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How should we respond to users "reprimanding" other users in comments?

Flagging that comment was the right call. Beyond that - I would generally discourage any further actions - including leaving comments in reply. Comments are meant for requesting clarifications or ...
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Hello, my name is Self-Promoting Spammer

By our technical definition, yes, you are a spammer. You've answered three questions promoting your tool. One of them is even a self answer. Looking at it in a more positive light...I think there's ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I think you have a point in general, but your specific example is pretty poor. The first comment is a manually, nicely written comment specific to the situation, which is ideal. The second is a ...
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Why was this offensive flag declined?

Yes, it was a subtly hidden link which is probably why it didn't get caught. You did the right thing, but sometimes mods get things wrong.
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Proper Flag for Modded Minecraft Questions

While @Wipqozn offers a correct solution for voting to close, people with under 3k rep cannot vote to close or flag as off topic with custom reasons. Thus, in my opinion, they should just flag as ...
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Why was my "not an answer" flag rejected?

"Not an answer" is for posts that aren't even attempting to answer the question. This is an answer. It's just a wrong one. A downvote is more appropriate.
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(not) Closing old questions

Let me preface all this by pointing out none of these questions have actually been closed. Questions get random close votes all the time, sometimes for seemingly no reason. It's honestly not something ...
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When can a question/answer be counted as "rude/abusive"?

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 ...
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Why wasn't I warned for my flag abuse?

We are lenient on flag abuse because we'd rather get more reports than less. It used to be possible at some point to be banned forever from flagging by having enough invalid flags in a row, but I... ...
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When should I flag an answer and what flag should I use?

The first link absolutely qualifies as "an answer". It attempts to answer the question by offering a solution to the stated problem. The fact that it is a relevant attempt to answer the question is ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Clarification going forward: I classify reorganizing information into a more readable format as something new. I would also classify an overall answer, pulling together information from all other ...
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Flag reason for closing as offtopic because of modded Minecraft tech support

I think most people vote to close the question as either unclear what you're asking or too broad. Both of these reasons fit well enough, since without a list of mods the question is obviously unclear (...
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Difference between 'flag' and 'close'

If you have 3000 reputation, there is no difference when you flag to close something. It just uses your close vote. Flagging is more for the areas where you don't have the privileges to enact ...
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What can I do to be able to raise comment flags more often?

Nope. There's no way to flag comments en-masse. And, really, ask yourself if you're providing value; these comments have been around for years, not doing any harm, and they require a mod to take a ...
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What is the difference between a declined and disputed flag?

Flags generally push the question or answer into one of the review queues. A disputed flag is when the review completes, and the community disagreed with your flag. For example, if you flag something ...
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(not) Closing old questions

They're not yet closed, so I don't see a reason to intervene in any way. Your best bet here is pretty simple: The Leave Open button. While anyone can raise flags it's not for them to decide over ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

It was declined because it's an answer to the question, with the answer being that a game update fixed the problem: So the newest update fixed the problem and the spikes went away. Thank you for ...
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What to do about declined flags I still believe are correct?

If there's a decline flag you disagree with or want clarification on you can make a meta about it. If you have multiple flags you want to ask about at once, then you should just make one meta, though, ...
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What should Minecraft mod crashes be flagged as?

When you flag to close as off topic, your flag sends it to the "Close Vote" Review Queue. Higher rep users review the queue to determine if it should be closed or not. They can also skip the queue and ...
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Why was this flag rejected as well?

Because it's attempting to answer the question, although it's doing a poor job of it. The attempt to answer is at the bottom of the answer: But thats only lore changes, gameplay barely changes at ...
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Why keep dead link comments?

I declined that flag. It had been flagged as, "No longer needed." By itself, I didn't see anything wrong with it; it looked like a link to additional information, just like the comments around it. ...
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Should we have a closure/flag reason for talking about Bedrock NBT questions?

I seriously think that this is an unnecessary shortcut. Now because you haven't reached the magical mark of 3000 rep for voting to close, I'll give you a sneak peek into how the system works, and show ...
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VLQ flag declined

Try adding a comment to the question explaining what is wrong with it. Something like "This doesn't seem to add any info to the existing answers, could you expand your answer?" Most times I see ...
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What can I do to be able to raise comment flags more often?

If a user has many comments that are problematic, please raise a custom flag against any one of them and explain a bit in the custom flag reason. Handling this sort of thing is a mod's job, and it ...
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Why was my flag on a resolved duplicate comment declined?

The question was not originally closed as a duplicate of the question that was in that comment, so the comment was not automatically deleted. I accidentally closed the question as a duplicate of an ...
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How to report link-only answers?

The answer you linked contains barely more than a link, and can be flagged as "Not an answer". There's a really awesome answer to this question over on Meta Stack Overflow. Quoting a bit ...
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Should posts that are flagged should be examined more thoroughly?

From the first question: Is there any way to properly close the controller before closing my computer so that it doesn't [turn on my PS3], or perhaps make it forget about the PS3 so that it doesn't ...
Wipqozn's user avatar
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Why was this other flag rejected?

I didn't realize the difference in the abilities (I don't League), so that's my mistake. I've gone ahead and deleted the question.
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