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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...