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Questions tagged [flagging]

Refers to how to flag posts. Questions asking about flag reasons, when a post should be flagged, or other flag related questions should use this tag.

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VLQ flag declined

Some time ago I VLQ flagged this answer and it wasn't disputed, but declined right away..? Can a VLQ on an answer be declined (the actual reason was declined - flags should only be used to make ...
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Is deleting a post you flagged abusing the system?

I noticed that when I find an answer that qualifies for a NAA flag, or some other flag which would make the answer eligible for deletion, I can both flag the answer and vote to delete it. If the ...
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Flag reason for closing as offtopic because of modded Minecraft tech support

Crashes etc. of modded Minecraft are off-topic here. But what is the appropriate flag? The content is not unreleased or illegal. It's not about game design/development. It's not asking to identify or ...
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Why was this “unclear” flag declined?

This question is unclear, so I flagged it as such. As far as I understand, he wants to detect players in a radius, but somehow doesn't like the radius selector or something like that. It's unclear if ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Over the past few months the moderator team has noticed an increase in the number of low-quality flags on answers which don’t add any new information over existing answers. This isn’t what the low-...
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Why wasn't I warned for my flag abuse?

I failed to grasp SE rules and have flagged countless of answers that were false in my opinion. Given that this is against the site policy, why didn't I receive a warning from moderators?
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What can I do to be able to raise comment flags more often?

Backstory: I have recently have been flagging comments (especially on my old posts) a lot; I flagged cca. 40 (30?) comments as obsolete, too chatty or not constructive in a spread of around a week. ...
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Should we give a website recommendation for off-topic identification and recommendation questions?

We have some topics on Arqade that we do consider as off-topic. I will here talk about the four ones you can flag a question for: Questions about unreleased or illegal content. Questions about Game ...
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Should posts that are flagged should be examined more thoroughly?

I flagged this answer as not answering the question, since the proposed answer was Put down the PS3 controller and connect the Xbox controller, it will not turn on the PS3. despite the question ...
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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer

I'm just getting a hot discussion with @Frank and @SevenSidedDie who are old guys on arQAde, which I suggest solely by their rating. There is a number of questions regarding inability to upload ...
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Proper Flag for Modded Minecraft Questions [duplicate]

I'm curious as to the correct flag that needs to be raised on Minecraft mod questions. I understand that questions on the usage of mods (ex. How does thing 'x' work in mod 'y') are okay, but questions ...
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Why was this offensive flag declined?

I flagged this question (deleted now so only 10k+ can see it). When it was first posted, it had a link to a porn site, so I flagged it. It was then edited out by the user later. So was the flag ...
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What should Minecraft mods be flagged as?

So recently I have found a question about Minecraft crashing due to mods(which is off topic). But when I flag it and the post closes I don't see my name in the "who flagged it as off topic" list. Am I ...
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Is it appropriate to flag questions that should be protected?

In the past, here and on other SE sites, I flagged many times to protect some questions that I think they should be. Every time, it's ended fine. In every case, question has attracted a lot a ...
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Should I flag an answer that isn't relevant for the question as “not an answer”?

I've flagged this post as "not an answer" and my flag was declined, but I'm not sure why. The given reason for declining was as follows: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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Why is the Question about a range of possibilities too broad?

I just came online a few min ago and the first thing I found was this question on hold because it's too broad and I can't figure out the reason for that. I don't play TF2 however the question is ...
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Is it appropriate to flag old modded Minecraft crash questions?

The recent meta discussion Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no? has decided that technical support for modded Minecraft is now off-topic. We seem to be removing new questions ...
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Why was this flag declined?

I flagged this answer because it was inaccurate and provided incorrect information, but my flag was rejected. Here's a screenshot. I'm not sure why the flag was declined, as I was indicating the ...
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Answer has been edited after being flagged

Someone answered one of my old questions in a way I found very offensive and not helpful at all, and I flagged it appropriately. Well , nope you can't switch your crew unless you finish your heist ...
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Flag Off topic -> migration gives only the option gaming-meta [duplicate]

I just flagged this question this question as off topic. I tried to use the option "this question belongs to an other site of the stackexchange network. But the only option I got there is gaming-meta,...
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Why can't I flag as “not an answer” even though I've never raised this flag?

This is either a bug or an unknown feature I'm unaware of but when I try to flag an answer, the "not an answer" option is grayed out and a message saying "you have already raised this type of flag", ...
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Only able to use flag “Other”

I just tried to flag a post, and the only option I had was "Other". I can see the full set of options when flagging other posts (and I refreshed the page to check it hadn't loaded incorrectly), so ...
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Declined custom mod flag on a first post/late answer review item

I recently hit 500 reputation which opened up the Late Answers and First Posts review queues to me. I took a look through the available items and was presented with this first answer to review. To be ...
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How do we handle harmful answers?

Every now and then I stumble upon an answer that is more or less harmful when followed. I'm talking about these "What's the shortcut for quicksaving?" -> "Alt+F4" answers (well obviously in a bigger ...
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What's the site's policy on personal details in questions/answers/comments etc.?

