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Adjustments to some automated moderator flags

The Stack Exchange platform has automatic triggers in place based on number of answers, number of answers per unit of time, answers from new users per day, answers from new users that get deleted, ...
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Get people that have marked a question as a duplicate to review it since changes have been made

I have a question When testing is it OK to use a method of the subject to test another method of the subject? This isn't a duplicate of [Is there any value in writing a unit test that is a subset of ...
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What flag for an irrelevant comment?

I asked this and one of the comments has nothing to do with the question. It's not "wrong" (in the sense of having incorrect information), it just is totally irrelevant to the question being asked. ...
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

I recently flagged an off-topic (implementation) question that was posted here with sole purpose to circumvent "problem" title block at Stack Overflow. I described the issue in "need of moderator ...
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Why does this homework dump deserve to stay on site (while prior was deleted)?

This homework dump has been quickly deleted - Problem : Valid Segments 1. Consider text comprised of blah blah. Task is to find out blah blah. Next day, it was slightly modified and reposted from ...
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Why was this question marked as “primarily opinion based”? [duplicate]

Quantifying the advantages of a modern version control system The question asked What I'm trying to find are concrete facts demonstrating developers work more effectively with Git, or ANY modern ...
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Was flagging as “Rude or Offensive” the wrong choice here?

I flagged a comment by the OP of this question (now deleted) as "rude or offensive". I don't have access to the comment any more (and don't know if it was eventually removed), but for the <10K+ ...
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Question “smell”

This question - Power of 2 and performance in SQL Server - is this a "good" question by the standards of this site? Sure, it's an advanced optimisation programming technique. But my first response ...
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Are Questions Asking for Help Using a Tool Off-Topic?

Regarding questions like this one: It seems fairly clearly off-topic from the Tour page: Don't ask about... implementation issues and coding tools But the closest thing in the flag as off-topic ...
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Why would the number of flags go up?

I have noticed over the last few days that the number of flags remaining has been increasing. When I flag a question, it appears that I start at 13 now. So, what would cause my number of flags to go ...
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10k tools, automatic low quality flags and flagging

When looking at the 10k tools, I saw a little '1' next to the flags and thought I'd go poke at it to see what it was. It was a very short answer, not more than a poorly formed sentence. But it ...
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Flagging dialog has slightly misleading text

I flagged a post for closure (not as a duplicate). When I went again to the flagging dialog it correctly displayed that you have already raised this type of flag but this text was also displayed under ...
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Should close votes require a comment be made?

It's very easy for a user with a high enough reputation to flag as "on hold". All it takes is 5 users to make it official. I've had several of my (Stack Exchange) questions get put on hold then ...
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How to flag off-topic questions that don't fit any off-topic categories?

When a <3K user flags a question as off topic, it is required to specify how the question is off-topic. My choice path goes: flag it doesn't belong here, or it is a duplicate... off-topic because.....
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Indicator to tell me I already flagged a question

I've been flagging a lot lately, and it's harmless for me to reflag the same question twice because the second time it just says I already flagged it, but all the same I find it bothersome that there'...
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Can (and should) answers be flagged for having nothing to do with programming?

Can we (and should we) flag an answer as having nothing to do with programming? For some borderline questions I feel the question is marginally on-topic, but is such some otherwise reasonable answers ...
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Why is this question not low quality?

I've seen several questions that I dont think meet the standards met in the FAQ. This question seems particularly low quality to me. From the FAQ: what project you should do next And: ...
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Why is the flag “declined”

I flagged this question for migration to Stack Overflow, and it has been successfully migrated. However, the status of the corresponding flag in my profile is "declined". Is this a bug?
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How is a question about ports and sockets on topic at Programmers?

I just flagged this question about the difference between a port and a socket as off-topic. My flag was declined. Can someone explain to me how is this question related to programmers? To me, it's ...
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Confused by flag feedback

I recently flagged some posts as 'very low quality' because I thought they were examples of "bad subjective" and didn't answer the question. They were declined, and the reason was: flags should ...
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Why was my flag in this question declined?

How do I break down and plan a personal programming project? At a glance, the title put the question in danger of being closed as 'Off-Topic'. But further than that, the grammar is poor, and it's ...
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what information is presented with a flag?

I edited a post to help make it on-topic after I had flagged it as being off-topic. guilty-conscience I tried to re-flag the Q to indicate that I had made some edits, but the re-flag failed since I ...
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It doesn't belong here doesn't allows me to select a suggestion that is not listed

I noticed that lately every time I want to click it doesn't belongs here as a flag I can't find the appropriate community I would suggest. So I find myself writing on other what I think it belongs. ...
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How does flagging review work?

