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Are moderators notified about flagged comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does comment voting and flagging work? Since the comment-flagging-system is pretty autonomous (enough flags and the comment will be deleted and a punishment will be issued)...
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Adding a “Should be a comment” flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature Request: Ability to flag an answer as “not an answer” or “should be a comment” Often I see answers like "Thanks!" or "This wouldn't work in IE" ...
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Can flagging comments be disabled on a specific SE site?

On English Language and Usage I flagged a comment, but it doesn't appear in the list of the flagged posts (I have access to the moderation tools, until the site is in beta phase). Does that mean ...
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Character counting bug when flagging a post

If you flag a post as 'requires moderator attention', you have to enter a reason of at least 10 characters. Padding out the reason with spaces reduces the number in the "enter at least X characters" ...
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You can deduce how many flags a post has

Now that the -1 for flags is denormalized, you can find out how many flags a post has if you have more than 1000 reputation. Real life example: A question looks like this alt text http://www....
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No confirmation question on second comment flag

Not a big deal, but I just flagged two comments on the same thread, but I only got the "Really flag?" question on the first flag; the second one went right through. If that's of importance: I was a ...
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Do down-votes influence the amount of spam-flags required for spam-deletion?

As previously mentioned, we're trying to de-spam ScienceStack. Should I also down-vote spam or is flagging sufficient to get rid of it?
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Spam-flagged post not deleted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undoing a question deletion that had a deleted answer brought the answer back? This answer was flagged as spam 6 times, and in the revision history it claims to have been ...
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Minimum character limits in comments / Moderator flagging

There is a character limit in comments, that makes it appear that it can be circumvented by using spaces. This no longer works, as the server will detect the empty spaces i leave at the end of my ...
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Flag reviewed by same moderator?

I really feel that I got the short shrift on this question. Honestly, it's not a very good question. I posted it because I was trying to post source code to a programming forum on CodePlex, it wasn't ...
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Should off-topic answers be flagged as “Requires Moderator attention”?

I've come across situations where the question asked is "How do you do X in Java?" and one of the answers is "Can someone help me do Y?" Should I flag that response as “Requires Moderator attention”? ...
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Area51: How do I flag a user? (And, Area51 policies therein?)

I'm aware of the SOFU policy on "flagging users" (you don't, you flag their posts instead, and hope a keen moderator takes notice of the user's bad patterns). SOFU Policy on Flagging Users Flag ...
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Update Notification for Questions and Answers Closed-for-Dup

I would like to encourage users to look for dup questions before posting questions, and users to look for duplicates rather than throwing in new answers or copying answers from the dup and pasting ...
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Irresponsible answers on SO, should we flag them?

In case of a 'working' solution but a dangerous one, should I flag it as 'Requires Moderator attention'? I see lots of these, mostly server side web related answers with serious security problems. I'...
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How can I find out the close-vote reasons for my question?

Suppose I have asked a question and someone votes for closing it. The thing is I just can see the number of close-votes ("close(3)") to my question. But I can't find the reason, why they voted for ...
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What happens to *comments* when flagged? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does comment voting work? I've been searching meta but can only find posts about flagging questions and answers... What happens to comments when they're flagged offensive? ...
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What should the threshold for deletion of comments marked as noise/spam be?

How many times should a comment be marked as noise/spam before it is deleted from the site?
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What is considered as noise if it comes to comments?

We've got the option to flag comments as "noise, offensive or spam", offensive and spam is pretty clear...but what is considered as noise? I mean, sometimes people drift off into a discussion which ...
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Should I be able to flag a post for moderation more than once, after first issue has been dealt with?

This question incorrectly got closed as duplicate. I voted to reopen, but rather than wait for the required numbers to pass by and agree to reopen, I flagged it and asked for it to be reopened. ...
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comment up vote removes comment flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow flagging a comment after upvoting it per Cancelling upvote on comment? when an (possible accidental) upvote is made, then the flag icon is removed. As it is really easy ...
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Flagging a question as spam votes “no” and gives the owner more rep

I just flagged this question as spam while it was at 1 Yes / 1 No, refreshed, and the question then had 1 Yes / 2 No. I also noticed the owner got +5 rep for that No vote (and no -2 which I would have ...
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Flag button makes users wary of asking for moderator attention

The attitude between what Meta says and what the flag hovertext says is conflicting. The flag hovertext says "flag for serious problems" and Meta's attitude is "flag if you need a moderator to take a ...
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When to flag a comment?

Back on Name server registration, I flagged the comment asking for his post to be marked as accepted. This was because it is not useful to the conversation, but other than just being tacky, is not ...
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How should I flag this answer?

