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Flagging is mentioned in the Help Centre as being a way to bring content to the attention for review.

The help centre also provides info on what some of the flags do, such as "Spam/Rude or Abusive", which are used to eliminate truly inappropriate posts. We also see that the custom flags are placed in a review queue for moderators.

But for the flags under the "Needs Improvement" category, there is no indication on what they do in the help centre.

I notice that once the required reputation is gained, the flagging area for "Needs Improvement" is removed, and you now get the ability to vote for closure.

Are "Needs Improvement" flags simply placed into the appropriate review queue ("Close Votes", "Low Quality Posts"), or is there anything else special done to them?

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Are "Needs Improvement" flags simply placed into the appropriate review queue ("Close Votes"

That's exactly what happens; they end up in the Close Votes review queue.

The other queue you mention, "Low Quality Posts", is fed by both "not an answer" and "very low quality" flags. Those two flags also end up in the moderator flag dashboard.

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    So “not an answer” and “very low quality” do something different for diamond moderators? – ExpertCoder14 Jun 27 at 23:11
  • @ExpertCoder14 yes, but it's hard to explain in a single sentence. This answer is a good reference (please ignore the old answer on that question, which describes a historical situation). – Glorfindel Jun 28 at 7:17

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