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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?