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Should questions closed here and then posted in another SE site be flagged for deletion?

For example, Errors where encountered while processing and mint is weird - Linux mint [on hold] has been put on hold as off-topic. The poster then posted here. Should such questions be flagged for ...
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“Very low quality” vs “should be closed ---> unclear what you're asking” flags

I can't really understand when I should use one flag or the other, for example on this question. Both of those flags seem to imply that a question is poorly written and should be removed, so why are ...
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Off-topic flagging links should be HTTPS now

When flagging a question, most links in the dialog that comes up are now HTTPS instead of HTTP, but it seems like the off-topic links (in Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic and in Flagging > Closing > Off-...
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Basic guide to deal with answers

With the recent acquisition of 10K reputation I've seen people flagging NAA wrong answers... this is not what the Not an Answer flag is for, for that is the Down Vote button! In which cases NAA should ...
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What is better: Answering questions from OPs edit by a contributor or motivating OP to write his own answer?

Just a moment ago I came across this question Ubuntu 18.04, complex network configuration with Netplan. OP solved his problem on his own and added that in the question body. However, Thomas Ward added ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam" nor "rude or abusive") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own question as "should be ...
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Make it possible to retract flags on comments

I have noticed that if I mistakenly flag a comment, I am not able to retract the flag afterwards. I think it would be a good feature to add the possibility to retract flags on comments.
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Which flag should be raised for answers about Kali Linux?

I came across this answer for this question. We tried Kali Linux on Crouton with Enlightment desktop, and got the same error. It turns out they changed dbus to use different options syntax, or ...
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How can I report user profile as inappropriate?

Is there a way to report a user based on their profile? I found a user whose profile description is clearly promoting a strip club as is their profile pic. I'm looking to report them based on their ...
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If a flag is wrong, but the post is still flaggable, an extended message to just “declined” should be given

There is sometimes confusion over what to flag certain posts as, and when there is no reason to flag them and they are flagged then they should be "declined". But if the post was flagged with the ...
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You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days

I'm banned from flagging but I don't know why. I flagged these three answers as very low quality: Want to remove a failed software install Can't uninstall any apps from Ubuntu Software ...
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Flag got declined but then reconsidered?

I flagged this question and it got declined. Later on I checked and saw the question was put on hold as I had requested, so this means the mod did not review my flag properly (?) and then maybe ...
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Why is my flag dialog missing the “should be closed” option?

I just ran across this question and was going to flag it for closure as off topic (beta versions not supported until released) -- but the flag dialog only had spam, rude/abusive, and "other, needs ...
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When to flag as “Moderator attention”

I flagged a answer in this question As "In need of moderator attention" on a answer that was: sudo rm -rf /var/lib/mysql My flag was declined, perhaps because I was not specific enough. I did not ...
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Should a post be flagged as spam if an author is clearly *not affiliated* with the promotion?

While I was going through the review queues today, I came across this answer: My original reaction was to flag it as spam, but then I reread the description under the spam flag: spam ...
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Flag declined - what should I do?

I flagged this post as not an answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/977614/760903 and my flag summary says a moderator declined this because they found no evidence to support it. Here's the details: both ...
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Thank you to whoever removes spam from Ask Ubuntu

... whoever manages / monitors this forum and removes the annoying spam health / medical rubbish which appears is doing a fantastic job. This is for Ubuntu questions, not 411 spam. Keep up the good ...
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How to deal with “feature request” questions?

Prompted by this question, which I flagged as "bug", it somehow doesn't feel right because the flag seems to be specific to "bug reports" and specific issues with an yet to be released version.
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What happened to “blatantly off-topic”?

If I remember correctly there was a "blatantly off-topic" option in Flagging > Closing > Off-topic (while flagging a question). But while closing this question What does it mean physical realty of ...
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How do I flag correctly?

As there are many complaints about uncertainty of which flag to use for what post and even conflicting feedbacks from different moderators or established users, I would like to see some kind of ...
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About retracted flags and the comment persisting

Case in point: How do I convert my usb installation from legacy boot to uefi? By mistake I flagged as duplicate but later on noticed it was about Elementary OS. Retracted but the comment persists?
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What does each flag reason mean, and when should I use them?

I'm ready to dive in and help the moderators weed out content which requires their attention. What does each flag mean and when is the best time to use it?
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Flag disputed after post was edited

I was looking at my flagging history because... I don't know why, actually, but anyways: I had flagged this post as rude. It seems to me that my flag was disputed because the profanity had already ...
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Low-quality-answer flag declined

I flagged this answer as low quality since it does try to answer, but misses the point completely: the question is how to make Firefox magnet links in Transmission, not how to manually do so. Was I ...
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How strict should off-topic questions be flagged as such? [duplicate]

I flagged this question as off-topic. The question absolutely does not belong on Ask Ubuntu but on Stack Overflow or similar. But the flag got declined and that's bad for my reputation (?). It makes ...
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What to do with answers that should be comments, but get deleted?

