Questions tagged [flagging]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
1 answer
64 views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
176 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
62 views

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 ...
  • 209
5 votes
2 answers
79 views

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, ...
  • 31.3k
4 votes
1 answer
88 views

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 ...
  • 103k
2 votes
3 answers
97 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
44 views

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 ...
  • 3,352
0 votes
0 answers
22 views

Is it possible to remove a flag? [duplicate]

Is it possible to remove a flag? e.g. if I flag a question as "Unclear what you're asking", and the OP edits the question, is it possible to remove my flag from that question? Or if I flag ...
  • 3,352
0 votes
0 answers
65 views

Consequences of getting "Declined Flags" [duplicate]

I guess the question 'how many 'decined flags' do a user get to make' is pointless, so, what are the consequences, if any, of getting too many? How does the system calculates declined flags (n ...
  • 20.1k
3 votes
1 answer
48 views

Flag vs Close, when to use?

Today I voted to close on an off topic question, but this made me think, if I vote to close is the question also flagged too get the attention of other user's?, or should I also flag as a duplicate to ...
-11 votes
1 answer
199 views

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 ...
4 votes
5 answers
121 views

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 ...
  • 103k
5 votes
0 answers
23 views

Mod flag text box breaks out of flag dialouge [duplicate]

The mod flag text box goes over the edge of the flag dialogue:
  • 31.3k
2 votes
1 answer
57 views

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 ...
  • 34.8k
3 votes
1 answer
52 views

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 ...
  • 34.8k
-2 votes
1 answer
116 views

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 ...
  • 103k
0 votes
1 answer
41 views

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 ...
  • 187k
0 votes
1 answer
107 views

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 ...
  • 187k
0 votes
1 answer
51 views

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 ...
  • 2,115
13 votes
2 answers
201 views

Should I wait before flagging as "Unclear what you're asking"?

Sometimes it’s unclear what a user is asking to understand questions properly. I had flagged such questions as "Unclear what you're asking" and all deemed helpful also. Should I give time to the user ...
  • 33.7k
11 votes
4 answers
239 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
59 views

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 ?
  • 11k
1 vote
1 answer
49 views

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 ...
  • 14.8k
0 votes
0 answers
25 views

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)
2 votes
1 answer
31 views

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??
  • 4,922
0 votes
1 answer
36 views

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'...
  • 6,804
6 votes
1 answer
114 views

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 ...
  • 8,486
-2 votes
1 answer
58 views

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, ...
  • 6,541
2 votes
2 answers
54 views

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:
  • 80.6k
1 vote
0 answers
28 views

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....
  • 2,072
6 votes
2 answers
273 views

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": ...
2 votes
1 answer
61 views

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/...
  • 65.9k
0 votes
1 answer
66 views

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 ...
6 votes
2 answers
186 views

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 ...
  • 65.9k
10 votes
1 answer
224 views

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 ...
  • 65.9k
2 votes
2 answers
48 views

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 ...
  • 702
1 vote
1 answer
43 views

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?
  • 1,671
8 votes
4 answers
284 views

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 ...
  • 1,603
5 votes
2 answers
119 views

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 ...
  • 6,742
12 votes
1 answer
116 views

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 ...
  • 18.3k
2 votes
1 answer
40 views

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.
  • 65.7k
5 votes
0 answers
74 views

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 ...
  • 11.8k
13 votes
1 answer
211 views

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 flag ...
  • 27.8k
6 votes
1 answer
81 views

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. ...
  • 105k
6 votes
2 answers
178 views

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 ...
  • 65.7k
8 votes
1 answer
312 views

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 ...
13 votes
1 answer
238 views

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, ...
  • 50.9k
4 votes
1 answer
157 views

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 ...
  • 105k
8 votes
2 answers
109 views

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 ...
  • 12.1k
8 votes
1 answer
101 views

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 ...
  • 1,092