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First Amendment in Posts?

I always place the ending "Thank you and God Bless" at the end of any of my posts, questions or maybe just "God Bless" if its an answer / last comment. One of my legitimate questions has been flagged ...
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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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Mod flag text box breaks out of flag dialouge [duplicate]

The mod flag text box goes over the edge of the flag dialogue:
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How does exactly the “not constructive” flag on comments affect posters?

Sometimes I flag comments which really don't add anything useful to the post, like "Next time backup your data!" because altough the suggestion given might be valid, they usually do nothing to help ...
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Is there a bug somewhere with the flagging system?

I just raised a single flag for spam on this question, and when clicking the flag button again the popup shows this: But I just flagged the question once, and accordingly I still have 9 flags ...
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Moderators should be able to mark questions as answered

I know about similar requests, but after stumbling over this question (just an example; question poster answered himself using edits instead of an answer) I thought you should at least add an option ...
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Declined flag for new answer duplicating existing ones

I had a flag declined for this reason: This answer does not add anything constructive to existing answers. – muru 22 hours ago declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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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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Why was my “not an answer” flag denied?

A little while ago I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", as it is just a bunch of seemingly random screenshots posted by someone who was neither the OP nor the author of the other answer to the ...
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Should I wait before flagging as “Unclear what you're asking”?

Sometimes questions are unclear that what user us asking to understand properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. My question is Should I give ...
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Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install (insert distro here) be flagged / downvoted?

The question Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install Slackware be flagged? arose myself while answering Let's not do “I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall", so I decided to ...
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How to delete my flag? [duplicate]

I flagged a question without understanding it's correct meaning. Is it possible to delete/remove if once I flagged incorrectly for a question ?
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What happens when I upvote a duplicate of comment?

In many situations I have found questions that are duplicate of other questions. The first thing is to flag them as duplicates. In some situations, I find a 'duplicate of' comment already from ...
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Why is close as duplicate flag present at two places? [duplicate]

Why is the option to flag a post as duplicate present twice, as shown in images? I think the second of them needs to be removed(or justified)
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Why are flags limited

I tried checking flags everyday and they increase to 10 everytime Why are the flags in Ubuntu are limited to 10 and do they get updated every day?? Or there is any limit to flags like 10 flags/day??
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Question about off-topic flagging

I'd like to know if the question asked by own OP has been solved by himself and it doesn't contain any other answers from users either, is it considered as: off-topic>This describes a problem that can'...
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Flags on multiple comments for one post

Sometimes I see several comments to one post which are equally obsolete/to chatty/... I don't know how the flag review queue is organized, so what is simpler for reviewers? Should I flag one ...
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Can we give rep to those who flag questions?

On another meta post, a user suggested that we give rep to those who upvote answers, my suggestion is giving rep to those who give helpful flags. That way we encourage the users to flag questions, ...
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How do I show another user my flag history?

aditya patil asked for my flag history in my nomination discussion here. How can I provide my flagging history? EDIT: This is a screenshot of my flag history:
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How should shopping recommendations be flagged?

See title, essentially. Currently there isn't an explicit option on the flag menu to flag as "Off-topic -> Shopping recommendation", despite it being listed as an off-topic category in the Help Centre....
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Why did I get banned from chat for spam that I didn't do?

I just got banned from chat whilst I was trying to solve a problem that I needed help from the community from. However, the spam that I was kicked for wasn't even something I did! This is my "spam": ...
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Very low quality flag on a closed question, can't do anything but invalidate the flag?

I got two VLQ flags in my queue... actually the question is impossible to understand by normal humans, but I can't handle the flag if I don't either, invalidate (which I will not), or add a spam/...
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should questions like “i've got xyz modem and it doesn't connect” be flagged

I think such questions are inappropriate on Ask Ubuntu because it is specific modem companies responsibility to provide appropriate drivers for their hardware.There is hardly anything Ubuntu can do ...
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Should we edit offensive content that is only meant to vandalize the site?

Ok, let me clarify some substantive that I'm going to use: Content: it may refer to comments, body or title of a certain post. Offensive: anything that I wouldn't show to my Boss, family or for what ...
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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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cannot find duplicate article

I am trying to mark this article: Evince 3.10 on Ubuntu 12.04 as a duplicate of this article: How can I install the latest version of Evince? but I cannot find it in the list of duplicates. does ...
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Questions in Answers

The answer here seems to be a question. So the question I have is this: should I leave a comment asking the poster to create a new question, or should I flag it so that a moderator can remove it?
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Should we allow links to fundraising and the like in questions?

