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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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Low-quality duplicates of answers

It would be pretty ironic to answer a duplicate question about duplicate answers, but: There are some meta questions about duplicate answers, but they sort of assume that the answers are of similar ...
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What is the official SE process/procedure for handling abuse disclosures?

I've come to understand that on the rare occasions when someone posts an abuse disclosure to a Stack Exchange site that they're handled similarly to suicidal posts. I've heard that there's a pretty ...
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Closing questions because answers are off-topic

Usually one asks for closing questions that appear off-topic. But what about questions with answers off-topic? It happened few times that I've asked a specific question and I've received a lot of ...
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Add an “answer in comments” flag reason

Answers in comments are a thing comments aren't for. It's an issue enough for RPG.SE and for IPS.SE that we have meta topics saying not to do it, and on the site I moderate, "answer in comments" or ...
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Clicking the “flag” action link on a notified-as-edited question results in wrong internal page state [duplicate]

When trying to flag a post (question, in this case; I haven't tried with answers, but I suspect that it works much the same so may have the same problem) which is being edited, it seems like the page ...
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Zero flagged messages in chat

What's the meaning of icon with zero flagged messages in chat? It happens occasionally, not permanent. In normal case there is no icon at all.
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Where are my closed votes on questions? [duplicate]

I read Where can I see my flag count / history?. However this only shows the flags I've done on comments. I've flagged questions voted questions to be closed as duplicates, but I don't see them! I ...
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Chat flags for room owners?

Recently it happened that a familiar high-reputation user from another room came into one where I am RO and notified me that there were flagged messages. I thought that if you were in a room and ...
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You can only post 1 time each day due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network

I have been an active user lately on Stack Exchange Mathematics. If anyone can checkout my profile, I have posted my answers along with questions that I asked just to know if I attempted them ...
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How can communication of moderator actions be improved?

Currently there is very little feedback to users for the actions of moderators. If you flag content, there is no notification that the flag has been considered, no way to determine the outcome of the ...
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When flagging a post or comment, provide a freeform text entry field for all reasons, not just “other”

I'm an elected diamond moderator on one site, and a user of several others. I think it would be extremely helpful for our flagging process if users had the option to enter freeform text explaining ...
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Don't age away spam/rude/abusive flags

Currently, spam flags and rude/abusive flags age away in 2 days if not acted upon. This doesn't really happen on active sites, but it does happen elsewhere. (For example, I have four aged-away spam ...
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Duplicate flagging reason description requires the 'original' to already have an answer [duplicate]

When flagging a question as duplicate, the description of the action that provides the premise behind the flagging choice reads "This question has been asked before and already has an answer.". I was ...
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Clearing red flags shouldn't undelete a post that wasn't deleted by flags

Today I saw a red flag on a post that was already deleted. That's fine; we want red flags to survive deletion. The post wasn't deleted by flags; it was deleted by its owner, who probably didn't even ...
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Deleting a post shouldn't clear auto-flags about comments [duplicate]

If a user has too many comments deleted through rude/abusive flags, the system raises an auto-flag on one of the posts where this happened. This helps moderators notice patterns of behavior that we ...
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Is there a way to get just my privilege to (in)validate flags in chat revoked? [duplicate]

Because I have 40.3K rep across all Stack Exchange sites, I get that blue orb above my avatar whenever someone flags something in chat, with the options to validate or invalidate a chat flag. I don't ...
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Why didn't this question go through close votes review?

I flagged this question as off-topic, but my flag aged away. Since I'm not aware of Meta having the same problem with close votes as Stack Overflow, I was curious to see why my flag aged away, so I ...
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Introduce answer-deletion reasons [duplicate]

Proposal When flagging an answer for deletion or voting to delete an answer, users are opted to select a reason for deletion from a list or enter a custom reason (much like when flagging/voting to ...
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Can an account used to create a post marked as spam from 6 users still be used to create new posts?

When a post is flagged from six users, the post is automatically deleted and blocked from the Community user. What happen to the account? Can the account still be used to create posts, maybe some ...
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Should I flag my closed question after editing to receive attention?

I worry that my question after edited won't be seen. Should I flag it? And in case it's still not qualified to be reopened, can I ask on the flag to tell me which one are still unclear?
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An option for flagging comments in mobile view [duplicate]

There is an option for flagging comments in the desktop version, whereby comments can be flagged as rude or abusive. This option is not valid in mobile view, only voting on comments is available. So, ...
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Is inviting for a survey SPAM? [duplicate]

This question popped up, and got for sure quickly downvoted and delete-voted in 7 minutes. Anyway: it reads: I am undertaking a research study on the use of communication API tools and am looking ...
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Is it appropriate to flag feature requests to get attention from CMs?

I have seen some feature requests that have no involvement by a CM on the post (no comments, no answers, no edits). It may be possible that they have not seen that feature request. In such case, would ...
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Chat flag button has wrong hover text

The flag hover text on the chat is wrong. It says Moderator flags are seen only by the site-moderators, and should be used to indicate serious issues with a message, and other administrative issues....
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Allow us to review on the spot

This post was inspired by a post on MSO from a moderator. Current we have to go to the review queue to handle a pending flag on a post (like NAA/VLQ). Sometimes you come along an active post which ...
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What's the equivalent to “Awaiting response” from bugtrackers on SE?

