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What was the "invalid flag" flag? What was the "10k flag queue"?

In an older version of the flagging system, flags were handled by two main queues. The diamond moderators, obviously, could see and act on flags at will; that's one of the main jobs of being a diamond ...
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What causes a recommend closure flag to be marked disputed, versus helpful or declined?

This is a feature which is a part of the new Triage review queue. When reviewers determine that the question Looks Ok and requires no further action, the system automatically dismisses all pending non-...
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Disputed flags and triage

The short answer here is that when a question is triaged as anything other than Unsalvageable, any pending Spam, Offensive, Very Low Quality or Close flags will be marked Disputed. This is done to ...
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Categorized views in past flags (helpful/declined/disputed)

I've written a userscript that utilizes nicael's pagination/sorting bookmarklets to add this to your flag page: Just be careful not to click the buttons too fast – because you're requesting every ...
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(Flags) Leave Open ~ Declined, Looks OK ~ Disputed?

A long time ago, both types of flags had the same type of behavior. Both would place the post into the respective community review queue and the private moderator flag queue: If review comes to a ...
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Categorized views in past flags (helpful/declined/disputed)

I think it's just the great idea. I made a script which will load all of your helpful/ declined/ disputed flags. To use, first go to your flags history (http://{some-se-site-there}.stackexchange.com/...
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Do disputed flags count towards a flag-ban?

Disputed flags don't count towards flag ban. At present, there is a proposed feature-request by Brad Larson to mark a flag declined instead of disputed if the community unanimously votes against it. ...
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Why was my flag disputed?

If an answer is wrong - downvote it. If an answer isn't trying to answer the question at all - only then flag as not an answer. This could be the case for answers like Me too Anyone found the ...
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Categorized views in past flags (helpful/declined/disputed)

This was implemented today (thanks to Oded) and you are now able to filter your flag history by using links in the sidebar.
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Disputed flags and triage

Marking a question as VLQ is there to push it into the Triage queue (now). It's there to say that some sort of action is needed in that queue. It doesn't make any sense to use that flag from the ...
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"Low quality answer" Flag was declined, however post was ultimately deleted

Flagging an answer as VLQ is saying that the answer is so completely an unrecoverably terrible as to merit immediate deletion as there is neither any value there, nor any potential for an answer that ...
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What will the status of a flag be if the OP deletes the question before triage completes?

The flag would have been disputed by the triage review process. If the review completed as "Looks OK" or "Should Be Improved", any flags on it will be disputed. The OP then decided to delete the ...
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Disputed flags count for spam, offensive and comments flags missing in flagging history

This was implemented in the latest build to help clarify the flag history a bit. You will now see declined, disputed, waiting for review, aged away on any flag where that status might apply. As ...
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