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Flag icon not showing for own comments?

Why can I see a button for the possibility to flag a comment next to other users' comments but not next to my own? Flagging posts is a privilege that is documented in the help
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Concerning the following questions : https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/255088/how-to-scrape-data-from-this-map Adding value based on the color code to a tif file in QGIS Those two questions ...
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Should link-only answers be flagged as 'not an answer' on this site?

Over at Stack Overflow, link-only answers should be flagged with the 'not an answer' reason. They are eventually converted to a comment (by a moderator) or deleted. Meta Stack Overflow discussion: ...
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Dealing with answers which are too short?

I often deal with answers, which show a potential solution, but that are very poor in terms of explanation. Sometimes, a post notice is showed at the end of them: I know that it can only be applied (...
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Declined flags for old questions containing deprecated functions

I flagged some very old questions, often without any answer, which seem for me off-topic because the operations involved into them were no longer reproducible. In the following, some examples of the ...
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Flagging questions for closure that are old?

I've noticed recently at least several posts have showed up in the Close vote queue; two of which were posted about a year ago and the other about three months or so ago. Whoever flagged it, ...
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Do disputed flags ever become resolved?

I currently have three disputed flags listed in my flagging history. I tried looking for other possible questions they may have answered however, I only came across Why is this "Not an answer&...
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How the flagging system works?

If I'm not wrong, there is the possibility to raise up a maximum of 10 flags, but I don't know how the system works. I imagine that, if I have 10 pending flag raised, I can't flag any more post, but ...
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Is there a grace period for moderator action?

This is mostly out of personal interest in how things are done. I did not find the answer in Who are the moderators, and what is their role here? which seemed like a likely location for the answer. ...
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Flagging Duplicate Accounts?

My assumption is that duplicate accounts are not allowed on the SE network, but I am unsure how to flag an account as a duplicate. Today, I came across two questions asked a few hours apart with the ...
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Are moderator comments on declined flags possible?

I was looking at the flags history and noticed a "declined" flag, on a "Low-quality" question. Is it possible to get a one-line feedback from mods at the same time referring to why the flag was ...
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When to use Not An Answer flag?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer" the full text of which says: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, ...
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Add On Hold or Flagged button to question filters

Would it be feasible to add a 'Flagged' or 'On Hold' button next to the 'newest', 'frequent', 'unanswered' filter buttons in the question list? It could bring greater attention to them, and help make ...
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When flagging a duplicate, which question should be flagged as the original?

I've run across questions a few times now that have been duplicated a few times over. For example, lets say there are 3 questions: The new question that I'd like to flag as a duplicate An older ...
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“Obsolete comment” flag on moved comment declined

I flagged a comment as "obsolete" in order for it to be removed (it no longer adds any value). That comment flag was declined, however. The flagged comment was originally added to an answer to https:/...
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Is it possible to unflag a post?

I flagged a post as being off-topic. I've since changed my mind and I wish to unflag the post. Is this possible? Or do I just have to wait for a moderator to either accept or reject the flag?
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Why was Very Low Quality flag declined?

I flagged this answer as being "very low quality" because frankly, it looks kind of like the ramblings of a conspiracy nut. But this was declined with: "Please downvote! Flags should not be used to ...
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Contesting or flagging an answer you know is wrong but was accepted

This particular question/answer has been around for two years now: Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server? It contains an answer that was accepted. However, the answer is not ...