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Why did a moderator decline my VLQ flag for a low-quality, duplicate answer?

Recently, I flagged an answer as “very low quality” because it essentially repeats an existing answer from over 4 years ago without providing any substantial additional information or reliable sources....
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Should one-liner ID answers be deleted or improved?

The problems with bad answers to ID questions have been discussed at Answering an ID Question, a PSA and How to handle low quality identification answers?, although not with any clear conclusion on ...
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Am I getting down-voted for answering poor quality questions?

This has happened to me before so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong. Someone asks an identification question with poor detail which is quickly voted as being Off-topic due to Identification. ...
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What is the policy regarding writing an answer which is borrowed from another Q&A website and given due citation?

Recently I posted a question about the TV show Scrubs. Later I myself found a good answer to a similar question on Quora. Quora is well known Q&A website. The above answer's author's bio ...
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Maintaining, improving and cleaning up identification questions

Recently the community has decided to still try it further with identification questions on the site. So they remain on-topic for now and we'll see how that pans out in the future. So what to make of ...
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How can this post be salvaged through editing?

So I flagged this answer as 'very low quality', because to my mind it "has severe content problems" and "is unlikely to be salvageable through editing". However, my flag was declined (not disputed - ...
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Need pointers for Low Quality Posts Review

I have recently got access to Low Quality Posts Review. I tried to look into Meta for related questions or some guidelines on the site for what action to make when and what to look for in posts. ...
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How to handle low quality identification answers?

Yes, I'm talking about the answers to identification questions. While we have a few measures to handle low quality identification questions to some degree, one of the problems of those kinds of ...
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Is it okay to have poor answers partly consisting of the existing answers that were posted long ago?

Specifically, I'm talking about this answer: https://movies.stackexchange.com/a/14231/5788 I see such stuff every day on programming and development sites of SE network, and I can understand that ...
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Is it wrong to have answer which containing most of the data from other site with its reference?

As per comment on my answer , i got confused about the use of copied content. As per old meta post, i though using a copied content is ok till i mention the source and done my own effort too. I want ...
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Having multiple answers can be a great thing!

Recently, we got a sneak peek on how our latest evaluation turned out and our status is looking great! However, we are not quite there just yet. This is my second "Call to Arms" post, the first ...
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Video Embedding for Movies.SE

Below is a collective list of questions that we (the Movies.SE community) feel would be vastly improved if we were allowed to embed YouTube videos into our questions and answers. What is the cabby ...
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What to do about personal experience and/or anecdotal answers?

My question about the accuracy of the smoking and drinking habits depicted on Mad Men has received a handful of answers. The first cites an ad exec who was around during the time period and spoke of ...
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What do with an obviously wrong answer marked as correct?

This is in regards to this question: How historically accurate is the TV series Spartacus? It might be just me misunderstanding the accepted answer, but it seems to me that it relies on parody ...
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What to do with educated guesses in answers

This question: What time format is this guy's "watch"? has an accepted answer that is basically an educated guess as to the format of the time elapsed. I saw someone down voted it and ...
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Why are answers with minimal information getting up voted?

Asian movie about a guy recording sounds and sending them to his girlfriend Here is my example. The question is decent but the answer is basically it's called ___ and it's from this country. Yet 7 ...
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Should 'Identify This Movie' answers have more than just a link?

This question is inspiring me to ask this. Should the answers to these questions contain more than just a link and also have an explanation from the answerer of why they think it is the proper answer?...
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