When users of a bugtracker get asked a question like "Does this still happen?" (on old reports), "What do you mean by [...]?" or similar important questions and they don't answer in weeks or months, ...
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When a flag is quickly accepted as helpful will moderators still look into it?

I answered this question yesterday, and I later noticed another answer. The question was about strings and stringbuilders, and that answer was talking about strings in general. Basically a lengthy, ...
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Can't recommend close questions in LQP if previously flagged [duplicate]

My personal habit of browsing SE is: View the first page, and flag some questions Irrelevant: Answer questions that I can Clear the review queue Now notice the 1st and 3rd things. I flag OT ...
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Revisit the ruling on vulgar language?

While we merrily close questions asking about profanity and vulgar language usage on Stack Exchange as duplicates of Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites? the ...
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Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?

Flagging multiple comments on the same post is a massive pain. I spend about 70% of the time just sitting there waiting for 5 seconds to pass to be able to flag another one. Since we already have a ...
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How to get my own question migrated to an unlisted migration site? [duplicate]

If I post a question and afterwards realize it's better more appropriate on another site, what is the best way to get the question migrated to another site if the site is not listed in the migration ...
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Wrong wording in error message when running out of daily flags count

I ran out of flags, the error message is shown for further flags as you can flag for mod's attention only x times a day. Even if I raised some other flags. Here I am raising a duplicate flag, ...
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Concerns about the FAQ about high-priority (red) flags

In the FAQ, it says Each flag carries an implicit downvote for calculating the post’s score; it does not affect the caster’s reputation, however. I'm not sure what an "implicit" down vote is. Is ...
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How to handle well-formulated duplicates vs bad original question [duplicate]

Problem I came across one of those questions that must have been asked before. While searching for the same question on SO, I stumbled upon this question, which asks essentially the same thing. So ...
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Chat flag handling options are ambiguous

Recently, I saw a chat flag message pop up. The dialog looks like this: It presents 3 options to handle the flag: valid, invalid, not sure. These options are ambiguous. Does "valid" mean "this flag ...
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Add a link near aged away flag to reflag it again

It will be very convenient if we can reflag aged away flag (after 14 days of course) just via one click. For example it can be like this:
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“Possible vandalism” (comments) flag is confused about who's who

Under (elided) circumstances, a user deleting lots of comments quickly can cause an auto-flag. It looks something like this: A list of posts with deleted comments follows. There's just one problem: ...
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What phrases can lead to an instant comment deletion when flagged? [duplicate]

One not-so-well-known hidden feature of Stack Exchange is that, if a comment contains certain phrases, they may be instantly removed after a single flag. For instance, any comment beginning with +1 ...
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Inner spaces not detected on the client side

Need of moderator intervention flag requires at least 10 characters to enter for describing a problem. Before you do it Flag button is disabled. But if you enter something with inner spaces, e.g. + ...
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Notification for resolved flags [duplicate]

Is it possible to get a notification when one of our flags has been resolved? This request is similar to this question, but I think it would be good for all users, not just the first few flags. Aside ...
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Can I link to a specific question when flagging a duplicate on mobile?

Recently tried to flag a question as a duplicate from the mobile app (Android). I was presented with a list of questions to select as the duplicate, bit wasn't allowed to suggest another question. ...
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How do you deal with comments that are incorrect and dangerous?

First of all, I've searched and could not find a similar question, but it seems strange since, it seems to be a common problem. If somebody already asked this, let me know and I will delete/close this....
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When will a post be deleted on request?

I had a not-too-interesting answer on Stack Overflow, which was closed as duplicate after some clarification by OP. After a day or so, OP (a ~700 reputation user) started complaining that the ...
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Fighting the ignorance of basic grammar rules, what exactly is allowed and what is not?

There is a phenomenon that many people simply ignore the most basic grammar rules of the Latin languages on the sites. Mainly: They don't use sentences They don't use capital letters They write "I" ...
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Is there a way to view a list of the flags you have cast [duplicate]

I tried looking at my user page, but I cannot seem to find a "flags" tab. So I was wondering: how can I view a list of all the flags I have cast on a particular SE site? Can I, in the first place?
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Disabled button not visible in flag dialog on some sites

Three days ago, I posted the following question on MathOverflow's Meta: Since a while, it's possible to retract a flag by opening the flag dialog again and clicking the 'Retract flag' button. Of ...
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How to be a good reviewer?

TLDR: My thoughts about dealing with low quality content in scope of limited resources, like edits and flags. Introduction (this is long and perhaps little boring, so you may skip directly to The ...
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When flagging a comment I get “The app submitted an invalid request”

I recently tried to flag a comment as obsolete but when I clicked on the Flag button, this came up. In case it helps, here is the post on which it was commented. Unfortunately the comment has now ...
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Don't automatically clear the possible comment abuse flags when a post is deleted by the owner

The new possible comment abuse flag is raised whenever a user adds many non-constructive or rude comments. Yesterday, a user added 4 rude comments, thus raising the flag. 4 minutes later, they ...
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Why have flag options for comments disappeared from my account?

I don't know the reason why flag options have disappeared from my comment section. Is low reputation a reason?