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Questions tagged [flagging]

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Should an answer by the questioner be held to a different standard?

I think it is pretty obvious that we have standards for answers. Some are more serious and lead to deletion; some are less serious and only lead to downvotes. My question here is whether someone ...
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Does one need to tag all “no longer needed” comments or are moderators going through the list after seeing one?

There are situations where, after a short discussion in comments, a post is edited to reflect the outcome of the discussions. In these cases, I would like the no-longer needed comments to be removed. ...
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Please provide some hints with non-obvious obsolete (comment) flags

We've been getting a lot of obsolete flags on comments in recent months. Comment clean-up is good, but these tend to be hard to process because we don't know why it's obsolete. This is particularly ...
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Poor quality answers from the “good old days”

Many have observed that during the early days of the site, standards were still somewhat in formation, and many older posts lack the quality that would constitute a valid answer, sometimes asking ...
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How are these questions (about the relation of the self to the body and soul) not duplicates?

I flagged Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body? as a duplicate of Is the "I" consciousness from the body or from the soul. I don't see any substantive difference between the two. It ...
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What do you do when a moderator is saying insulting or belittling things?

As a follow up to this question in which there is a discussion of what to do when someone is being insulting or belittling in a way that may not violate the rules. What should one do when it is the ...
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What do we do about insults and personal attacks that don't meet the “offensive” threshold?

What should we do with comments that do not meet the standards of politeness expected from high-quality discourse, yet are not bad enough to be tagged as offensive? One example: My own opinion ...
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What are mi yodeya's standards for rejecting potentially offensive content?

What are the guidelines for flagging questions/answers as offensive on mi yodeya? Often, there are postings that ironically ask about halachic applicability of e.g. the principle of mishum eiva, which ...
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If you see spam, don't just downvote - flag!

I recently saw a spam post that had a score of -6, but still hadn't been deleted. 3 spam flags knock it off the front page; 6 permanently delete it. (What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (...
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Flagging an obsolete comment with a non-obsolete response

I flagged a comment as obsolete, as it asked a question on a post of mine, which I edited the post to address, and the asker accepted the answer (thus indicating that he accepted my response, I assume)...
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Why was my flag disputed?

I flagged an answer as NAA and while it was deleted by a mod, it was marked as "disputed". If you're going to delete it, shouldn't my flag be helpful?
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Procedure for broken links

What is the correct thing to do when one finds a broken link in one of the questions or answers? Until now I have flagged them for the moderator, but sometimes these have been declined as being not ...
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Link only answers

There are several examples of link only answers which are as we know deprecated and not very useful for this site. Usually someone comments on the answer requesting a summary of the link, or similar ...
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Nominees' Stats on Election Page

This is a screenshot of msh210's (current pro-tem moderator) nomination page for the 2012 Mi Yodeya election: As you can see, there is a listed number of helpful flags (well over 200 for msh210). ...
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Are flags supposed to be automatically marked “helpful” when the community closes/deletes the flagged post?

I recently asked a question on what happens to a flag when the post it refers to is deleted by the community. It appears that the flag is deleted from the queue and ignored (as far as flag weight ...
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Is there any way to cancel a flag?

I flagged a post (which I thought looked like a comment), then the person re-edited it to be an answer. How can I cancel the flag?
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What happens to a flag when the community deletes the post before it's actioned?

I flagged this answer as offensive, and then voted to delete it. Then, before the flag was acted on by a mod, other members of the community voted to delete the post, and it was deleted. Looking at ...
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Handling Flags Against Yourself

When someone flags a post, can the author of that post handle the flag himself? (I'm hoping the answer is no!) Based on some research, it seems mods can in fact dismiss flags against their own posts....
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How harsh/stringent should one be with flagging?

I'm curious as to how strict we should be with the flagging feature. For example, I see a lot of answers that misunderstand what the question intended. While the information provided in the answer ...