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Where is the "not suitable for this site" flag?

I managed to find the flag, it is buried in the flagging menu: "needs improvement" (clearly not true for a question which is off-topic, it should just be closed), "community-specific ...
cheersmate's user avatar
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Is dogpiling flaggable?

Flags are intended to alert moderators that they need to take action. In that case, there isn't really anything that we, as mods, should do. You are free to leave a comment along the lines of "OK, ...
eykanal's user avatar
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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

I don't agree with the view that both questions are full-fledged duplicates. However, I would encourage you to thoroughly edit the second question (or write a new one) and entirely focus on the issue ...
henning no longer feeds AI's user avatar
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Strike stopgap -- will this work, and is it OK?

Does flagging them as abusive trigger an auto-delete, if there are enough such flags? Yes. See: What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? Is this OK to do? ...
cag51's user avatar
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

(takes off moderator hat, puts on regular user hat.) I support the following, as an approach that helps people keep their contributed content roughly as they intend it to look: Keep the question as ...
ff524's user avatar
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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

First, a premise. I was the first to vote to close your question as duplicate, and I'm still convinced that it is a duplicate. In fact, in the first question you conclude (bold mine): What should ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

There has not been a strong consensus on the linked meta post on what to do with the existing answers. Many people think that the answers should stay as they are; many argue that they should be ...
ff524's user avatar
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

With the question being as strongly edited as this one, I would consider that the new version is effectively a new question to be treated as such. A rollback with the suggestion to post a new ...
Weckar E.'s user avatar
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

This site is supposed to be about questions and answers, not feelings and emotions. That is the reason behind the very robotic up/down tick system and the UX of the Q&A. Input in, answer out. ...
blankip's user avatar
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

It depends: there are rewrites, and there are rewrites. Rewrites which improve a clear, on-topic question (which is not an XY question) are fine. Adding (or preserving) a reasonable level of context ...
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Is dogpiling flaggable?

Expanding on eykanal's suggestion of leaving a comment, I sometimes leave the following comment: It's not clear what this answer adds over previous answers that already address these points. and, ...
ff524's user avatar
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Locked question with many downvotes but good answers

It says in the lock notice: This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat. That question in particular was locked due ...
ff524's user avatar
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Moderator said I can vote to close, but I cannot due to bounty

Moderators can unilaterally close bountied questions, and refund the bounty, as explained in the linked meta question. However, I would use such a heavy intervention only for blatantly off-topic ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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Locked question with many downvotes but good answers

It is locked for 5 days to let things cool down. Specifically the number of off topic comments. After the timeout it will automatically unlock. At that point you will be able to edit it.
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