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What is the policy on flag review?

If not deemed helpful flags can be declined or disputed. What flags should be declined and what flags should be disputed?
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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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Should really good/detailed "me too" answers have their content merged into the question?

Usually "me too" answers don't contribute much to working on the problem, but sometimes they do, as when they present details that are subtly different than (or more detailed than) what is provided by ...
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Notifications of flags

I want to get notifications of stuff that I flagged. I would like to know: What question/answer it's about If it was declined or accepted I want this notification on askubuntu.com Possible ...
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Should questions asking for files via download or email be flagged?

A couple times recently I've been seeing questions asking for specific files to be shared via download links posted in the answers or via email. The latest example of this I've seen is this question ...
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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 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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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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I'm not able to flag after using all my close votes

I've used up my close votes for the day, so I am trying to flag duplicates instead. I can no longer flag a duplicate for moderator attention. I have 39 flags remaining, this should work. (I'm ...
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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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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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Duplicate vs Linked vs Related. Best practice for site navigation

I believe that it is very beneficial for related questions to be linked together for easy navigation. When you use the duplicate tag, it has the benefit of linking questions together even if the ...
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How to mark question as duplicate? What happens when I click on flag?

I was hesitant to rampantly flag a question (which I considered a duplicate), because I feared this would automatically disrepute the question and/or - even worse - the question-asker. So, How to ...
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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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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 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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Wrong flag on question

This question has been flagged as "too localized" Unity does not run .xsession/.Xsession/.xsessionrc/.xinitrc on login this is clearly wrong, just look at all the other questions talking about ...
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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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Question about flagging topics that are a valid Q but also have a seperate main topic...

If you ask how to add a quicklist to a launcher and get it answered (Case in question) and it then gets included into a main topic with several examples of how to add quicklists to a myriad of other ...
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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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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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Could the non-official flavour flag have an automatic comment like duplicate has?

When you flag a question with a duplicate flag, it automatically sends a comment like Does this answer your question? How to run Visual Studio Code as root But for the Needs improvement - A ...
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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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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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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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How to know if a question is flagged apart from guessing from the downvotes?

Apart from the visible down-votes to a particular question considered as off-topic or irrelevant, how to know that it is flagged for deletion with x number of flags. Same thing for answers too. I ...
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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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Should otherwise obsolete comments sometimes be retained for the community opinion their upvotes express?

Sometimes a comment with lots of upvotes is still obsolete and should be removed. This is usually the case, for example, when it requests information that the OP then provides (and provides in such a ...
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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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Can comments not part of a discussion still be flagged as "too chatty"?

Is it sometimes appropriate to flag comments as "too chatty" even if they are not actually part of discussion taking place in comments? Here are some made up examples where I would be tempted to flag ...
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Why is my flag weight displayed with decimals [closed]

My flag weight is displayed with decimals. Currently it reads "510.0000" both on my user page for the main site and on my flagging summary page for the main site (no sense in linking the latter since ...
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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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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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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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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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Flagging Dispute: Flag Decline by @jrg on question "internet Connection problem in ubuntu 12.04- pppoeconf" [closed]

Flagged Answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/154482/10616 I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer" with the reasoning: "Not an Answer since the OP explicitly stated the command initially (so repeating ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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More destinations for off-topic questions

Often, I see a question that is off-topic, but I only see options on the flagging interface to flag for a close or to flag to send it to meta, which is quite limited. Is this by design since other ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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