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Questions tagged [flagging]

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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

A few people flagged the last couple of questions I asked as duplicates of other questions, while they clearly weren't duplicates and the people flagging it had apparently misunderstood/missed the ...
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Locked question with many downvotes but good answers

The question "How to deal with instructor forcing me to do an uninteresting optional exercise?" has been locked recently. The question is kind a of mirrored question to How to deal with uninterested ...
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

A controversial question was substantially rewritten, but not before a number of answers were posted and discussed at great length. Is it appropriate now to flag the existing answers that don't ...
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Is dogpiling flaggable?

This question is motivated by an interesting answer to another Academia Meta question. My question is, if I see "dogpiling" going on, i.e. more and more people are jumping on a bandwagon, ganging up ...
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More options for low quality posts

As I have recently passed the 10k reputation threshold, Stack Exchange is now asking me for more moderation work, including handling low quality posts. The interface for this task seems inadequate to ...
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Can question x be marked as a duplicate of question y if x predates y?

A recent question was asked for which I wondered if it hadn't already been asked by somebody else. In searching, I found a more specific, unanswered question. It seems appropriate to merge the ...
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Reasons to close

I was trying to flag this question as off topic. Recall the Help Center says However, please do not ask questions about Undergraduate-specific issues that could not apply to graduate or ...
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Difference between not constructive and obsolete flags

When flagging comments it is possible to flag comments as either "not constructive" or "obsolete" among other things. If you delete a comment or make an edit that makes another comment obsolete and no ...
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Flagging etiquette

This is a follow on to What's the difference between down-vote, vote to close and flag ? and a recent issue about moderator action: Answer that *is* an answer deleted by mod because "it does ...
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Flag declined on “rude or offensive” comment

I flagged a comment because it referred to somebody as a known, rabid male-hating feminist which seems rather rude and offensive to me. The flag was declined. Anybody have any insight on this?
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There was a way to flag questions as 'difficult to be generalized'

This applies to a few questions out there, especially the ones asking for personal career advice. Was this function removed during graduation of the site? Or is it just me who can't access it ...
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Reviewing flags

I have had been going through the flag review queue when it pops up. Most of the flags I have seen in the review queue are for things that are blatantly wrong (e.g., spam). In a few cases, however, ...
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What's the difference between down-vote, vote to close and flag ?

For some questions, I'm not sure whether I should down-vote it, vote to close or flag for moderator attention? Which one should I choose?