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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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Specifically for this site, how should the "no longer needed" comment flag be used?

Inspired by events in this question: Why didn't the Ex-Wife work? The purpose of a comment in Stack Exchange as I understand is to improve a question as given here: Comments are for, and should ...
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Migrate a question

I found a question that I think will be better suited on either ELL or ELU. But when I try to flag the question using This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network, All I can see ...
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Understanding "not an answer" declined flags

I flagged these two answers as not an answer: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted ...
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Why was my flag declined at first when it was justified later?

While reviewing First Post queue, I came across this review item and flagged it because it was kind of a comment. Since it was flagged as not an answer, it was added in the Low Quality Posts review ...
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Reply on Flag, canned message or reprimand?

I flagged this question as low quality; the flag was declined (I am still convinced that this is very low quality, especially the first version), and the following message appeared: flags should ...
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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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Why is it telling me that I flagged a question as a duplicate when I didn't?

I flagged the above question as 'too broad'. And in my flagging history, it only shows this question as 'too broad'. Why then does it tell me I raised a duplicate flag?
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When should I bring a pending flag up in chat?

Generally speaking flags get handled within a few hours, but sometimes they aren't acted on for quite a while. For example I currently have a close flag from October 14th that is still pending. This ...
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To understand why this flag got declined

I have raised the flag that it is not clear what is being asked in this question. Title Why didn't Jeetu and Yogi didn't lodge an FIR against [email protected] after he copied there idea? ...
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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 unflag a comment

I flagged a comment before doing any research on the answer - I feel bad because the user is highly ranked on the website? This was on the Movies and TV category. How do I unflag the comment?
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Is the flag counting on the site working properly?

I have noticed recently that flags I have raised are not reflected in my flag count. I have been attuned to it especially since I am approaching a badge. It seems to be frozen at 177 since early June, ...
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Can we add options to the Flag reasons?

Under Flags>Closing>Off-Topic here are the options: Trivia questions are off-topic; we're not trying to duplicate IMDB. See: Should movie trivia questions be closed? Identification questions ...
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Should new answers to identify-this-x questions with an already accepted answer be removed?

Earlier tonight, this answer was added to a year-old identify-this-tv-show question which already had an answer that had been accepted. In this format of question (unlike most types on the network), ...
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Why am I getting notification of my own flag?

Why am I getting notification of my own flag and can't even review it. Is it some new feature? I never noticed it previously. Refer screenshot.
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How should moderators respond to 'not an answer' flags?

The most common flag reason that I get is 'not an answer'. Sometimes this is clear cut - its spam or a 'thank you' or something like that. Regularly its a judgement call as to whether something is ...
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Please, use the flagging system

Lately, with our increase in popularity, that also means an increase in those who want to just have some fun with the site. Namely new users who just want to post obscene items, or spam bots that ...
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