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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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Flagging a question for improvement without voting to close

Just thinking about my post about describing close reasons it strikes me that there are two very distinct kind of questions which are currently being closed: Questions which you believe really ...
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Improve Flagging Options

For folks who do not have the ability to vote to close questions for specific reasons, you are left with few options. You can add a comment with a link to the duplicate, but if you review the flag ...
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Bad grammar in comments

What should I do if there's bad grammar in comments, such as "it's" as a genitive (link is to the answer that has the comment). Does it qualify as "offensive, spam, or hate speech"? Or are comments ...
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Let people without editing rep help fix answers/questions!

I've seen a few takes already on how does flagging work and that there's no need for a cleanup flag open to more than the few moderators around. Jeff's take on the issue is clear, bother moderators ...
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What actually happens when you click the “spam” link for a question or answer?

I have not yet had a need to click the "flag" link, and was wondering that does (I don't want to experiment with some poor, innocent post). Is it immediately flagged? Are you able to retract flags? Do ...
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What are appropriate criteria for flagging a post as spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the spam flag work? The title says it all, really; there's a "spam" criterion for flagging both questions and answers. What is it that makes something "spam"? Is it ...
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Flagging testing questions

Flagging behavior is not particularly well-documented in the FAQs. It's unclear whether or not flagging a question or a comment is an irrevocable action, or whether it will pop up a dialog for ...
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Details about the flagging mechanism

When we flag questions and answers as spam, abuse or requiring attention, how exactly do the moderators use the information? I'm guessing there's a shared queue somewhere that moderators can all see. ...
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Turn answer into comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to convert an answer to a comment? It would be nice to have an action, link, button, whatever to turn an answer into a comment. More or less like flagging, when an answer ...
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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What is proper etiquette when someone posts copyrighted material?

I just ran into an answer in which the author included a link to a PDF book that was licensed only to them. I'm pretty sure this is copyrighted material and the author does not want copies of the book ...
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How does the “rude or abusive” flag work? [duplicate]

It is possible to flag a post as “rude or abusive” (formerly “offensive”). What is the effect of the “rude or abusive” flag? When should the “rude or abusive” flag be used? Is there any way to remove ...
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Flagging a post for moderator review

Suppose I want to have someone with moderator abilities review a post. What would be the best way to flag this? Is there already some standard way to do this that I don't know about? For more ...