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When should we flag an answer?

I am sorry for a series of questions on this topic recently. This will be the last question I promise :) Recently I flagged some answers. The following flags are disputed: How to vertically center a ...
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Flag a profile that contains specific offenses

Is it possible to use a red flag to indicate a profile that contains offenses?
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How can I see the reason that is selected on deleting my post?

When someone is answering a question... the community (at least some members with a minimum amount of points -I suppose-)... can "flag" our post for deletion (through the button "delete"\footnotemark[:...
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Meaning of 'review' in 'Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!'

Recently, one of my flag duplicate was declined. I google it and I was in other questions that the warning Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! remains until more ...
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How to flag a question when it contains no problem?

How to flag a question, which asks a problem which is not a problem at all? E.g. the poster asks help with a code which cannot be compiled, but the code simply can be compiled.
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Answers that contain the main idea of the accepted answer

A few days ago a new user answered How to set document font to times new roman by command. This answer basically is the same as the accepted answer, just recommending an outdated package (according to ...
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How to flag comments posted as an answer for removal?

Recently I have flagged an answer which should have probably been a comment as “not an answer“. Today when I wanted to flag another answer for a different reason, I noticed this message in the flag ...
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Solved by comment -> how to flag

I'm a bit confused about this procedure. I mean: I know that sometimes one solves the question in the comments, and the comment itself is something that need not be transformed in an answer. I also ...
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How to flag a question concerning a software bug

How should I flag questions that are about software bugs only and, therefore, off-topic here? I am a contributor to the JabRef reference manager and, thus, am following the JabRef tag on this site. ...
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How to assign credit to the original author while referencing his solution to another question incase accepted by OP

I have answered a question by referencing a solution to another question. If the original poster accepts my answer (to show others their question has been solved) is there any way of assigning credit ...
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Can we flag unnecessary/useless edits?

Today I saw an edit to this question which is also the most viewed question in TeX.SE. The edit is pretty much useless and it not even actual improved formatting (bolding the parenthesis!). I honestly ...
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Is it possible to 'unflag' a question?

Somehow..., I thought I was on meta TeX.SX and saw a question that belonged on TeX.SX, so I flagged it. Immediately after I flagged it, I realized...uh, embarrassingly enough,...that I was on the ...
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I've given a question two flags in one session

I've marked this question a duplicate. Then I explained it in a comment. After the submission of that comment another comment appeared above it ("possible duplicate of...") with my username. So ...
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Is it OK to flag an answer as “not an answer” even it has upvotes

this might will be a duplicate of sg what I couldn't find... Should I flag an answer as "not an answer" even if it has upvotes? This answer has an upvote but is useless to answer the question (as it ...
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Spam and flagging

With the recent rash of spamming, I am running lower and lower on flags. What do we do to notify the right people about spam when my flags are gone for the day? Also, this rash of spamming was by ...
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Is it possible to “flag” a user?

I know that the answer for a normal user is not. What can be done?
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Why do I have limited inform moderator flags?

How do these flags work? Why are they limited? Are they limited by time, by quantity, or perhaps based on your reputation? Why have I seen posts that say Closed as too localized by X, Y and Z. ...
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Difference between “close” and “flag”

On questions, I have the possibility to vote for "close" (as duplicate, say), or to "flag" (as duplicate). Does is it make a difference?
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Disputed “invalid flag” 2nd edition

This is a sort-of follow-up to: Flagging automatically flagged posts as invalid The difference is that in this case, it is not an automatic flag. I marked as "invalid" the flags on this answer. ...
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Correct flagging (or: bad answers are answers, too)

In recent times I see more and more flags on questions and answers. Unfortunately a not insignificant part of them are IMHO the wrong flag type or shouldn't have placed in the first place. While wrong ...
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Review questions for adding a MWE

Very often we get questions which reference TeX code without any code being present. In many cases, the answer requires a MWE for the answerer to continue on, but it hasn't got a MWE. However, if one ...
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Flagging obviously wrong answers?

Simple question: Should we flag answers that are obviously not answering the question? I don't mean the cases of "question in answer" or "comment in answer", I really mean when question is about X and ...
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10K-tools allow evaluation of already deleted post

As of now the following post has a deleted answer: Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX? This answer is still visible within the 10K tools as an item that requires attention, even ...
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Flags for migration “helpful” but not acted upon

I've flagged a number of questions for migration to various other Stack Exchange sites. All of these questions are closed. All of these flags were marked as helpful, but only half of them actually ...
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Flagging automatically flagged posts as invalid

This is perhaps more of a personal question regarding moderation, but others might also have come across it. Hence its presence here. The question Switch to LyX Code Keyboard Shortcut had a simple ...
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Review flags doesn't match actual flags [closed]

Occasionally the 10K tools show up in my TeX.SE "status bar" showing the number of suggested flags to review: The above indicates that there are 8 flags up for review. However, clicking it reveals ...
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Flagging “not an answer”

Now that I have more than 10k rep I get notices from the system to agree/disagree to some flags. There is this answer flagged as "no an answer" https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/58895 but I disagree. ...
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Adding personal flags to questions

From time to time I look through the unanswered questions on the main site, to see if I can contribute on any. Usually I will see a lot of questions that I can't answer (no knowldge / experience / ...
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What is flag weight?

I have no idea what flag weight stands for. Which is better, having low flag weight or high flag weight? Could you elaborate on it?
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Flag weight displayed wrong

I just remarked that my flag weight is shown as 510.0000 instead of 510. Has anyone else seen the same problem?
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Are “Thanks, that solved my problem” comments from the OP constructive?

The original poster of the question sometimes adds a comment to the (to-be-)accepted answer to state that it solved his/her problem. Something in the form of "Thanks, that solved my problem" or "Yes, ...
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Utility of “extra” flagging

Just today there seemed to be slew of "not a question" flags that showed up. These were generated by various users, and as part of the mod tools (I think), >10k users also get to review the flags. ...
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Flag for moderator attention on review page.

The review page does have a “flag for attention” link, but clicking the link seems to immediately flag the post without possibility to choose a reason. It would be nicer if the usual dialog with the ...