I noticed that the VLQ flag seems to have been taken away, which makes a lot of sense, since it never really fit anywhere.

Flagging an answer normally shows this:

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Flagging from review still shows the old dialog:

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(From Late Answers)

It still shows the VLQ option. If it's been removed, shouldn't the review queue reflect that change? Maybe it hasn't actually been taken out and my browser is glitched?

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VLQ flagging option still exists, it's just not always available. Specifically:

  • My example screenshot of the missing VLQ flag is from an answer that's 32 mins old: askubuntu.com/questions/866285/…. Is there also a voting threshold? I've never noticed this behavior before. Dec 30, 2016 at 21:41
  • Yes, that too. Added to the answer.
    – user336085
    Dec 30, 2016 at 21:43
  • Thanks. This explains it. Weird that I've not noticed it before though. Dec 30, 2016 at 21:44
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    Pity. For a minute I thought it had actually gotten removed.
    – Seth
    Dec 30, 2016 at 23:05
  • @Seth If only :/ Dec 30, 2016 at 23:20
  • @Seth - So you'd prefer we use custom mod flags instead? Mar 28, 2017 at 17:06
  • @AndroidDev if all you're going to say is "very low quality", no.
    – Seth
    Mar 28, 2017 at 17:14
  • @Seth Thought so. So then what would you prefer? Mar 28, 2017 at 17:52
  • @AndroidDev if I wish a flagging option was gone I'm not sure why you think I want you to flag with a different flag.. what are you considering VLQ and necessary to flag?
    – Seth
    Mar 28, 2017 at 17:53
  • @Seth - So what's the proper procedure for dealing with questions that are VLQ? Mar 28, 2017 at 18:00
  • @AndroidDev well that depends how you define VLQ, honestly. I've found almost 0 legitimate uses for the flag.
    – Seth
    Mar 28, 2017 at 18:07
  • @Seth - Okay, so what would do do for something like this: askubuntu.com/questions/860472/tftp-time-out-issue-in-ubuntu and this askubuntu.com/questions/859417/… Mar 28, 2017 at 19:35
  • @AndroidDev Certainly not flag them VLQ. Check them now.
    – Seth
    Mar 28, 2017 at 20:45

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