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Why was this comment flag declined?

Recently, I've flagged this comment as No Longer Needed because it doesn't contribute anything to the post, but for some reason, it got declined. Does the flagging system work differently on Seasoned ...
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How should we flag suspiciously low quality questions?

I've noticed a stream of extremely low quality questions recently that seem to be properly formed with fair grammar, but are frankly absurd. (Of the formula "I did this totally bad thing that I know ...
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Why is this comment not unfriendly/unkind?

I flagged a comment recently for being unfriendly/unkind, and the flag was declined. This question is off-topic here, would be off-topic on an image recognition site. It is asking for impossible ...
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What are "very low quality" flags for?

One of the options when flagging is "very low quality". What should that be used for? Does it include bad/misleading/unsupported answers?
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Is this question still primarily opinion-based?

I asked a question on chili peppers that was placed on hold as opinion-based. To myself and others it clearly was not, even especially after I edited it. No one commented why they feel it is still ...
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Has anybody else received abusive comments that were later edited or deleted?

On at least two occasions recently, a user (different users) left a totally inappropriate comment only to quickly edit it. In these particular cases the intended recipient was notified and saw the ...
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How to start cooking question

This question has been put on hold as too broad. I don't think it's too broad at all and is a valid question. I posted an answer that I thought was appropriate, and I think it's a great way to start ...
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Why was this comment-flag declined?

I flagged this comment as not constructive, since it doesn't contribute anything useful to future readers. Why was my flag declined?
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Should link-only answers be flagged?

I was about to flag the answer linked below but didn't find a suitable flag option. https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/54311/1549 Is it my imagination or did we once have "link-only answer" as one ...
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Flag - displays incorrect flag reason

After I flagged this question as being "too broad", I went to check its status and clicked flag again. It shows me that I raised 2 flags on it, one for it should be closed for another reason... and ...
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Flag helpful but obsolete comments?

Moderators and other well-meaning users often comment if they think a post can be improved. If the poster then takes the advice and makes the suggested edit, is it appropriate for the poster to then ...
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Recent Answer to Cast Iron Teacup question = spam?

How to use cast-iron teacup? I'm torn between flagging this new answer (https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/44294/17063) as spam and up-voting it. While the answerer is a new user who has a product ...
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What *IS* an answer?

I flagged this answer as not an answer Is it safe to put hot food in the fridge? and received declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer ...
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Not an Answer -- Did something change?

Did something change recently in how Not an Answer flags are processed? I am now getting a yellow circle with a 2: But when I click, it doesn't show anything to review in the main part of the page. ...
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Standard for "Not an Answer"?

What do you mod-ly types use as your standard when viewing Not an Answer flags? I so wanted to flag this one: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/32793/14401 It is a late answer, doesn't directly ...
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How important are the correct flag reasons?

When I see a bad question, I want to flag it. But sometimes, I'm not sure what flag reason to use. I can doubt between two reasons, or be not sure what the main reason of the flag is. Does it really ...
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Inappropriate moderator comments in chat

I asked a poll question knowing it would be closed. The moderators that closed it were sympathetic (thanks). But there was some offensive talk in the chat I can't let pass. I flagged it, but without ...
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How does flagging a question work?

I'm having issues flagging questions. I've tried doing this twice before, and I'm not sure it worked either time. I don't think it worked because it never showed up in Tools - Flagged and I did not ...
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does "this will kill you" count as a flag reason?

This answer is dangerously unsafe. Is it valid to flag such a post as needing moderator attention?
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