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Questions tagged [flagging]

Questions about how and when to flag questions, answers, and comments for moderator attention and review.

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User experience for new users who post questions as answers

Often new users of the site will somehow miss the "Ask question" button and instead post their question as an answer to another vaguely related question. The "answer" gets flagged as not-an-answer and ...
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Why wasn't this seemingly unnecessary comment deleted?

I read this comment on Mount Everest climb cost and total time: If you are asking this question on a generic travel forum like this, one has to wonder if you have enough climbing experience for ...
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Why did my flag on a comment that seemed irrelevant to the question got denied?

On the question Is the Golden Gate Bridge toll fee indicated before entering the bridge?, I flagged the comment (mirror) as irrelevant: As I approached the London congestion zone (which I was ...
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How to flag questions about import/export?

How to flag questions that are about import/export, not travel, such like this one: Bringing computer hardware to Albania crossing several Balkan countries ? It is out of topic on Expatriates, ...
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How is this not a link-only answer?

I flagged this answer as NAA. The answer seems like a classic "your answer is in another castle" answer. The question asked about whether a certain country was safe and whether there was anything that ...
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What is an answer?

I thought I knew what an answer was but it turned out I'm mistaken. 1) Q: What is 2+2: A: 5 - that is an answer 2) Q: What is 2+2: A: I'd like to know what 3+3 is - that is not an answer 3) Q: What ...
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how do you know if a site is being spammed for “what's a good site for” type questions?

Sometimes in the LQP queue there'll be link-only answers to questions like this: Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location Problem is... for a question like that I'm ...
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Flags: disputed vs declined

Just curious as to the difference between a disputed and a declined flag. Saw this on my page today: 121 deemed helpful 1 declined 3 disputed
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Closing generic visa questions in favour of a resource answer?

So I started to ask a question that I already knew some of the answer to. https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/55705/how-can-one-tell-if-one-needs-a-visa-what-type-one-needs (now deleted, so ...
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how are these questions not “primarily opinion based”?

I flagged the following two questions as primarily opinion based a while ago and my flags were declined. My question is... how are these questions not primarily opinion based?: Which city to visit ...
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Confused about moderators decisions about flags

Earlier, I got the yellow icon in top bar indicating a flag to be review. It showed me a flag about an answer, the flag was "not an answer", I got the option to either confirm the flag, or flag it as ...
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How to handle 'offensive' flags going forward

So there's already a system in place for flagging offensive posts and answers. Some are obvious. There's vulgar language, racist language, and insults in posts in the past. Others are not. Some ...