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Why can't I suggest “Chemistry Stack Exchange” as another site when flagging a question as off-topic? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that when I flag something as off-topic by suggesting it to another site(in order to get better answers for that question) I only see the options of Physics Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Possibility to retract flag on comments [closed]

I have noticed that even if I mistakenly flag a comment, I cannot be able to retract the flag afterward... I think it will be a good feature to add the possibility to retract flags on comments.
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Spam flag on nonsense garbage declined

Sorry for raising this up weeks later, because I just checked my flag logs today. My spam flag on this answer was declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it (...
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Is a good 'accepted flag ratio' defined?

What's a good ratio for $\frac{\text{Number of declined + disputed flags}}{\text{(Number of flags raised) - (Number retracted)}}$? Just an approximate... 1:50, 1:75, 1:100 or something rough. It ...
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Should we leave super wrong highly downvoted posts visible or should we delete them?

This answer (10K only; screenshot) is an example of a "super wrong" post. For the purposes of this discussion, a "super wrong" post is an answer which not only is factually incorrect but is incorrect ...
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The problem with spam flags

I have flagged quite a few posts and answers, 2 of which were spam flags and both were declined. Why? Isn't spam anything redundant and lengthy? For instance, if a person's answer is "...
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Question ID on mobile app

I was wondering how do I find the question ID of a particular question in order to flag it as a duplicate. How can I find the question ID of any particular question?
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Offensive user name

Is there a way to flag a user for the name? I noticed this user's name after answering this question. I don't know about any policies on user names, but this one seems like it could very well ...
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What happens to helpful flagged posts [duplicate]

I see my flag being marked as helpful. What does that mean? I do not see the post being removed, or anything happening to it. Why?
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Why are some posts shown with a pink background in the list of flags I've raised?

Upon looking under the list of posts I flagged, some are pending/ helpful. Under those helpful ones, some are highlighted in red. What does that mean?
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Retracting flags

Initially I wanted to flag a question because of certain reasons. However, after the OP edited, I do not want to flag anymore. 1. Would my flag be declined? 2. Should I retract my flag?
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Why was this flag rejected?

This answer only provides a link. As such, it is not unlikely that it will be deleted, and in fact a user has already suggested that the post does not really qualify as an answer (I may presume they ...
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Is it possible to expand the list of migration sites for off-topic posts?

Recently, it seems that we've been getting several questions that would be more appropriate for Cross Validated. This question is only the most recent example. Right now, the only choices for off-...
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Flagging as duplicate - After someone else has done it & Reviews

Suppose someone has flagged a question for being a duplicate, should I also flag it as duplicate, or does the one flag suffice? (And does this change if it's a duplicate of two questions or more?) ...
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A new flag: “not-constructive”

Many a times, there are questions which are absolutely vague and have no meaning in them, like: If I fall from a great height, will I overcome the speed of light? Now, these are off topic questions, ...
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Query regarding review of post flags

Suppose I have flagged any question or answer by a person with high reputation or any moderator, as inappropriate (or any other flag). As far as I know, it will be placed in the review queue. Now, ...
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What kind of flags should be raised in the following cases?

Consider the following two cases: The question asked shows no research effort. It could have been easily solved with minimum research from the side of the user who is asking. But it does not belong ...
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A way to mark questions as non-duplicates?

I'm new to SE but practically every day I come across constructive, thought-out questions that are very quickly marked as duplicates -- while a simple comparison with the alleged duplicate shows very ...
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Query regarding flagging posts

When I try to flag a post, and try to mark it that it does not belong to this site, I only have two options to choose the other site to which the post should be migrated: Physics Meta SE and ...
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Is the “spam” flag appropriate for gibberish posts, or is it reserved for promotional material?

Let's say I come across a post which solely says: akdhlkfahsdkhfalsdhf Obviously this person is doing a little home-row bashing, but how are we supposed to flag this? My first thought was spam, ...
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Are the new moderators running a different flag policy?

I have noticed that since the moderator election my flags are getting declined significantly more frequently. Specifically I placed 9 flags since the election, 5 of which got declined. What I find ...
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Low-quality answers

A bunch of answers just came into the low quality review queue (coincidentally, many by the same user...) and they all share one characteristic: they are incorrect, but they do attempt to answer the ...
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What constitutes non-answers?

The flag reason for non-answers is the following: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or ...
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Flagging low quality answers: an experiment

Abstract: We are experimenting with expanding the scope of the very low quality (VLQ) flag. For two weeks, August 8-21, moderators will not decline any VLQ flags. We will allow these flags will sit in ...
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Not enough research effort flag

Is there a flag for flagging as insufficient research effort? Or do I need to use a custom reason flag? (Should I even flag a question as such? I know a lot of people do...) Sorry if this is a dumb ...
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How to check what's happened to my flag?

