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Flagged posts responded to by people with very low reputation

I'm curious to know how some posts I flagged were seemingly reviewed by users with reputation lower than mine. I can't review flagged posts, yet I have a higher reputation. Seems like a bug? Here ...
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A fair share of posts are being flagged for questionable reasons every day - we are killing the community

I'm slowly losing my mind with the peer reviewers of SP.SE. I have been reviewing SP.SE's flagged posts for at least 2,5 years and the last 6 months or so have been just ridiculous. Completely valid ...
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Flagging content

I did a flagged an answer once as : Low Quality, but the flag was declined with the comment: "- flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" I ...
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Flagging a question that is "probably" off topic

I was wondering what the general policy is regarding flagging a question that you are fairly sure is off-topic or not in any way related to SharePoint? The key here is a lack of absolute certainty, ...
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Flag was declined but later it was found helpfull

I am writing this in content of this post. I found that this question does not have any reason to be on SE. This question is best suitable for SO. So I raised the flag for the same. But my flag was ...
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Community positon for self answers that are just a link

As from question title, I am interested in knowing what is the current shared community view in regards to link only answers that are also self answers. Normal link only answers should just be ...
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why do I get "You are currently banned from flagging"

Today When I tried to flag few answers, I'm getting "You are currently banned from flagging", why do I get.?
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Your last flag was declined please review it before flagging this post

I marked an answer on this question How to get a list of broken links using Powershell? for Sharepoint 2010 as a spam, because I thought that answer is more about letting user know about the product ...
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How helpful flags are considered as disputed

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 ...
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Thanx for all the flags

Ok, this is not actually a question. It's a way to say thank you to all of you who constantly provide your fellow moderators with flags of content that needs our help. We have no other possibility to ...
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Dealing with good questions in bad English

I've seen a few questions in the review queue that seem as though they conform to the SE standards but that have so many grammatical issues it's exceptionally difficult to be sure. How do you suggest ...
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Flagging: How to use "Not an answer" or "Low Quality"

Recently I flagged some of the answers and flags got declined saying flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer So my question is how can I use ...
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How to revert back the flag.?

Today while checking the availabe options in flag, unknowingly I flaged the following question, List Service CheckInFile clears the values of managed metadata fields How to revert it, I dont want ...
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Constantly flagging "Not an answer"

I flag a lot of answers as "not an answer" as they are just that. Not an answer. These "answers", or comments really, often have two distinct meanings: Thank you, your answer solved my problem... ...
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flagged question - flag declined - question deleted

Just wondering. I flagged a question about code to bypass AD/SharePoint permissions to access files. The flag was declined and I was told to comment rather than flag. But some time later the question ...
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Why was my answer deleted for copying content?

Confusing with 12 hive concept I dont understand why my answer was deleted? The comment says it was copied from this: http://grounding.co.za/blogs/brett/archive/2008/03.aspx Yet I can only see that ...
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Deleting Flag requests

Is it possible to delete a flag requests? I accidently fat fingered my request. I know there are moderator's blowing steam right now. I'd like that to be a feature request.
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Is it possible to follow up on a post you've flagged?

That's basically it. I flagged my first post today and I wanted to see what happened to it to make sure I had used a flag correctly. Is there anyway of finding that post again? (I can't remember the ...
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Declaration of affiliation for links to blogs

If someone posts an answer that link to their own blog without a declaration, is this always a flaggable offence? Here are some examples: A thorough answer with a link at the end An answer with a ...
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How does flagging work with "inform moderator flags remaining" number?

I understand that there is a limited number of flags a person can use at any given point in time, that makes perfect sense, but what exactly is the setup for this? Do you have 10 lifetime unless (for ...
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Remove posts from Review if a mod has already commented

I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks "Oh, a flaggable post! Aw, mod already got it." I believe it would save time and enthusiasm to remove such mod-commented posts from the Review page.
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Close votes for "Not enough information, no return"?

I've started using "Too localised" for voting to close on questions that don't have enough information, and where the OP hasn't returned. Is this appropriate? Should I be using the "Low quality" ...
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Answers of questionable legality?

One of the answers to my 70-576 question seems to be linking to an illegal download of a course in video form: 70-576 Study Material Is this flagworthy, or not offensive enough to warrant action? ...
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