Quick question but can someone provide a bit of clarity in regards to how the flagging review works? I recently flagged a question as off-topic, it was closed by community vote as off topic, but then ...
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How Should Dead Links Be Handled?

On a few of the stack exchange sites I have come across posts where the links within the postings are dead. How should these be handled? Is this something that you should flag for moderator ...
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Game Development Tag and how to handle questions about game development

I was reviewing answers and questions, and found a few questions related to game development. Some of them tagged with game-development, some not, but most of them would perhaps have better answers, ...
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Should “Stupid” Answers be Flagged?

Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people have been answering (for lack of a better term) stupidly. Since I am such a lucky person, I can't find an example right now, but I'll give you an idea of what ...
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How does one deal with trolling, when more than a single comment is involved?

A user has been going around on this question and trolling -- posting anti-C++ answers -- to a question whose activity ended ~3 months ago, with no technical basis, to every possible comment box. ...
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Should the 'good question' criteria be revised, or, has flagging become over-zealous?

First off, let me say I love the community moderation system. I think it's tops. But I feel like too many questions that could elicit interesting answers (specifically, interesting as a programmer) ...
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I'm not sure if this is affecting multiple sites (and I don't know a good way to test), but it appears that flagging is broken

Flagging a post always results in a message indicating that the flag comment text must be greater than 10 characters, even when it is. This might be more suited to Meta.SO, but until I have the chance ...
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Suggest leaving a templated comment when flagging a question

When flagging a question to be closed, migrated et cetera, I often want to leave comment with a suggestion for the OP about how to improve their question or where it would be more appropriate to ask. ...
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How to tell that an answer is from an enthusiastic user or from a spammer?

I have two answers that are late answers, from the same 1-rep user (usually they are greedy enough to set their website to the project homepage, but not this one...), and that don't give much ...
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“In your own words” Questions - Are they considered constructive?

Considering this question - Explain Big O notation in your words, are questions in this form considered constructive ? There are quality answers, but in the end, everyone has their own words to ...
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What's up with all the book recommendation flags?

There have been a ton of book recommendation questions, some fairly old with helpful answers, flagged as not constructive today. According to the last discussion on this, most of these qualify as ...
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Multi-level radio buttons for only one flag option is confusing [closed]

I attempted to flag a question today. There were two radio buttons present which did not behave as radio buttons. Clicking the flag question red confirmation button did nothing until a comment was ...
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Should I also flag questions when I already voted to close?

I wonder whether I should also flag questions on which I've already voted for a close. Should they still be flagged so the mods can see it or should the community just manage itself? 98% of the ...
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Decimal point flag weight

If you look at my programmers profile BlackJack, you can see: flag weight 518.3176 I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to happen..
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How to flag a question for reopening

Yesterday this question (Considering career change to patent agent/patent engineer [closed]) was closed. The question was now edited by the original author and I would like to flag it for reopening. ...
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Single flags verb agreement

English has verb agreement, where verbs have to agree in grammatical number with their subject. That rule is not being followed on the "Your flagging history" page:
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Can the Flag of Type “Inform Moderator” Be dismissed as Invalid?

There is this question Can a flag that attracts moderator action be treated as invalid? which deals with the general idea behind the validity of any flag. What i am asking is the specific flag ...
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Why are spam flags for posts that were deleted being dismissed as invalid?

Silly question? I don't think so... Referring to the question What is the flag option for, and the accepted answer provided, I should be contributing by flagging obvious spam as such, which I ...
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How do our moderators, and community members, feel about cleaning up comment noise? [duplicate]

This question has been superseded by the following questions: How can we improve our guidance about the purpose of comments? When should comments be deleted? Subsequent to a question about ...
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Is it possible to unflag an answer?

I incorrectly flagged this answer as being not-an-answer. Any way to take it back?
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What is the flag option for?

When is it appropriate to use the flag option to flag a post? It says in the sub title to use it for serious problems or to flag post for moderator attention. Would this include if we think its in ...
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What is flag weight?

I opened up my profile this morning and saw my flag weight was 160. What is flag weight, and how does that effect me?
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Voting to Close vs. Flagging

One trend I've seen since the improved flagging feature was rolled out has been users—who are otherwise able to vote to close—instead opting to flag a question for moderator attention with the ...
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Do moderators want to be notified when Stack Overflow questions get migrated?

Following up to Please stop using Programmers.SE as your toilet bowl: Since the main opposition position, which based on votes is pretty popular, is essentially "you're not getting rid of the crap, ...