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What happened to flag weight

Just now I observed that my profile is no longer showing "flag weight" instead it is showing "helpful flags". Where did flag weight go? Is it being replaced with helpful flags count?
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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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Flag declined because OP edited their answer in the meantime and I wasn't notified

I raised a custom in need of moderator intervention flag on this post because it was a link-only answer (when I did). The user has also posted another link-only with the same link. So, I found more ...
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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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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 ...
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Seeking support/feedback about closure flags not resulting in a page closure

While doing a php tag dive a little over a week ago, I flagged a handful of posts which I thought should be closed. At this point, 1 has been closed, and of the remaining 4 which remain open, 2 have ...
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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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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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Should humorously bad answers by known trolls be flagged?

When a user has only ever previously used the site for trolling, and then they post an answer that looks like it might be a genuine attempt to answer the question, except: The answer is not likely to ...
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A VLQ flag invalidated by a minor edit

I have flagged an answer as very low quality since it barely can help OP to solve their problem (see my comment there). The answer got two “Recommend Deletion” votes when reviewed but then the review ...
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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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How to find posts I had flagged?

In previous design of Ask Ubuntu, there was an option to find the posts/comments I had flagged. I cannot find it in the recent design. How to find the posts I had flagged?
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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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Flagging and answering? [duplicate]

Is it proper/accepted/correct etiquette to answer a question (for rep, bounty, etc.), but then flag it as a duplicate? Or is this considered "gaming the system"?
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Should users be able to flag comments as obsolete that they have previously upvoted?

I understand why I cannot flag a comment I've upvoted. When I upvote a comment, it means I think it is of especially high quality. But an especially high quality comment can become obsolete (for ...
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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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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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How do I flag a question with two different questions in it?

I found this question posted by a new user who is having some issues with his new Ubuntu 12.10 installation. He asked two different questions in it, one about no wireless with his Broadcom 4313 (which ...
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Should comments that answer a question be marked obsolete after full answers are posted?

Sometimes a comment is posted that answers a question. This is not even always wrong--sometimes the comment is insufficiently detailed to constitute a good answer. Then, sometime later, a good, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Add Unix and Linux to the off topic menu

Sometimes I come across questions that I believe to be better suited on the Unix and Linux StackExchange site. E.g. How can I set up radius authentication properly? . When using the flag as off ...
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What happens if I flag a high-quality post in a review audit?

I recently reached 500 rep and gained access to the review system, so I'm evidently new to it. Today I received my first audit, which I almost failed directly as a result of it being an audit. It took ...
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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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Are my flags helpful?

I was looking at the posts I flagged on AskUbuntu to see whether my flags were helpful or not. I saw that all my flags were accepted but two: A flag on a question about computer science which has ...
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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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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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Searchbox during flagging inept results

I often have the problem when I flag something as duplicate and try to search in this searchbox I get no hits. But when I use the same keywords in my google search I find what I'm after. With search ...
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Order of operations when editing/flagging

A bit of a question and a bit of a PSA for others to potentially avoid the problem I ran into. This question was originally unclear. The title did not match the question body, and there was (...
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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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Inconsistent flag handling?

One was declined, one was marked "helpful" This was flagged as not a real question - however, what ended up happening... audio stopped working sudden in a .avi file - it got closed as too localized, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can moderators confirm abandoned questions should be closed TL, not NARQ?

For quite some time, we've been using the too localized close reason for abandoned questions. Of course, if the question merits closure for another reason--it's a duplicate, it couldn't have been ...
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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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Could we migrate outdated answers to community wiki mode?

One trait that makes AskUbuntu different from many SE communities is that our subject matter changes at a six-month clip. The answer for new versions is often very different from the answers for older ...
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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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Is it OK to post, and how should we deal with, non-English (or partly non-English) answers intended for translation? [duplicate]

Questions in languages other than English, or which contain non-English text and translated text, have been discussed before on meta. But what about answers that are written in other languages? How ...
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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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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 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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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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Flagging Duplicate questions when answers are not accepted

What do you do when you find there is a duplicate question which has some answers, but none of the answers are accepted or upvoted. Do you still flag it as a duplicate even though the OP may not get ...
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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 ...
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Is there a queue of flagged questions?

I often find questions which I flag as dup, to close or other. However I have the impression that not many other had a look at them. So my question is: Is there some queue or list for non-moderations ...
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