The information we see is:
The close reason or your message, if you flagged for moderation attention,
How long ago you flagged,
If you also voted to close (for question flags, and only for users with 3K+ rep), and
If you posted one or more comments (just a count).
Everything else, including edits, we see exactly like you do, by visiting the ...
A socket is inherently an interface that an OS provides to applications to communicate via an address, so I feel this question is relevant to a programmer. I don't see sockets as being a major concern for system administrators or network engineers but they certainly matter to software developers writing a network interface.
In the first instance you should have a quick look to see if you can work out what link should be now - however, don't spend much time on this. It might be that there's a new version of the documentation out and changing the version number in the URL might be all that's needed.
Assuming that you can't find the new URL leave a comment. The poster will be ...
To be clear, the questions were on various answers to this question.
I declined the flags because it was an inappropriate use of the flags.
Answers can not be "bad subjective" - that criteria only applies to questions. The definition of a low quality answer is something that doesn't provide a reason or explanation, only consists of a link, it's commenting ...
The "very low quality" flag is intended for questions that have severe formatting or content problems, that can't be solved by editing and/or commenting. If you can parse the question and understand what it says, it's not a "very low quality" one.
When you are flagging, you are essentially asking a moderator to take a closer look, and our job is not to ...
The feature already exists, but only for diamond moderators.
Every time a similar feature has been asked for regular users, it has been declined summarily, although I'm certain that everyone who votes to migrate means well, incorrect migrations are quite often. Programmers especially has suffered a lot from incorrect migrations from Stack Overflow, the ...
I guess I should have searched all of the meta sites...
It turns out that there is a formula used to increase the flag quantity based on activity.
Recent changes to flagging and limits
You start with 10 flags per day.
Based on your reputation and flagging history, you can end up with as many as 100 per day.
Currently, that means you get an ...
I didn't decline that flag, but here's my take on it.
If you have the tools to do something as a user, you should be using those tools. There's nothing that I, as a moderator can do that you as a user cannot do. Therefore, don't put it into my flag queue. As an example, the right thing to do in this case would be to edit the topic title (along with the post ...
90% likely to be spam.
User not active otherwise.
User has done nothing other than promote one commercial product. Big warning sign!
Late answers imply a marketer was keyword-searching for forums / posts containing the word "KanBan" or "collaboration" or similar
Not a particularly tailored answer, could easily be from a product brochure. Spammers ...
I don't think it really needs a separate feature, since it's pretty easy to just click "add comment" after you flag.
You can store and customize comments you leave most often using this user script, although I recommend still tailoring comments to the question when needed/possible.
We could probably come up with the most common comments that apply to ...
There doesn't appear to be any indication that the post has been edited until I click through to the post from the list of flags. I always handle flags from within the question, so I have a full context, so I can easily see that there are changes and to get a better picture of what's going on. Of course, depending on when the flag/edit happened, we see the ...
I didn't handle this flag, but since I'm hanging around anyway...
I flagged this question for immediate closure
Actually, you used this flag:
...That's the description for the "very low quality" flag. Clearly, it's intended for questions that are little more than festering boils - skip closing and editing, go straight to deletion.
But further than ...
Flag any of the user's comments for moderation attention, and explain the situation. Make sure to point out that there are other comments and provide the user's handle, they can take it from there. Flagging all the user's comments will also make the moderators aware of the behaviour, but describing the situation is obviously quicker.
But if all comments are ...
There are three standard reasons for declining a flag:
flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer
a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it
flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
Ignoring the second for now, the first is used in ...
Well, I'd definitely use it :)
Tailored comments would be preferable, and the user script Anna shared is more or less the feature as I want it, but I think there would be some value in assembling a list of template comments to better guide users write helpful comments (and use in the script).
I'm always struggling with my English, several of my comments ...
One of the answers gives some information about the product (emphasis mine):
I can recommend KanbanTool. You can organize your work with colored sticky notes placed on a kanban board to visualize, control and optimize your workflow. It also provides analytics with breakdown charts and cumulative flow diagram. You can also invite people to build project ...
The "answer" was:
I think [KanbanTool] a quite good solution. It helps me to organise teamwork. I can use boards to share and collaborate on work. It has also a feature of file sharing.
The bold alone make be think it might be spam :) I've removed the bold for now.
Strikes against the user:
They are late answers.
They are exactly the same answer.
IMO it's condescending form of question. Whose words would you use if not your own? Are you a plagiarizer? An android? Or maybe they want you to make up something ridiculous?
I can't remember the last time I was asked such a question, but if anyone did ask me one, I'd chafe at it.
Topicality doesn't apply to answers, inasmuch as the answers answer the question. It only applies to questions.
The same principle applies to duplication; only questions can be duplicated. "Blue" is the same answer to the questions "What color is your car," and "How do I feel today?"
First off, do a little sanity-check: are you sure the question is off-topic? If it's about cats, then that's an easy check; otherwise, review the faq.
Next, do another sanity-check: is it spam? Is it someone trolling for attention? There are specific flags for "spam" and "it is not welcome in our community" that are a heck of a lot more effective than ...
That particular flag is notoriously ambiguous, the reason it's still called 'very low quality' is that we've yet to come up with a phrase that better defines what it's trying to tell you.
Put simply, that flag means 'toxic waste' - can't be salvaged without a heroic edit, it's gibberish, indecipherable sledge, or something similar. If you would hesitate to ...
I had to think about this one a bit.
Practical and answerable? Perhaps it is because the OP is likely asking trying to figure out how to squeeze performance out of SQL Server in low level mathematical operations. The question is intriguing to me to but then I am particularly fond of questions that concern strategies in tuning an application.
In all, I am ...
I fat fingered this.
The conversation in the comments had definitely taken a non constructive turn, and your flag was helpful (~ it pointed me to the right direction). The type of the flag is secondary, and it didn't play a role here.
Apologies. I owe you a helpful flag ;)
If you see something that doesn't agree with you on this site with regards to content or user actions, then please flag for a community moderator. That is why we are here so that you don't have to go to StackExchange directly with questions like this. If something we see needs to be addressed that is outside of our control then we will contact ...
That sounds like it could be a homework question!
Actually on reading it now it certainly reads like a homework/interview question.
I think you've identified the problem with this type of question in that it will end up with a "plethora of answers" each pretty much as valid as the next. In addition there doesn't seem to be a real problem to be solved here.