Today, I flagged two different comments on two different questions because users had left their email addresses in them. (This and this question) So far as I am concerned, leaving your email address ...
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Answers that don't answer the question

I know it's rather rare but sometimes answers are posted that don't answer the question that's being asked. What exactly should be done with these answers? I mean technically they are answers since ...
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Links in “Questions asking for help identifying a game” close reason are broken [duplicate]

There is a "Questions asking for help identifying a game" close reason when flagging: Both links are broken, leading to 404 error page. First one (the blog) is http://blog.arqade.com/2012/08/i ...
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Should I flag the edit, that change the original answer completely?

Its about this question about Dota 2. I have flagged the answer with Edit changed the original post completey. Please take a look at Revisions number 4 and 5 The editor changed the original ...
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Questions that are too specific?

Similar to this meta question, I'd like to figure out what to do about a scenario where multiple extremely similar questions are asked but have minor differences. For an example, see these two ...
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Flag quantity refilling?

I just flagged, for the first time, a recent question as an advert. I noticed that, when I did, it said that I had 9 flags left. Could someone explain to me or point me to info about how flags work ...
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Should minor comments be flagged?

As per this discussion, our moderation team's current stance on flagging minor comments (such as "Thanks!" or "I've edited this now.") is as follows: Please don't bother flagging all comments that ...
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Obsolete comment flag handling

We've got well over 5000 obsolete comments on Arqade. Since these cannot be handled using any of the user level tools, I have been flagging these so that they can be actioned by a moderator, however ...
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Off-Topic flag options are incomplete [duplicate]

I cannot flag questions as off topic if they do not relate to: Piracy Game development Speculations about games Game recommendations I am pretty much in the dark on how to flag a question like "how ...
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Is there a way to delete or change your own flag on a question?

A few times I've hit the flag button on a post, and wanted to remove that flag. Either I had misread the post due to poor writing (I usually go back and edit the post), or it answered a secondary ...
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Unable to flag upvoted comments

Once you have upvoted a comment, it is no longer possible to flag it. If you have upvoted a comment in the past, it's likely not going to be "spam" or "offensive", however, you may later want to mark ...
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How to flag off-topic questions that are not game related

I think there should be a general option for flagging on the "off-topic" section. How to flag a question that is not game-related if not?
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Conflicting flag messages around duplicate answers, how to proceed?

I'm sure most (if not all) users of the last week or so has seen this question: Clothing store access in Pokémon X & Y. If not, here's the history: There was an initial issue with the amount ...
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Off-topic close reason

I tried to cast a flag on a off-topic question asking about HDMI and graphics card and I realized that I have no off-topic option to choose. I don't know why but the only off-topic option to mark was ...
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Are people flagging as NAA or VLQ when they really should be flagging as spam or offensive?

I've seen a troubling trend of bad answers remaining on the site far longer than they should. And by bad, I mean really bad. Stuff that not only isn't an answer, but also contains swear words, ...
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Tooltip for flagging messages is wrong

Not that I was actually going to flag it...but: Note: My mouse was over "flag as spam/offensive". I don't think that's the same as "click to star".
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Am I using the 'very low quality' flag wrongly if the reason is because the answer is an exact duplicate of a previous one?

I have flagged a couple of answers that were duplicates of previous answers as 'very low quality' and the flags were deemed 'helpful' and the answers got deleted. However, some of the answers I ...
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I can't flag comments from mobile

Given the recent emphasis on Being Nice, and flagging comments that are rude or offensive, I was surprised to learn today that I can't flag a comment from the mobile version of the site. What gives? ...
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When should a highly-downvoted answer be flagged as “very low quality”?

If an answer is heavily downvoted by the community for inaccurate content, obsolescence, or some other indicator of low quality, is there a threshold it should meet before being flagged for review? Or ...
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Dealing with answers extending existing answers

I occasionally encounter a case where an additional answer only adds information to an existing answer, instead of providing the whole answer by itself, e.g.: Question: a question asking for a list ...
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Flagging “answers” that answer a completely different question

I flagged this answer (10k only) about Minecraft on a question about Minicraft (I think I explicitly mentioned this in the type-in field, as well as in a comment on the post) and it was declined with ...
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What happened to Flag Weight?

Up to a couple of days ago, I could go into my account and see me flag weight, but now it just seems to show how many helpful flags I've raised. It seems the badges related, Deputy and Marshal, have ...
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Why is a copy-paste of a Penny Arcade comic a legitimate answer to a question?

There's a pretty straightforward question about whether every item in Skyrim has a use: Can every item in Skyrim be used for something? I find a lot of objects like ruined books, embalming tools, ...
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Declined flag on answer that likely violates T&C

I flagged this answer saying it was "of dubious voracity" and it was declined saying "this does not require moderator intervention". I disagree; that answer should be deleted as it almost certainly ...
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Should we flag gibberish answers as spam?

I just had a "not an answer" flag declined, which hasn't happened in quite some time. It reads: declined - This is not "not an answer", this is SPAM. Flag as such. However, if I recall correctly, ...
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Disagree with a flag…where?

Disagree = do nothing? What's the button for.