As the reputation requirement to comment is pretty high (50), many new users who want to contribute to the site use answers to leave a comment on questions, e.g. to request additional information ...
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Flag to close because the question is answered [duplicate]

Hi all I was just wondering if it would be possible to add a catagory in the to close section of the flagging menu that allows the question to be closed because it has been answered but the OP has ...
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Should “try this” or “x doesn't work, use y” type answers be flagged?

From a discussion in chat, opening to a wider audience: I tend to flag answers with "Try this" or "Use Y because X doesn't work" as "Not an answer" to avoid having to downvote and lose precious ...
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Can I downvote answers for a duplicate question?

On stackoverflow, in my days at least, not active anymore, there was a rule which forbids answering duplicate questions (and most low quality or spam questions). Answering such questions is a try to ...
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Flags shouldn't be “declined” as if they were always invalid if they were valid when they were cast

I see this a lot, an answer is posted which is a link-only one for instance, it is flagged up as such, but then someone edits the answer to include the information at the link (or similar) and then ...
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Again three VLQ flags have been declined. Can anyone explain?

I flagged three answers: https://askubuntu.com/questions/805304/what-driver-should-i-use-for-best-performance-amd/805388#805388 for being VLQ. It has been converted to a comment, but my flags has ...
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What should I (or we) do about answers that obviously miss the point of the question entirely?

I came across this answer to “Adobe PDF for Ubuntu 64 bit 15.10” recently. The question is about installing Adobe Reader on recent Ubuntu releases. The answer explains the whole story with the ...
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How can one retract or undo a flag on a post?

OK, to give an example - How does one customize Kubuntu Search and Launch (with the Plasma-Netbook interface)? When the user posted the answer it clearly wasnt an answer - in this case it was just ...
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Why my spam flag has been declined?

I flagged this answer. For those who can't read the deleted answer I am posting it here: I prefer to use virtual environments to install Ubuntu. You can use Vagrant or Docker. Both are excellent ...
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Which questions can I flag?

I want to clarify this. I flagged this question as I felt it is not about Ubuntu. Am I wrong?
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At 10k rep, can you flag still?

Once you reach 10k rep, which I think is where you can review flags, can you flag or not? Because it seems pretty silly if you can...
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One of my flages is marked as “Disputed”. What does this mean? [duplicate]

I have flaged one question as "low quality" during a review. Today I saw that the flag was marked as Disputed. What does this mean? P.S. I have marked it as low quality because I think that the ...
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Why does my name not appear while flagging posts?

This is a question, not a growl. So I flagged a question one day and I was happy for flagging that post and moved on. But when I came back, it did have the [closed] symbol, but it did not make my ...
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My flags have been waiting for review for 10+ days?

I have several flags that I raised on the 5th... and they are still waiting for review. What gives?
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What does “LOA” stand for?

I recently flagged something up as very low quality, but my flag was declined. When I looked at the reason this is what it said: So what does LOA stand for?
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One-line response: what flag?

It seems that one-line answers, even when they are linking to a page with a good solution, are increasingly frowned upon. If the reviewer is unable or unwilling to edit and expand the answer to a ...
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If you're having a repeat problem with a user…

... Bring it to the mods' attention. Don't take on the user multiple times. We've had a few separate instances over the last couple of months where higher-reputation users have actively (or passively)...
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Retract a flag? [duplicate]

Is there any way to retract a flag on an answer? Here is an example of why I would like to retract flags. I flagged this answer as "not an answer" because in its original state it was just a request ...
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Why no extra downvote with spam flag any more? [closed]

When I flag an answer as spam, it simply flags it up and doesn't add an extra downvote, previously though I would downvote the question/answer, and then upon the spam flag the system would give it ...
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Why was this flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, due to it just suggesting a bug report but the flag was disputed. I understand what a disputed flag is. I am more interested in if I am wrong to flag these ...
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Why is this comment not obsolete?

Link to the comment Deleted, see accepted answer A user made a guess (a correct one), requested some additional information, then the same user wrote a full reponse containing the comment, albeit not ...
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How long will I be flag banned for?

I'm flag banned at the moment (I had 4 declined in the last 7 days. That seems a little harsh, but that's not the topic of this discussion). There is no indication of any way to get out of this ban, ...
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Do flags of users with review privilege count as review?

I am currently at around 7.8k reputation points, which means I have access to all standard review queues, including the "Low Quality" queue. Now when I see a post that does not meet the site's ...
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Can only flag as “very low quality” if is not in the positive for votes

I have recently noticed that you are unable to flag up answers as "very low quality" if they are in the positive for votes (1 or above). Now I can see why this is in place, however I believe that this ...
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Flag removal - feature request [duplicate]

Could you guys add a feature to unflag a post? It would be nice to see a list of what you have flagged as, and to be able to remove individual flags. I know this has happened to many people: The ...