I ran across this in my forays through SF. I want to flag it. Personally, I find it offensive (to my sensibilities), but should I flag for moderator attention?
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Please allow users to flag deleted questions for moderator attention

Deleted questions lack the "flag" button, preventing us from flagging them for moderator attention. This would be useful if someone feels a question was unjustly deleted, and would like a moderator to ...
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Increase character limit for the reason field of “requires moderator attention”

While I certainly don't want to write a book every time I flag a post, I find the current 150 character limit way to strict and most of the time I can't explain properly the reason for which I flagged ...
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Repeat Flag Offenders

Should there be some kind of ♦ mod notification, or even automatic suspension, for users who are repeatedly flagged for spam/offensive content? By flagged I mean flagged the whole six times complete ...
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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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Why do the websites of stackoverflow never get inappropriate posts

I have been an active member of most of the websites of Stack Overflow for the last couple of months now. In this time I have never seen an inappropriate post of any kind. By inappropriate I mean a ...
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Double downvote by flagging as spam AND downvoting

Currently it's possible to cast 2 downvotes on a post. You can flag as spam, thus casting a free downvote where you don't lose the 1 rep, and then actually downvote. It might be that you can't cast ...
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What should 10k users do with flagged answers?

Every once in a while I take a look at the tools page and see a high number of flags - like right now. And there is indeed some pretty spammy stuff in there. It's fairly self-evident what to do with ...
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Add the ability to flag your own post for moderator attention

I asked a question yesterday that is no longer relevant and have voted to close it as such. I was thinking that flagging it for moderator attention would be a good idea to expedite the process, but ...
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Closed questions continue to be beaten up by downvotes

I personally think that if a question (for example, this one) is closed, it should not allow any further changes: comments, answers, edits, down-votes, or up-votes. In order to make modifications to ...
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Should non-migrated questions be flagged for a moderator?

I just noticed that this question is closed as "belongs on meta", but not migrated (I think migration wasn't available at that time). That's not a particularly big problem in this case (there are ...
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Is it allowed to post “Did anyone find a solution?” as an answer?

Is it allowed to post a "did any body get any solution to the above question" as an answer ?? Example : this
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After Adding Migrate Flag, Auto-Migration after 10 Such Flags

There have been many posts about having a flag for migration, but I think that if we were to have such a flagging option, we should also allow users to specify what site they believe the post should ...
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Why can't we see how other people have flagged a post?

If I go into the 10k tools, I can see the number of flags for offensive and spam for all flagged posts. Is there a reason why I can't have this information in the flag window as well, so before I ...
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Do flags get migrated?

When questions are migrated to another site, do any flags on that question (and any of its answers) get migrated to the other site?
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Function to flag users as spambots

StackOverflow probably needs a function to flag users, not only questions and answers. Case in point: SO tools: new posts by recent users. Looking at the few first pages, it appears that almost all ...
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Do I have the right of appeal after losing rep?

I think a post of mine (now deleted) was unfairly flagged. The guidelines on flagging a post clearly state that it should only be used for something which qualifies as hate speech or abuse. I ...
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What's the difference between closing as spam and flagging as spam?

Update: The "spam" closing reason has recently been removed. Original post: As far as I know, a user gets a 100 rep penalty when one of their posts is flagged as spam often enough. I just noticed ...
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Is my flagging data/history anonymous to volunteer/elected moderators?

Do volunteer/elected moderators get to see who raised a flag on a question, answer or comment, or are users who raise flags kept anonymous?
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Being Helpful vs. Being Hostile and why SO is supposed to stand out from the rest

I sent this to team@stackoverflow.com and they felt it would be a good point of discussion and suggested I post it here... Votes and flames on StackOverflow First off, I want to say that the site is ...
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Remove time expiration for obscene flags

It has been stated by Jeff that flags for obscenity have a small time limit. This means that 5 or 6 (?) people have to flag a post within a few days for it to be deleted for obscenity. Unfortunately,...
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How long do you wait before re-flagging a post for moderator review?

Since there is no way to tell if a moderator did something other than to see it done (no email notification), how long do I wait for the fix before flagging the post again? In the specific case that ...
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Am I annoying the mods with my flags?

Yesterday, I were flaging some tag abuse, some continous spamming by the same user and some poorly worded questions. At one point I started making silly jokes, hoping that the same mod would view ...
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How to categorize closing a valid question dealing with using pirated software?

For what reason should I select for closing this question? https://superuser.com/questions/10673/activate-windows-7-ultimate-with-home-premium-key It deals with using a leaked copy of windows 7 and I ...
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Flagging a deleted comment will tell you that that comment no longer exists

If you flag a comment that happens to have been deleted before you flagged it (probably because several other people have flagged it) then a red box is displayed that states that that comment no ...
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Add notes (for mods to see) to flagged comments

Can we get the ability to add a note/message to flagged comments? When I say note/message, I mean a message that is visible only to the admin/moderator who comes across your flag. Not to the community ...
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How do I use the “Requires Moderator attention” option?

How do I use the "Requires Moderator attention" option (when flagging a question)? As far as I can see there only a Cancel button. I don't know how to send off the text for the "Requires Moderator ...