Questions tagged [flagging]

Flagging is a way of bringing inappropriate content to the attention of the community or moderators. Questions asking about flag reasons, when a post should be flagged, or other flag related questions should use this tag.

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Difference between 'flag' and 'close'

For some reason I only just now noticed that I can choose to either flag a question for moderation, or opt to close it. Is the second option really just a shortcut (of one mouse-click less) to that ...
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Why keep dead link comments?

I recently flagged a few comments that provided a link to what was ostensibly a helpful resource, but had since become dead links linking to nothing in particular. The comments did not provide any ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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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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What is the difference between a declined and disputed flag?

I found this question here on meta, but that just says how a flag becomes disputed: Disputed flags are flags that one or more 10k users have marked to be invalid. What is difference then between a ...
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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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Should I be flagging “incorrect” comments from flags or reviews as Not Constructive?

I was reading You're doing it wrong: A plea for sanity in the Low Quality Posts queue on Meta Stack Overflow and saw something interesting: TL;DR: Review carefully. Don't delete everything. ...
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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 flag rejected as well?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", since it doesn't try to address the question, which is specifically about accessibility and being locked out of gameplay. According to this meta post, an ...
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Why was this other flag rejected?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" since it doesn't try to address the question, which is specifically about Damage over Time abilities, which Chum the Waters isn't. According to this meta post, ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", and it was simply "declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". Is it a mistake or am I missing something?
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What to do about declined flags I still believe are correct?

Am I supposed to ask about each of them here? Is there another way to do it? Should I just not bother with them?
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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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I got more flags/day. Is that because of the Marshal badge?

I just flagged my first answer after I got the Marshal badge, and I noticed that I have 62 flags remaining. This number is higher then I got previously, iirc. Is this because I got the Marshal badge ...
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Could the Low Quality review queue detect previous actions on a post?

I almost always have Arqade open on a tab watching for new questions to pop up while doing other things. When they do, I look at them, and sometimes I will flag them if needed. The problem is that ...
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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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“Not constructive” flag on comment declined [duplicate]

Why was this "not constructive" flag declined? I don't think that it contributes anything at all to the question and answers. Did I perhaps flag some adjacent comment by accident?
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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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2k+ flags… 51 useful?

Is something going wrong here? Maybe 51 of my flags were not useful?
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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 on deleted answer still pending

I was just reviewing my flag summary when i came across this. It seems like the answer and the user was deleted, (probably causing the flag to disappear from the review queue) Link on the flag:...
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Flags in different chatrooms

I recently noticed that I get notifications about flags from chatrooms where I'm not a room owner. Now I'm not sure about whether this is intended or not but I feel like it doesn't really make any ...
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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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How can I undo a flag?

Today I wanted to flag a question which seemed off-topic while using the Android application, however, my finger slipped and I accidentally hit "Off topic > Game Engine/Development". Also, I noted ...
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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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Not An Answer flag are not intended for low-quality answers

This has always been a problem, due in part to the Not An Answer (NAA) flag previously having some unclear wording, but Not an answer flags are not intended to be used on low-quality or wrong answers. ...