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Flag suspected AI generated answer for moderation

I recently stumbled with this answer and some aspects of it raised my suspicion that it is AI generated, albeit with slight modifications made by the poster. The answer in itself is highly technical ...
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After earned "close and reopen votes" i can't do a normal flag?

After i earned the "close and reopen votes" i can't do a normal flag only close flag is this normal? I select flag for a question and than select Needs improvement This question needs ...
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When does the "It's no longer needed" flag become an immediate action?

I have noticed that under certain circumstances the "It's no longer needed" flag acts immediately on comments and they are straightaway deleted. Yet at other times this is recorded as having ...
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How to deal with spam

This isn’t a question as such, but a public service announcement. From time to time, and sometimes in waves like the current spam campaigns, the main site gets posts (both questions and answers) which ...
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SPAM & flag count not being reset

With the amount of Quickbooks SPAM hurtling it's way around the system, I find I can only flag so many of them as SPAM. If the post has been deleted, does the system really, not hand back the flag to ...
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How does flagging answers work?

What is the guidance for flagging answers? When should I flag? When should I not flag? What is the right flag in different situations?
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Was my behavior correct in this situation?

I'm opening this post in reference to this question: Access ext4 disk that lost superblock and its backups The only person who answered seem to be a a highly regarded member of this community, not ...
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Add new choice for questions belong on different sites in SE

Currently, there are only 2 choices (Meta and SO), following this flag menu: -> A community-specific reason -> This question belongs on another site in the SE These choices are among the most ...
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Unfriendly or unkind flag rejects stick even after flagged comments are deleted

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/606142/22653 contained some unnecessarily unkind responses which I flagged as unkind. One was a blatantly rude response to a legitimate query that an acronym be ...
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How to make flags more informative?

A few hours ago, I flagged this answer as “In need of moderator intervention”. What I should have done and what I want it to do was flag it as “not an answer”. Plus, I knew there was a chance this ...
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Answers that add information but don't solve the problem

I would like to know whether answers like the following one, should get deleted. On the one hand, it does provide relevant information on the problem, but on the other hand, it doesn't solve the issue....
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When flagging a question to be migrated, why are some Stack Exchange sites excluded?

I noticed when I flag a question as off-topic that there is an option to flag the post for migration to another site. However, there is only the option to migrate questions from Unix & Linux to ...
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Why was this "unclear what you're asking" flag declined?

I flagged this question on February 25 and now I see my flag has been declined. There is no reason visible in the flagging history on my profile. I raised that flag because the question appears not ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam", "rude or abusive" nor "very low quality") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own ...
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NAA flag is declined

I flag this post as "Not an Answer" but it was declined.Is that really answer the question? Note that now the post is deleted but I want to know if I did or use wrong flag or if I was not wrong then ...
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How to "communicate" with a moderator about declined spam flags?

I flagged this answer yesterday as spam. I flagged it because the answer was added to a very old question (from 2011) and praised a commercial solution. The original question was very well answered ...
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Should commonly posted duplicate homework questions be flagged (or filtered) as spam?

I speak in particular reference to this question from today: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/318075/135943 Which is an exact duplicate (in different words) of the same homework question from a ...
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Flood of off-topic flags, is this the norm here?

I just reached the rep to get into the close votes review queue. What I see there are a lot of off-topic flags with which I often do not agree. That's sketchy so I'll add two examples: Midnight ...
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What to do about poor quality answers?

I recently asked a question and spent a long time wordsmithing it before submitting. The entire idea was to demonstrate that there were many things I had checked and save time from people suggesting ...
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Should I flag a question/comment where the user has stated they are circumventing a block on SO?

This question clearly belongs on StackOverflow, but the poster has stated they were banned in the comments, in response to stating the question belonged on SO. In my humble opinion, using another ...
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Can't suggest an edit or flag the missing image, because the post is locked

It seems there is no possibility to suggest an edit or flag the missing image when the post is locked. Is that a bug or feature? Here is the post. Despite image is hosted at stack.imgur.com server, ...
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Who should I argue my case to if I think my question is not a duplicate?

I've had questions marked as duplicates just because they were similar in some aspects. However, in many of these cases, I do not think that my questions are duplicates. I can't message the person(s) ...
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flag comments that only beg for an answer as non-constructive

I just flagged this comment (from the OP on his own post): Hi Can any one help on this ?Thanks – as non-constructive. I have seen such comments before and I don't want to comment on them myself, ...
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How to flag (or report) a user?

Few days ago this user https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/77704/fucklinux add an answer which show his hate for Linux in a very rude way: I have flagged his answer as a rude one, and the answer was ...
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Should "command only" answers be flagged, down voted and deleted?

There are a lot of answers that only provide a one to three line commands and nothing else. Sometimes this is enough since the question was asked in a way that the answer is only one command. In ...
Raphael Ahrens's user avatar
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What has happened to flagging?

Maybe it's just a strange coincidence but I haven't seen any flags over the last days. Has there been a huge quality jump or one in flagging lazyness or are the mods on drugs (handling everything ...
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Delete link-only answers

A relevant share of the answers which appear in the flag queue are flagged because they contain little more than the link. Then the usual suspects jump in and add the comments like: While this ...
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change a flag (or just remove it)

I just saw an answer which was flagged as both "low quality" and "not an answer". It was a very short answer but technically correct. Thus I flagged as "invalid flags". Afterwards I had a look at the ...
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Where's the 'invalid flag' flag?

I joked recently here that the "Flag or disagree" button is misleading in that there is in fact no "disagree" option presented. This bugs me most, of course, when I go through the queue and see flags ...
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A disagreement about the rules on non-answer answers

Context The following discussion happened in the comment thread on the answer https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/118428/5197, which began with the question "Is udev working properly on your server?" ...
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invalid flag: declined

I just had a look at my flag history. There are several points I don't understand. These are not flags which I have "created" but such which I have handled in the flag queue. There was this answer ...
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Is OK to flag comments as answers?

I'm "cleaning" some unanswered questions that has no answer, but I found that an surprising amount of them solved their problems in comments. Is correct to flag comments and upgrade them to answers or ...
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Disputed flag messages

Some of my disputed flag messages are—putting it mildly—a little difficult to interpret. For example: I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude Apart from the rather ...
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Should more of the reasons for flagging include a comment option?

Some times, as I'm flagging non-answers (which I don't do aggressively, but when I see something that really isn't right, I do), I'm torn between using "Not an answer" and "Other" because "not an ...
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