I'm pretty sure I flagged my question Why do they think WT1190F is low density? a few days ago, suggesting/requesting that it be migrated to Space Exploration Stackexchange. When I originally asked ...
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Why was this Very Low Quality flag declined?

I have always felt that the criteria for the use of the Very Low Quality flag are fuzzy, confusing, and ultimately wrong, and I recently had a VLQ flag declined that I would like some clarifications ...
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How to deal with “spam” for papers?

I noticed some answers that: have nothing or little to do with the question; include an undisclosed link to a paper that is either by the answer’s author or particularly liked by the answer’s author –...
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Raising issues with the chat room

Suppose I see a post in the chat room that I think is potentially inflammatory, what is the best way to bring it to a moderator's attention? Flagging seems a near nuclear option, and I've been ...
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Flagging Rejections and Penalty Time

I had the privilege of Flagging taken from me. How many times can I get rejected before it is disabled? Is this permanent or is there a time for restriction?
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Why was my flag on a 'link-only' answer disputed?

Recently I flagged an answer to this question citing not an answer as it was providing only a link. Now, link-only answers are not encouraged here as they may ...
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Flag Post Warning

I was reviewing a post now and due to certain flaws of the post, I had to flag it. Just then I saw this message at the bottom of the flagging window. I checked my flagging history by clicking on the ...
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Flag to post (finally deleted) deemed disputed

Recently I flagged 2 posts by an user named Harsh Raj (a new user, could not find his profile) as one was a spam and the other was of poor quality (includes poor grammar and bad spelling and ...
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Question about flagging policies

I am wondering as to the exact policy of flagging answers. I have flagged answers which promote non mainstream science four times. Of these four times, the first three times the flag was accepted. ...
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Why is question-migration limited?

When a question is asked on the wrong site, it can be migrated to another site via the flagging function. Why is this migration limited to only a few sites? It should rather be a list of all sites to ...
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Reporting cross-posting

Sorry if I appear to whining, but it appears to me that we don't have a clear policy about reporting cross-posting. This is prompted by the following instances/examples: It probably isn't right to ...
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Which flag do I use for an inappropriate post?

Other than off topic flags, there are several different types of flags that one can cast on a question, answer, or comment. What are each of these flags for? Question and answer flags: spam ...
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Can we Undo Flags?

I flagged a question thinking that it deserved it, but later I realised that the flag wasn't needed. So my question is can we undo a flag?
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Flags mentioned as helpful, but still my remaining flags are reduced

I have flaged 4 posts and my profile says that all the flags are helpful(i.e. 4 posts flaged, 4 helpful flags). But when I tried to flag one more post, I saw that I had only 8 flags remaining. Even ...
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Adding “Non-mainstream physics” to the answer deletion/flag reasons

Okay, so we have the question VTC reason of "we deal with mainstream physics..." yadda yadda yadda. And everyone is grateful for it. But what about answers? Surely everyone would agree that we don't ...
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Flagging question as belonging to another SE site

When flagging a question Physics SE, one can select This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network and then one further has the options to choose from meta.physics....
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Should we still be flagging answers?

As discussed What exactly should 10k users be doing to help the site? the flag review queue has disappeared, but it isn't clear to me whether flagging answers is still useful. With questions, the ...
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A new “Off-topic because…” option for flags?

This idea popped into my head because of this question, but it is something that I've thought about before: Don't we need a new option when flagging a question, saying "Off topic because... it is ...
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Should we include other StackExchange sites in the close vote options?

So for those of us who can vote to close, we all know what the close vote system looks like. Particularly, under "off topic" you have homework, personal theories, engineering, other StackExchange, and ...
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What exactly should 10k users be doing to help the site?

So it seems the 10k flag queue is being removed with essentially no replacement. The general consensus over at SO (or at least my own reading of it) seems to be that Moderators ignored 10k feedback ...
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Invalid flags → disputed → flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies. What?

I continue to be befuddled by what exactly one is supposed to do with flags in the 10k tools, and I'm quite relieved to know they're going away soon. In the meantime, though, here's a stumper I just ...
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Are we clear on what the “not an answer” flag is for?

I've noticed a bunch of disputed not-an-answer flags in the queue recently. While it's great that people are actively flagging things, this trend does suggest some disagreement on or misunderstanding ...
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Can we get a 'skip flag' button in the 10k review tools?

Re the answer review page you reach by clicking on the number in this yellow square: I can't see a Skip option. The only way I can make answers disappear from this page is by flagging them in some ...
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Why do we have the “very low quality” flag?

I can't see the difference bewteen very low quality and not an answer. The flag descriptions are: it is not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the ...
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Why were some of my flags got declined?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/89374/velocity-at-the-very-moment-of-collision Some comments are posted on this question out of which I flagged these two: 1 The last part is a ...