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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a way to reply to a declined flag?

I recently flagged an answer because generated by AI. The flag was declined because they found no evidence of it: But there is evidence, because at the beginning of the answer it is written it is got ...
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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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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 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 "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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