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Closing vs Flagging

I've noticed when you vote to close a question you do not get a "Useful flags" count, however when you flag with reason "should be closed" then it classes as a close vote but you still get the useful ...
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When flagging to delete your question, please tell us the reason

We frequently receive flags where users ask us to delete their own question. However, if the question has received upvoted answers, we will usually not delete the question. Doing so would be unfair to ...
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Another question about the comments; reminders of the “Be Nice” policy

General question here. If we see nastiness in the comments section, should we drop in a reminder of the "be nice" policy (not directed to a particular user) or just flag for a mod without comment?
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Give more info around the site on how to make a question less company specific

I see you already have a meta post explaining how to edit a question to remove "company specific" elements. I understand this rule is to prevent questions and answers which are only helpful to the OP, ...
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Which is more useful to the mods, Flagging comments, or the Q or A they are in? [duplicate]

There have been recent events where a good deal of unhelpful comments have hit some Questions and Answers. In most cases they all come in a series of them. Would it be more useful to the mods for us ...
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If a flagged post is edited before a moderator sees the flag, how do they deal with it?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer". The initial version I flagged was: Unfortunately your company has the expectation on you because you are employed. If you are not able to meet the ...
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How to “flag” a question to be re-opened

I flagged a posted for moderator recently that was marked as a duplicated. After the post was marked, the user made significant improvements to the post. Because of this, I flagged it as "other" and ...
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Difference between 'Rude/Abusive' and 'Rude/Offensive' flags?

I've noticed in my flagging history and when flagging certain posts, occasionally I'll have access to 'Rude or abusive', and other times I'll be able to flag as 'Rude or offensive'. I notice in my ...
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How to report multiple obsolete comments?

This initial version of this question (Team members ignore their work and are not being held responsible. How can I restore order?) received a lot of comments stating that it read like a rant, and ...
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What is the proper reference for gender on workplace?

Being that we live in a post-binary-gender society, the oxford dictionary states that it is grammatically correct to use non-gender specific pronouns, such as "they", as stated in the oxford ...
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Comment flagging - please try to use an appropriate flag type

Until recently, comment flag type did not matter very much and as moderators we basically processed them regardless of type. As a reminder when flagging there are the following options: From here: ...
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Where did 'flag to close' just vanish to?

I'm reasonably sure that I typically see an option to flag a question as deserving closure for the usual reasons (since I don't have enough reputation to vote to close). Yet, upon encountering ...
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Should we flag comments containing errors or counterfactual opinions?

After participating in Workplace for a while, I've found myself able to answer quite a few questions about US workplaces based on my experience both as an employee and as an employer. Occasionally, ...
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New off topic reason required for flags

The off topic flags don't currently offer any option for when a question doesn't fit within the framework of Workplace. I site this question as an example; it's not relevant at all to Workplace and so ...
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When/how should I flag content as 'very low quality' or 'not an answer'?

I have over 15 reputation and have been given the flagging privilege. I understand the guidelines for spam and offensive flags, but it seems The Workplace has different standards for 'very low ...
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Layout (z-order?) bug when flagging questions

The default bottom part of the site overlaps the flagging reasons dialog. I always have the latest Firefox version (27.0.1 as of this writing)
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Testing proposal: automating review of answers that fail to meet site-specific guidelines

Posted on behalf of jmac. The idea to test automating review of answers that fail to meet site-specific guidelines has been proposed by SE Community manager here: let's test this first, see where ...
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Is it worth creating a meta.SO proposal for custom flags?

We use flags here in a way which is good given the nature of our site. However, these are different than what other less "subjective" sites use. I would love to see a flag for the following: Does ...
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Improving the System for Dealing with Poor Answers

On the advice of Shog, this has been reposted on Meta, slightly simplified So it's no shock that we have a lot of poor answers here. We are having issues with understanding the current flagging, and ...
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Are we using NAA and VLQ flags correctly?

I've been noticing for a couple months that the 10k flag queue seems to have NAA and VLQ flags for things that I think wouldn't be flagged that way on other sites I'm active on. These are generally ...
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Can we add a Flag reason for answers of: Provides Opinion Only

Currently I think many of the Not an Answer or Very Low quality flags we see should have been some other flag, but we do not have that flag. This flag would give us that other option. This would ...
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When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?

The Workplace seems pretty subjective. There are guidelines for Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Questions, but what are the guidelines for answers? When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?
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Should we judge the ethics of a third party's behavior on the basis of a question?

This question was posted a couple days ago: How should I handle a conflict of interest of a coworker? Three of four answers stop just short of saying the CEO is a criminal: MrFox's answer if the ...
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What am I supposed to do with this review item?

I got a review item for "closed w/o comment (auto)". But this is my only option: Am I supposed to just leave it as-is? I added a comment, but I still only have the option to flag/disagree. If I do ...
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Should I have been able to mark my own flag as helpful?

A low-quality post appeared in the flag queue and I clicked the "flag" button to reinforce it. Only after doing that did I realize that I could just cast a delete vote instead. Mine was the third ...
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Filing report on user

I'm not sure how to flag a user, but https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/10072/user10072 seems to have been just posting a spam answer in several questions. I know I just confirmed flags for at ...
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Flagging Questons for Protection

Recently I flagged this question for a moderators attention stating in the comments that it was a possible question that may need to be protected due to popularity. Is this the correct procedure for ...
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How aggressively should we flag comments?

I've found myself flagging a lot of comments with reasoning fairly well given per this post. A lot of times these are comments which are either in response to a comment I made (and subsequently ...
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Are moderators responding to flags?

I've flagged several questions, answers, and comments. Some of these have been subsequently closed, deleted, or amended; but I don't see any response to my flags. Are moderators responding to flags? ...
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Why was my flag of a redundant answer declined?

According to here (and other discussions on meta), we are trying to cut down on repetitive answers. I don't have enough reputation to cast delete votes. Today I flagged this one with the following ...