When can a question/answer be counted as "rude/abusive"? I flagged an answer as that recently and got rejected.

So, what does the question/answer be like to be counted as "rude/abusive"?


  • it's quite hard to give a singular definition for rude/abusive that everyone agrees with. Approving/rejecting a r/a flag is subjective and depends on the reviewer in question. Could you give a link to the question you flagged so we can see what you think is wrong with it?
    – Nzall
    Oct 3 '20 at 13:26

You can take a look at the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

What makes something rude or abusive and when should I flag it?

A post should be marked as rude or abusive (formerly known as offensive) if it contains hate speech, obscenities, abuse against people, or abuse of the community or system, i.e., a clear violation of the be-nice policy.

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