Today, 355273: How to Install 0 A.D on every version of Ubuntu and contribute to its indiegogo page caught my eye. The question contained (in both question and answer) various links to the indiegogo ...
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Should I flag items for deletion when this is a method of communicating with the user?

I've recently been given review privileges for new users. Occasionally, some of them make the mistake of posting answers when they shouldn't, such as here, where the user asks for clarification on ...
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A flag in the Off Topic flag menu that shouldn't be there?

When I open the Flag menu for a question or answer and select the Closing -> Off-Topic I see the next possible flag: This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on ...
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Link broken in duplicate answer flags view

In the 10k+ tools for reviewing flags I see this glitch: This link used to work (at least yesterday). I could then click on the link to go to the automatically marked duplicate answer.
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Flagging message, for ubuntu +1 questions

I think we need a specific flagging message under offtopic because, for ubuntu +1(Saucy Salamander) questions? Update: Some relevant screenshots. As we can see above, we can mark offtopic based on ...
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How to flag an off-topic question on a non-linux OS?

The question Since the new flags for closing (which I applaud) it is unclear to me how I can flag a question about Windows, Mac, Solaris or whatever which clearly does not belong here. I want to ...
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The flagged Queue is not updating correctly

When looking at Flagged Queue, and after flagging some or all the questions/Answers, the number of flags stays the same, or increases, when the number of flagged items decrease, or done all together. ...
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Why was this “not an answer” flag declined?

To my surprise I saw this in my flagging history: My computer boots up with Ubuntu: How can I tell what's on my hard disk? - answered 1 hour ago by TomC not an answer – 46 mins ago ...
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Does it make sense to flag non-English questions?

I think that the scope of a flag is to make moderators aware of content that request their intervention. And also I think that this site really only support English. Now, some of moderators can find ...
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Please do not flag as low quality for no reason

Please read this question and its answers first: Regarding "Low Quality" flag The problem: I've noticed that a small number of users on this site regularly flag questions as low quality, ...
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Is this question too localized?

The owner of this question wants help changing the Language for menus and windows from Chinese (which she can't read) to Spanish. Is this question too localized because it is of interest to one person ...
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Is a problem that a single user is having “too localised”?

Sometimes a user has a problem that is almost certainly unique to him- or herself. The question is "My system is broken. Why? Here are my configuration files." and the answer is "There's a typo on ...
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Should I report comments (in any way at all) that aren't spam but aren't constructive?

I'm looking at this question in which someone is giving pretty unhelpful answers in the comments attached to the question. I don't think this person is really trying to be unhelpful, but the comments ...
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Why are my comment flags continually getting rejected?

A little while ago I asked (Should I flag comments such as “I agree”, “+1 for x”, or “I changed x in my post”?) if certain kinds of comments should be flagged as useless, and got told that I should ...
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Best way to notify the moderators?

So in the wake of the UFC-spam attack last night, I (like many of you) used-up all of my flags trying to fight the onslaught of crap being posted on our site. At one point, I noticed my flag amount ...
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Please add a new privilege that allows unlimited flagging to help combat spam!

A massive spam attack happened and I am only allowed to flag 9 of them. I didn't see any privileges that lifts this limit. If, at a certain point, this restriction is lifted, then delete this ...
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Should spam-only accounts always be deleted?

Should accounts that have posted spam and don't appear to have contributed any non-spam content to the site always be deleted? My understanding--from limited observation and this may be wrong!--is ...
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Should we commment on spam to get it deleted faster?

Recently I observe that obvious spam often gets far more down votes than spam flags would be needed for community deleting and locking: Should we in case of an obvious spam post leave a comment so ...
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How do I cancel a close vote?

If I have marked any question for close by mistake and it shouldn't be closed, then how can I remove the close vote of mine from that question?
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Should I add another flag as well?

Often times I see on a question a comment like this: If I feel that is a duplicate, should I also add a flag? Or should I not, since there's already (probably) a flag on the question? Or, should I ...
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Is there a way to move the flagging dialogue?

Sometimes when flagging a question I would like to look at those parts of it which are hidden by the dialogue.
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Is there some congestion in the flag review queue?

I see 12 Flags "awaiting review", all 22 hours old. I am in no hurry - I am concerned by the possibility that something might be broken.
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How do I flag my question for re-opening?

Sometimes questions get closed as a duplicate, when they might not be one. A comment should be left by the close-voter for the user explaining how to get their question re-opened if the duplicate ...