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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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Additional choices for migration

Related: Can we get a migration path opened to math.SE? When we close or flag a question as off-topic, we have an option called belongs to meta.physics.SE. We're ...
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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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Can the flag for migration be generalized?

When flagging a question as needing migration to academia, electronics, signal processing, chemistry, philosophy etc, I end up at Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration which offers me just two options ...
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Community, help us moderate the site!

Related: A guide to moderating Physics Stack Exchange yourself: close voting Community, help us close questions! When I first discovered community moderation on this site, I was pretty ...
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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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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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Flags marked "helpful" but question not closed?

I have noticed that often, when I flag questions, they are marked as "helpful", but the question never gets closed, nor does it get any "vote to close" from those with >3k rep. Some examples: Total ...
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What does the "disputed" status of a flag mean?

What does the "disputed" status of a flag mean? E.g. Does it mean that the moderators couldn't decide whether the flag should be accepted or declined ? .
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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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A "non-mainstream" flag

I have noticed some "non-mainstream" (it may be rude to say crackpot) questions and answers recently such as: Questions Mass term in the Minkowski metric and an oscillation model in Lorentz group (...
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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 question. It ...
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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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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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Flags and technical innacuracies

Why can't flags indicate technical innacuracies? Given the large number of upvoted wrong answers (e.g. https://physics.stackexchange.com/a/35677/23119 (totally fails to understand QM), <--- ...
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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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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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10k tools show flag counts for flags I can't see

Related: feature-request at Meta.StackOverflow, The flag counter in the 10k tools should reflect the posts I can actually see. Show it some love! I recently gained access to the 10k tools and the ...
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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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Should we flag comments like "Thank you"?

This is how flagging is described in help centre: Flagging is a way of bringing inappropriate content to the attention of the community. Are comments like, "Thank you","Good question&...
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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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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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A non mainstream answer for complex mass particle kinematics

This post is about Zephir's answer here. To quote him, In AWT (dense aether model) all particles have complex mass terms due the quantum fluctuations. A the case of photons and neutrinos the complex ...
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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 ...