I have started raising helpful flags, I am a bit ignorant about it.

Under which situations flags are considered as disputed, and also is it appropriate to raise a helpful flag to one of the answer of your own question?

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My general rule of thumb on flagging is this:
Raise a flag if:

  • There is something that needs done to the question or answer that you do not have ability yet to do yourself.
  • You think there is something suspicious going on
  • Rudeness or bickering in the comments

Don't flag for:

  • Wrong answers, down vote instead
  • Low quality answers, down vote instead, or try to see if simple edits to the question or answer make it better, for instance copying relevant pieces of information from a linked article that the author might be referring to
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    Great answer Eric! I was thinking the same, but you beat me to it! It's nice to see that we follow the same set of rules.
    – Benny Skogberg Mod
    May 29, 2015 at 14:09
  • What for Link only answers? Should we raise Low Quality for link only answers? Jul 17, 2017 at 10:16
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    Yes, those should be flagged. They need fixed by the author. Jul 21, 2017 at 13:14

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