answer a question, a couple of minutes later another user with much more reputation than you post the same answer. And that's all for you in that question! All votes go ...
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Is it appropriate to flag another comment “no longer needed” after writing a similar, more precise one?

I just came across a question on Stack Overflow, and asked the OP to enhance his problem statement. Another person did the same in parallel, ending up with: Now, I am simply wondering: is it ...
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Which flag to use for questions that are not minimal? [closed]

It is quite common to enconter a question such as this, which is not a bad question; it has a description of the problem, some code, and the desired outcome, but is simply not minimal. My question is,...
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Should I worry about my aged away flag count?

So on Stack Overflow, I have a lot of aged-away flags. The helpful flags to aged away flags ratio seems out of balance. I have 38 helpful and 21 aged away. I only have one retracted, and it was ...
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Allow unflagging comments [duplicate]

I recently flagged a comment as unfriendly/unkind, but after returning to it after some time, I think I may have made a mistake. So can we be allowed to unflag comments?
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Turn VLQ flags on questions into red flags on selected sites

The very low quality flag is intended to mark posts that are unsalvageable and need to be removed as fast as possible. In the past these flags also had an automatic downvote from the Community user. (...
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Description of single item is weird when flagging the own post

When I flag a post where I'm the original poster I see the following popup where only one item can be selected: There are no items above (and below too), and I’m not sure that current wording is ...
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Flag as “a duplicate” vs “should be closed -> duplicate of”

I recently noticed that there are two very similar flags that can be used, "a duplicate" and "should be closed -> duplicate of". They look like they should accomplish the exact same task, and I don't ...
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Why should a flag be declined if it was correct at the time? [duplicate]

A question was posted a couple of days ago that was blatantly off topic. I do not yet have 3,000 reputation here so I am unable to vote to close a question. Instead I flagged it with the "Blatantly ...
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Should an Answer deleted by a moderator have a different/informative “can't undelete” message when voted to undelete?

Background: This question originated here as a genuine point of confusion from a UX message. The confusion was cleared up and the problem solved, but then a UX discussion came up and included ...
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What happens to NAA flag on a local meta?

As far as I can tell, when an answer on a main site is flagged as "not an answer" it enters the low quality posts review queue.1 What happens on per-site metas? On meta sites the only review queues ...
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Add ability to perform simple functions (e.g.: flag abusive and favorite questions) without registering if you are logged in

We block desirable actions when a user isn't registered for a particular Stack Exchange site. For example if a user wants to "favorite a question" or raise a "rude or abusive" or "in need of moderator ...
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How should I flag blatantly off-topic questions on Meta.SE: Close or VLQ?

Historically, when encountering blatantly off-topic questions (usually programming questions) here on Meta.SE, I would raise a Close flag (usually off-topic: This question does not appear to be about ...
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How to remove a flag on a comment? The retract flag button won't work for comments [duplicate]

I am wanting to remove a flag I posted on a comment on EL&U, and can't see how to remove it, there is no 'retract flag button'. I can't see how to do it in the help centre and would like to know ...
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The case of the disappearing flag

On October 26th I raised a flag on one of the answers to this Meta question on Personal Finance & Money: Have there been any "Is this a scam?" questions that the answer was "No&...
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New flag overview UI - “dropdown-arrows” used but there's no dropdown action

The UI in the flags overview has received an update with some nice design love, and it looks good. The only thing that bothers me a little is that there's these arrow-style icons (>) in the menu ...
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Can we make it easier for moderators to notice chat flags when looking at a user's site profile?

A couple years ago SE implemented a user dashboard for moderators, making it much easier to see at a glance a bunch of relevant information, including recent flags raised against the user. This ...
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I comment on answer why NAA and flagged but my flag is declined [duplicate]

Regarding this post, I flag NAA and comment on that post. How your answer is different from above answer The post is deleted, but my flag is declined. Why?
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Allow Multiple flags for a single post

When there is a very low quality post, it is flagged as very low quality. If there is an unclear post, it gets flagged as unclear what you're asking. I have seen posts that are both unclear AND low ...
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Add direct link to comment in the moderator flag queue

Whenever a comment is flagged, there are a couple of links in the ♦ moderator flag queue: is a link to the flag queue (i.e. the page you're already on); it points to this specific comment/flag. ...
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Can we handle flags on the same comment separately?

Can we have the ability to handle flags on the same comment separately? Sometimes one flag will be helpful and another will not be and they both will either be declined or marked helpful. Related: ...
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I issued my first flag and got a deduction for it [duplicate]

As my title says, it was the first time I had issued a flag. There was this answer to one of my questions that clearly was spam. It was a clear advertising of a website/application and in no way ...
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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 by Community ♦ for having 6 spam flags from regular users or one spam flag from a ♦ moderator (and consequently, locked by the Community user) deleted ...
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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 ...