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To ask about flags, how to flag, when to flag, how flags work, and explanation why flags are declined.

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Flagging posts that answer the question with something the OP has already dismissed

Note: This is a follow-up on Is “Y” really a valid answer to “I want X, and tried to do Y, but it doesn't work”? — because I don't think this is sufficiently answered, or at least doesn't seem too ...
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dealing with a drive-by downvote by flagging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: political downvoting unrelated to a question? I thought i was once advised that if I saw i'd been hit with what looks very much like a drive-by downvoter, like a few downvotes ...
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Flagging statistics omissions

The picture below shows my question. 426 = 417 + 8 + 1 3 != 2 7 != 3 + 1 As far as I know, there are a few things that can happen to flags. They are marked helpful They are marked disputed They are ...
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Question Migrated but my flag was declined [closed]

Today I saw this question and flagged it as Very low quality because as far I know, it doesn't belong here and should be closed or should me migrated. I usually flag a lot of questions as Very low ...
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Why don't flags on comments show up with the rest of my flags?

I've flagged some comments, and that have been removed. Why can't I view the comments I've flagged? Also how do flagged comments affect your flag weight?
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Does this belong on Super User?

I'm seeing a lot of questions like this flagged as belonging on Server Fault. The SF FAQ says quite emphatically that their site is for professional server admins only, so it probably doesn't belong ...
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Why was my “not an answer” flag marked helpful, but the post not deleted?

I flagged this post as "not an answer": I had the same problem as Dan Dyer. I followed slesker's instructions and now my problem is solved. Now, to the openoffice developpers: I really ...
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How should I request for comment cleanup on migrated questions?

Going through the list of recently migrated questions (10k), some of these really need some editing or other moderation. What you see quite often on those questions are comments like: not ...
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Chat flag indicator may be getting shown to unqualified users

I'm pretty sure I don't have enough SU rep to be seeing chat flags. However, I saw the "flagged post" indicator when I logged in to chat just now. Clicking on it produced this screen: I'm guessing ...
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Flag weight doesn't grow up any more after crossing 3000 reputation [closed]

I've now got 3k reputation, acquiring the "cast close and reopen questions" privilege. Since then, I don't know if any of my flags to close questions have been marked valid or not as my flag weight ...
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Move a question to another SE site

I recently flagged learn ActionScript or keep the html5 path for mod attention to be moved to programmers.se, as it was relevant for that site. The question was closed by a mod without any other votes....
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Increasing number of flags

Would it be possible to keep the same formula that gives more flags before 500 and just carry it forward? I don't think that anyone on SU will hit 100 flags (the current ceiling I think). EDIT: See ...
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Can a user remove a flag that they have set?

Lets say a user posts a question. Another user, based on the questions content, thinks that the question belongs on another StackExchange site, such as WebApps, and flags it. Then the other user edits ...
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How should my flagging change when I gain the ability to vote to close?

My rep is going to reach 3,000 soon (2,987 at the time of this post), so I should be able to vote to close soon. How should my flagging habits change when I gain this ability? What should I do when ...
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Flagging Questions as off-topic

When flagging questions as off-topic, and we are given options to choose a site it should go to... What determines that list? For example, if I see a question on SU that I think should belong on the ...
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Flag dialog on low-score answers appears faded out

Related Meta Stack Overflow requests The flag pop up on heavily downvoted answers has grey text Flag popup in review is translucent for non-hidden ignored tags Current status When ...
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Trying to understand why attempting to get recommendations on software products is off-topic

I have a question here: https://superuser.com/questions/313573/recommended-time-attendance-time-clock-systems. It was closed and marked as off topic, but isn't the point of this Q&A to discuss ...
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Clarification of on-topic status [closed]

I don't want to pick on Nestor here, as I think his question is good, but I'm questioning whether it is on-topic. Let me clarify that I'm not complaining about flag weight, I promise. However, I ...
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What is with these invalid flags?

Two of my recent flags were marked as invalid, but I have no idea why. The first one was a duplicate post, only 4 questions below, and was not only closed, but deleted. I flagged it as "Dual post, ...
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Invalid flag but question is closed?

I flagged a question as an exact duplicate, but it was marked invalid and then the question was closed? Was my flag valid or not?
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Revoking flags and close votes

I'd like to be able to revoke my own flags and close/reopen votes. Since it can take quite a while for question votes to accumulate, the questions often change in the meantime. The same applies to ...
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What happens to flag weight when 2 users flag the same answer?

What happens if I flag an answer (or question) and another user does it at the same time (before the flag is addressed by a mod)? If it's for a valid reason and the post is deleted (moderated) - the ...
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Request: make spam flagging more descriptive (optional)

I've recently been on a bit of an anti-spam rampage on Super User. Have you posted a plug for a product you work on but haven't been clear about that relationship? Flagged! Are you linking to spammy ...
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Accessing superuser.com/users/flag-weight/<username> results in error

When I try to access https://superuser.com/users/flag-weight/dragonlord I get a 500 eror. However, accessing https://superuser.com/users/flag-weight/73918 does not. Can this be handled more ...
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My flag weight is an illogical value [closed]

From my understanding of how flag weights work, the flag weight should always be a multiple of 5, as you get ±10 for posts and ±5 for comments. My flag weight is currently "537.2867". How on earth did ...
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Is it all right to use the flag option to…? [duplicate]

Is it all right to use the flag option to bring to attention an question that may need to be voted to close because it is off-topic. Example: What is the best stock market website ??

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