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Which comment flags should be used for what reasons? with the additional intent to minimize mod workload

If I flag a comment, I am presented with a number of choices. It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. This comment attacks a person or group. Learn more in our Code of Conduct. unfriendly or ...
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Can I now use DPRK-style language in posts?

I suggested this be toned down: In contrast, the men who flocked to the American banner, from the first day of the occupation, were naught more than self-interested traitors to their own people and ...
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Flag declined claiming a source is rightly criticized in an answer because it is used in the Q, but I don't see it in the Q

I flagged this answer for a minor issue: Since there's a recent mod trend to remove irrelevant soapboxing from answers, I suggest the last para on Meduza be removed. AFAICT Meduza was never brought ...
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Are flags on meta reviewed or dealt with?

There is a user who has been abusing me regularly on meta. I have flagged their posts multiple times, but all flags are showing as "pending". Are flags on meta reviewed by anyone?
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Feature request - Let us flag our own comments

This site often results in overly long discussions in the comments sections. It would be nice if I could flag one of my own comments (e.g., a comment along the lines of "This discussion has gone ...
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Is denying a violent event covered under "rude and abusive" flag?

I believe "denying a past violent event" is one of criteria for reporting harassment on Twitter. I can certainly understand that sentiment. But it's borderline. If there is clear and ...
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Why was my comment flag declined?

I recently flagged this comment: It is clearly a political question because it asks about an action of the government of Canada. I do not know an answer, though (same as @JoeC). (Emphasis mine) My ...
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Declining comment flags and then deleting. Reason?

After making necessary edits, and flagging unrelated comments (today's 1-2 hours ago), why were two of my "no longer required" comment flags declined and then one of those was deleted anyway ...
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Why was this flag declined?

This answer, by its own admission, does not answer the question. Other users have pointed this out as well. Indeed, the answerer admits: Fair point that I should have been more on point to the OP's ...
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Is referring to third-world countries as "low-IQ and culturally inept groups" acceptable here or considered racist?

I've encountered an answer in which this exact phrasing was used (among others). It looks racist to me, but I don't want to raise a flag if I'm not sure about the community guidelines... should this ...
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"Not an answer" flag declined for eventually deleted answer

I see this declined flag in my flag history. This is related to this answer which got deleted (not sure if that related to my flag or not). That answer did not look like a proper answer, but a decent ...
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How to flag answers that misrepresent sources they cite?

There have been a couple of instances that I know of (1), (2) in which answers were deleted at least in part for misrepresenting or at the very least seriously stretching the sources they purported to ...
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What is the appropriate action to take when nuisance comment flags are declined?

I raised the "no longer needed" flag on the following comment If we start inferring from the career of campaign managers... Manafort served Ukraine's pro-Kremlin and anti-NATO president Yanukovych ...
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What should I flag political rants that are posted as answers as?

See this answer: Is there any justification for Trump’s accusing the mainstream media of propagating “fake news?” Obviously no. Our friends on the left and in the mainstream media ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

I recently flagged an answer which I think wasn't an answer. To my surprise, the flag was somehow declined. The screenshots below show the question and the flag declination. When flagging, I added a ...
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Are comments of the variety 'The New York Times is Fake News' flaggable?

First response to my newly posted question What are the problems related to Trump administration’s targeting of Huawei affecting US/UK relationship? is this comment (now deleted): Likely just Fake ...
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What to do with partially snide but also partially useful comments?

There's a general problem here, for which I'll give a specific illustration, but this is about the general problem, not any one instance. We see many useful comments where the commentator makes ...
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Is this considered within bounds of "be nice" policy? If so, why?

Quoting a comment (emphasis mine): There is no such thing as a "bad" question. There is a such thing as nitpicking critics that parse questions and answers to satisfy their own peer-pressure or ego ...
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Should posts be flagged to make have them reviewed by the community or not?

I ask this because there seem to be conflicting advice coming from our mods, so I would like to have this point clarified before I flag anything else anymore. Please do not use flags in an attempt to ...
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How to flag questions that cant be answered with facts?

It seems there are lots of questions in this Stack Exchange that are not fact based questions. If the higher reputation members have the ability to do such flagging, the evidence of it being ...
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Flagged rude response to my comment, my comment was deleted

In response to this question, Was Saddam ever a US ally? , a poster made misleading claims. When I pointed this out in a comment, they posted a bunch of obstructionist responses, full of non ...
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Why is this post not rude or abusive (as evidenced by declined flag)?

I'm trying to make a sense of a declined "rude or abusive" flag. The flag was declined with a canned "declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it" message without a ...
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Are rude/abusive flags handled based on latest edited text of the post as of review time, or on the original text? [duplicate]

When a post is flagged as rude or abusive, how are the flags handled? More specifically, is it based on latest edited text of the post as of review time, or on the original text?
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Is it appropriate to flag unreferenced answers making extraordinary claims?

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan (Wikiquote, which is generally reliable in evaluating whether a quote was really made, and a link to a page that has a video clip of ...
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What's the purpose of this flag, if it gets declined?

When flagging, there is available the following flag reason: It states: This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might ...
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Why was this Comment Flag Declined?

I'm not really a regular on this part of Stack Exchange, but I assume comments are treated roughly the same on all Stack Exchange sites. Recently I saw a comment on a question which didn't seem to be ...
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Are antisemitic conspiracy theories against policy?

I flagged this answer as "rude or abusive". The flag reason states: A reasonable person would find this content inappropriate for respectful discourse. The linked policy states: Bigotry of any ...
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How to handle a post with multiple issues

If someone posts an unreferenced answer saying that people didn't walk on the moon, I'd flag it for lacking references. However, it wouldn't be hate speech. If someone posts an unreferenced answer (...
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How should lower-rep users handle 'answers' that don't address the question?

The question How would the Libertarian non-coercion policy apply to a business being required to bake a cake for a gay wedding? currently has several 'answers' that don't actually answer the question ...
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How should we handle offensive images in questions, or obvious soapboxing?

Take for example this question. Is religious discrimination legal in the USA. Numerous attempts to remove the offensive image were made, with the attempt to remove the offensive material and ...
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When should the "not an answer" and "very low quality" flags be used?

I have noticed a few incorrect "not an answer" and "very low quality" flags, which I have declined with this message: flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether ...
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Are off-topic posts to be flagged?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer", which is explained as follows. This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, ...
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