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Where can I find explanations about flags? [duplicate]

I know this is a newbie question, and most likely a duplicate, but for some reason can find it. Were do I find the explanations about flags, what they are in one compact place. I resonantly flagged a ...
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Flagging “Comment” Answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Feature Request: Ability to flag an answer as “not an answer” or “should be a comment” Should moderators be able to convert answers into comments? I'...
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Allow me to flag my own comments as obsolete

note: this is not a dupe of this - that one regards flagging ones comments as offensive because they were in 'a bad mood' when writing them. This request is about flagging my own comments as obsolete. ...
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flag number not disappearing [duplicate]

Browser: Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 on Xubuntu 13.04 I recently experiencing the issue that the flag number is not being removed when I click on it and the popup tells me that there is no flag ...
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This post has now been deleted

I was flagging an answer as not an answer, and I got the message "This post has now been deleted". Wowee! Did my flag, like, totally nuke the answer? Or was it something that happened independently ...
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Mod flag for plagiarism [duplicate]

If I raise a moderator flag pointing out blatant plagiarism, and the OP deletes the post (perhaps because of downvotes, or because someone points out the plagiarism), what happens? Does a moderator ...
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My flagging is not deemed helpful [duplicate]

I am flagging posts on SO which do not appear to be helpful to the site. If the flag i raise is helpful then why is my flag marked as disputed/not-helpful. Most of the questions I have flagged have ...
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Can I have more flags, please? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Brother Get Some More Flags, Please? So I've used all my flags for the day. It's time to sit back and relax, or ... since I have some free time to spare, I could ...
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Explanation why a flag was declined

I flagged this answer as not an answer. It was declined by a mod with the reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it When I read the OP and the ...
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How do we show the full post on the Moderator Flags page (like the Suggested Edits page)?

The past few days I've noticed I have a button to review moderator flags on the stackoverflow toolbar, and I'm assuming it's because there's over 200-300 flags and my rep is fairly high. I looked ...
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Error on flagging posts, after browser update

Have just tried flagging a post (actually tried 3 different ones) but I keep getting an error dialog on submission An error occurred during submission I did just update my browser to FF4 if that ...
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Let me suggest migration when flagging, to clarify that the flag is not for closing (problem with flagging on meta sites only)

Edit: This problem exists only for meta sites, so I am reclassifying it from a feature request to a bug. On a site where I have a little over 200 rep, I just wanted to flag a question that I think ...
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No, I haven't already raised this flag (not here, anyway)

So for whatever reason I was going through stackoverflow looking for questions that had slipped through the retag/migrate net. I found this question, which clearly didn't belong on SO, and probably ...
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How do we flag a room in chat?

There are already obscenities just in the room descriptions, how do we flag a room?
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/tools/flagged flag removed but post remains

The /tools/flagged page included a link to Broken Java 3D Graphics with a flag on the rage-edited second version. A user reverted to the original; I voted "invalid flag" because the situation had been ...
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What is the difference between “flag” and “close” buttons on questions? [duplicate]

The flag seems to put in a close vote as well, but the close vote doesn't flag it necessarily? If that's the case, what's the point of the close button?
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Add tooltip or link to “Inform moderator flags remaining” in Flagging dialog

When I opened a flag window, I've seen a message "11 Inform moderator flag remaining". There is no hint, how this number is calculated, when it reduced, increased or reset. I had to search in meta to ...
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What to do if my flag on answer, that is obviously invalid, is disputed? [duplicate]

I am an active member on Stack Overflow and usually love to read all the questions and answers to improve my programming skills. Recently I found an invalid answer and flagged that answer as Not an ...
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Discrepancy on minimum characters required between browser and iOS app

Copied verbatim from: Discrepancy on minimum characters required between browser and Android app (as requested by Kasra) Problem: When you are flagging a comment as other, you are required to enter ...
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Why would I want to flag my own answer? [duplicate]

I found out that I am able to flag my answer on Stack Overflow. But I did not press ok. It appears to be an accepted answer. I believe there is no use of having this option for my own answer because ...
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How do duplicate (and other closure) flags from low rep users work? [duplicate]

I have been trying to find out how vote-to-close flags from users with less than 3000 rep work, but I can't find the kind of information I want, not even from the help centre or FAQ. I have gathered ...
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Confusing flag detail

When I see the flagging history in a user profile it's pretty confusing, the reason being: Marked as point 1 and 2 it shows what flags were deemed helpful. Why does it show it at both places? ...
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List off-topic sub-topics in flag posts documentation

Could you add an enumeration of the "off-topic" flag options to https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/flag-posts? I didn't realize that (unintuitively) buried at that third level was an option I ...
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Flagging questions for migration to a beta site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make it easier to use Code Review as a chocolate bar burial facility Could beta sites like codereview be included in the list of sites that questions could be migrated to? Or ...
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Should I flag questions where no research was shown?

