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How does flagging answers work?

The following are some guidelines for flagging on Unix & Linux. I have basically copied these verbatim from a post I had written for Ask Ubuntu's Meta when I was a mod there, but the same guidance ...
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How to "communicate" with a moderator about declined spam flags?

Like Jeff Schaller when he wrote his comment above, I’m not a moderator... However to get in touch with a moderator, I think the best way is to @ one of them in the main chat room. terdon is usually ...
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Should one redact PII from spam?

No, as it is not personally identifying information: it is just part of the scam. Flag it for deletion.
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SPAM & flag count not being reset

That's correct; the system does not let you reuse flags. Your consolation prize is that your flag was marked helpful, which counts towards increasing your future quota of flags. The Complete Rate-...
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SPAM & flag count not being reset

I'll post the primary sentiment of fra-san's reference (here). I think it's particularly important. All you need is a set of sockpuppets or voting ring with flagging privileges to make anything ...
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How to "communicate" with a moderator about declined spam flags?

Is there any way to communicate with the moderator about this? As a recently-elected moderator, let me say that I appreciate your concern for keeping the site clean and in trying to understand the ...
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Should there be a moderator flag for cross-posting?

There is a flag for cross posting. Click should be closed… , off-topic, then This question has been posted on multiple sites. Cross-posting is strongly discouraged; see the help center and community ...
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