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Do disputed flags ever become resolved?

See the following Meta Stack Exchange posts: What is a disputed flag? What is the difference between disputed and declined flags? From the last post: Disputed flag: When you flag an answer as NAA ...
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How the flagging system works?

How many flags do I have? When you start out, you are allotted 10 flags per day. This number may increase to up to 100 flags per day: You get one bonus flag per 2000 reputation. You are awarded ...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Is flagging the question with "in need of moderator intervention" the right course of action in theses cases? Before flagging please consider other community options available to you. Use the Down-...
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Should link-only answers be flagged as 'not an answer' on this site?

"Not an answer" or "In need of moderator attention" are both good options for link-only answers. I lean more towards "moderator attention" as you can add your own comment, eg "Link only answer" ...
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Dealing with answers which are too short?

I was the moderator that added that comment, and I'll try to explain my comment here. There is a limit to the number of characters I can add to a flag comment, so may not have been able to include a ...
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Is there a grace period for moderator action?

I think the best time to flag, comment, edit, vote, etc is when you first see an issue with a post because the longer a post goes with no feedback, the more likely the attention of the poster may no ...
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Why is " Very Low Quality" on this question declined?

The preference of GIS Moderators for users to consider commenting, editing and/or downvoting, rather than flagging as low quality, for anything but the lowest quality posts is long standing. For ...
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When to use Not An Answer flag?

I echo much of what @PolyGeo already wrote, however, as I declined your flag I feel responsible to give you the thought process behind that action. I see flags as a binary response to questionable ...
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Flagging Duplicate Accounts?

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Either flagging a moderator from a question, or posting like you have here, seem like reasonable actions to me. However, I think the first action, upon ...
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Are moderator comments on declined flags possible?

When handling flags there are some generic reasons available to choose when declining, and also the option to write up to about a three line comment. I usually try to exercise that option. However, ...
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Flagging questions for closure that are old?

Just some comments on your four examples: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/50075 - unanswered after near 4 years - not enough info to enable a potential answerer to answer and asker appears to ...
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Flagging questions for closure that are old?

Overall, there isn't anything wrong with flagging 'old' questions, provided the reason for doing so is valid. As Midavalo and PolyGeo point out, the question is too old to migrate to another SE site, ...
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Flag icon not showing for own comments?

It is not showing the flag icon because one can't flag his/her own comments. The reason is they can be directly deleted. Flagging own comments was already requested in the Main Meta site at least ...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

Please don't jump to conclusions. 1) Your first example is gone, so I cannot comment but scraping is not necessarily unethical and is repeatedly deemed legal in courts in various countries. What the ...
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Should link-only answers be flagged as 'not an answer' on this site?

When I review a flag for "Not An Answer" the main guidance that I use in my actions stems from Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer? The actions I take will generally be: ...
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Declined flags for old questions containing deprecated functions

The community can assist with keeping things clean by using votes instead of flagging. A Close vote will add it to the review queue and if enough of the community (4 others) agree the question will ...
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Dealing with unethical questions?

It sounds like you think the questions should be deleted and, as a moderator, I would be happy to do that if the community sends a clear enough signal to me that they believe it is appropriate to do ...
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Why is link only answer flag declined?

I agree that the linked 'answer' is not an answer. Remove the link (which can become broken anytime) and there is nothing left. By not being an answer, it is not salvageable, hence very low quality. ...
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Why is link only answer flag declined?

My advice on how Very Low Quality flags are assessed is in my answer to your earlier question of Why is " Very Low Quality" on this question declined?: The way I assess Very Low Quality ...
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Spam flag on a post with obvious undisclosed affiliation declined

https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/342843/115 was the first, and so far only, post by the answerer, and as such I was reluctant to greet them with a validated spam flag. Their blog post was ...
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When to use Not An Answer flag?

With respect to: Should I have chosen "it is very low quality" instead? which relates to a flag on an answer to How to represent overlapping lines in ArcGIS for Desktop? I cannot remember whether ...
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