What should I do when someone simply asks us to do something for him without showing any research? What if I have commented to a user on his answer that this should be a comment, not answer and ...
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What happens to pending flags when an account is deleted? [duplicate]

What happens to flags waiting for review for an account, when that account is deleted? Are they deleted with the account or do they stay in the queue anonymised?
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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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Flag question “Belongs on other stackexchange site” needs other ui. I missed an option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: More options when flagging for migration When flagging https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9941749/how-to-boost-module-cron-run-or-save as off topic on SO (following Which ...
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Limit spam flags towards the same user

Originated from here: Are people abusing spam flagging as a cheap way to gain flag weight? Related: Gaming the system with spam flags As shown in the past, sometimes Spam-Flags are just not used the ...
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Flagged wrong answer - FAQ too unspecific?

This is the problem at hand: Is this a valid float comparison that accounts for a set number of decimal places? --Explanation why the answer is wrong skipped-- So I asked myself what can I do if ...
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Allow moderators to mark flagged question as answered [duplicate]

The scenario is a user (often new user) posts a question on the site, some person(s) take the time to write a solution to the problem, the OP leaves a comment thanking the answer poster for solving ...
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Flagging posts as spam from chat

I usually see new posts for the first time as they're fed to chat. If it's spam, I can flag the feed message, but not the original post. I need to follow the link to the question to do that. Wouldn't ...
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Flagging post that really does not have anything to do with a question and is wrong in addition

I flagged two almost identical posts (first and second) to a question that asked about a non-trivial way to get around a language limitation, which the OP apparently fully understood. It was obviously ...
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Offering a bounty for a flag

Today I had an idea: making people able to offer a bounty for a flag, just like you can offer bounties for questions. So, you could be able to offer a small amount of rep (5 to 100 for example), to ...
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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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Too many of my flags are active; is there no one to review/decline? [duplicate]

I am talking about moderator attention Flags I have flagged many questions, some of them were reviewed very soon but some still remain active. I have some active flags that are older than a month. Is ...
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Feedback when a comment gets removed by moderator [duplicate]

I have this habit, of making snide remarks on questions of poor quality. In the vast majority of cases the question ends up being closed anyway, and I only add my comment after the question has ...
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“Legions of insanely-pedantic users”: not against the be-nice policy?

I read the following comment on meta: So far everyone has missed the REAL reason why SE sites will always be freely-accessible: legions of insanely-pedantic users. Doesn't it go against the be-...
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What to do with users having access to moderator tools?

Have a look at these Stack Overflow questions, here and here. Doesn't it fall under the following flag category? Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem ...
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Improve the description of “not an answer” flag

There's a tl:dr waaay down at the bottom, though the juicy bits are the most important tbh. I didn't understand the approach to using "not an answer" flag. I do now from a discussion with Robert ...
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Down-vote inspection per request

Just a feature request, most likely will be bashed down, but whatever, I will pour out what I have on my mind, which I think would address something. There should be a way to report/flag ridiculous ...
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Remove the max flags per day restriction for good flaggers

This is the second time that I've hit this cap: Given that out of my 697 flags, I've only had 15 declined, I feel that I'm trustworthy. Instead, I can't flag crap until tomorrow.
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People without a minimum number of up-voted questions of their own should be restricted from flagging or suggesting edits to other's questions

I think people only answering questions sometimes lack empathy with people asking questions since they are seldom in that situation. I use "empathy", deliberately, as distinct from "sympathy". With "...
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Is this a pattern of “Lazy Moderation”? [duplicate]

If even there is anything like "Lazy Moderation" this sure is not rightly worded by myself. But why are so many of these flags I do on obvious VLQ QA accepted as helpful? I also need to ask ...

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