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Reply on Flag, canned message or reprimand?

It's a standard reason for declining a flag - and I was the person who did that. However, I wouldn't take it as a personal rebuke to have a flag declined in this way. I agree it's not a great ...
iandotkelly's user avatar
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Why was my flag declined at first when it was justified later?

The declined flag was appropriate. Just because it was a crappy answer - "Maybe because of elven children?" - doesn't make it "not an answer". It was an attempt to answer. If you read the "Not an ...
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Specifically for this site, how should the "no longer needed" comment flag be used?

Should people use "no longer needed"? Should those comments be removed? Yes, once the OP (or anyone else) has made the clarificatory edit addressing the comment asking for clarification, ...
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How can this post be salvaged through editing?

I was the moderator who declined the flag. The reason why I did this is really outlined in my answer to this meta question: What is a low quality answer? Personally I don't believe that we should ...
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How can this post be salvaged through editing?

First of all, I was not the moderator who declined your flag and only took a look at that answer after I read this meta question. I would still encourage said moderator to post his point of view, but ...
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Migrate a question

In general a question belonging on another site is in itself not an appropriate close-reason. The primary question you have to ask is, is it on-topic on this site? Granted, the specific question is ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Understanding "not an answer" declined flags

My general policy for dealing with "Not an answer" flags is outlined in this meta post, so I won't repeat all the reasons here. It's hard for me to put myself in the shoes of someone approaching the ...
iandotkelly's user avatar
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Why did a moderator decline my VLQ flag for a low-quality, duplicate answer?

This is a reply to iandotkelly's (moderator) answer. Because duplicate answers are allowed This site, like other StackExhange sites, doesn't ban the same answer expressed differently. With all due ...
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Why did a moderator decline my VLQ flag for a low-quality, duplicate answer?

I flagged it as VLQ for precisely the same reason. Simply replicating an existing answer may technically meet the requirement for it being 'an answer' (of a sort), but it certainly doesn't meet the ...
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