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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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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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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it — what can I do?

I raised a flag. I asked for a post to be deleted. After a cooling off period, I reasoned that the poster had clearly dedicated a lot of time to answering their question, in a great attempt to be ...
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Moderators are *not* the Software Police! (Read for details!)

TL;DR because I know there's people who don't want to read all this. If a user is simply referencing that they are having an issue with a piece of software and that it is cracked (like a ...
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Should rant posts be considered against the “Be Nice” policy (“Rude/Abusive” flaggable)?

This was brought up in another Meta thread about a disagreement over the use of Rude/Abusive flags on rants. In so much as the link for the Rude/Abusive flag points to the Be Nice policy. In my ...
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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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Why was this flag declined?

My very low quality flag was declined by a moderator on this answer. Why? It is just a link and the OP won't make any effort to improve it. IMO this is about as low as the quality comes, is it not? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reward for flags?

I know that your are rewarded with bages for x amount of helpful flags for closing duplicate questions or off topic etc. However why dont you get any rewards like +1 for flags that others agree with ...
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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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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!

I get the "Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!" And I did review and yes, some of my SPAM flags were declined after which I flagged ...
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Does a 10k+ user get notified of a flag on their post in chat?

Let's say that I notice a really inappropriate message in chat from a 10k+ (this will usually mean that they have been hacked or something - not that I'm asking about a real situation that has ...
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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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Does the flags are for moderator attention?

When I click the flag button to flagging a question or an answer it show many option to flag like this questions And this for answers: Then my question is here if these are flags for mod review why ...
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Why did I get offensive flags?

Why did I get these offensive flags ? I did not offend anyone since I joined this website. I am astonished !
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What to do with out of date question with no answer?

This question was on topic and not a terrible question when it was asked. But it has received not answers, and is now off topic. Just want to make sure I'm correct in thinking this should be closed. ...
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Flagging has twice option as “it is duplicate” & “duplicate of”

For flagging as duplicate there is twice option as following: At main list > "it is duplicate..." Under "It should be closed for another reason" > "duplicate of..." Now what is difference between ...
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Why was my “obsolete” flag declined?

After having edited the question and created an appropriate answer I flagged the comment "Don't give the solution in your own question" as "obsolete" - the answer part had been removed from the ...
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Do flags expire?

I flagged something as off-topic. Twenty hours on, that flag is still active. I know mods are volunteers (and so on), but I would like to know why this flag is still pending only if the reason isn't ...
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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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Why the flag count doesn't show besides the review link?

I've seen for a couple of days this, but the "flag count" doesn't appear besides the review link unless flags > 30. Is this intended?
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Am I the first person to be privileged with 100 flags for the day?

I have been on and off the Stack Exchange network for the last couple of days and hence have not been able to raise the usual number of flags that I often raise. With last flagged post on 17th June; I ...
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Why is all my flag history gone?

Just since an hour or so, my "helpful flags" count on Ask Ubuntu appears to be reset, and only on AU where I had about 400+ helpful flags raised. On other SE sites, it seems all fine though. I also ...
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How come my inform moderator flags just went up?

I just noticed that instead of around 10 inform moderator flags remaining, I now have around 22. Why did the number go up?
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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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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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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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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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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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Add a “Migrate to xx SE site” option in the Off-Topic section for flagging questions

When I see a question that is off topic, I'll flag it. But, should we add an option like: o belongs to (dropdown list of SE sites) Questions about (bla bla bla) should be asked here instead ...
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Regarding “Low Quality” flag

I had a flag declined as: "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention". The flag that was used was "Low Quality". If these are going to be ...