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Rude or abusive flag denied on a flippant joke answer - What then is 'rude'?

In a question about a specific network-based exploit a user answered: I've always found that servers are least vulnerable to attack when turned off, removed from all networked systems, or otherwise ...
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A clarification request for declined flag

This question(For >10k) was originally posted in Japanese language. Due to non-latin characters in title and body, it was picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. After looking into the translated ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

On the question How do I force sync the time on Windows Workstation or Server? this answer was posted. It clearly does not attempt to answer the question, so I flagged it NAA. My flag was declined ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

I've left a comment on an answer asking the answers's author to follow serverfault's guidelines, namely "quote the most relevant part of an important link". I'm sure it had no epithets or insults and ...
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I came across a question asking the following: Recently, I have encountered a problem of limiting Internet Access to specific programs. Could anybody recommend a good way of doing that, without ...
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Why was this flag declined? [duplicate]

This is about a particular flag about this answer that got declined: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxErhxEbQcA&feature=plcp is a good video. Start at ep 11 and work your way through the SSL ...
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Moderation Review Request - Apache Question

A while back I flagged this Apache question as more suitable for StackOverflow. The flag was declined as "moderator found no evidence to support". However, looking back on it now, it was answered ...
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How to know if I'm flag-hellbanned?

With the change in the Late Answers review queue, I've found myself hellbanned for flagging suspicious but old spam-like activity. I would like to know if I'm indeed flagbanned to Hell. Too many of ...
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Why were my “not an answer” flags on these answers declined? What should I have done instead?

I came across these two answers to an old question, which to my mind are simply link-only answers. Hence, I flagged them as NAA to push them into the review queue for the more experienced members of ...
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Older Question is a Duplicate of a Newer Question?

I had asked a question on SF several years ago that I noticed today got edited, locked, and the marked as a duplicate. So, I followed the link to the duplicate and noticed the "duplicate" was several ...
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Why was this question kept in SF?

I flagged this question to be moved to Unix & Linux. I'm new to flagging questions and I'm not clear why it was decided that the question stay in SF.
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Does upvotes prevent flagging as very low quality?

In the first post review queue I see an answer, which I want to flag as very low quality. But when I click on flag, the very low quality option is missing from the list of options. The answer ...
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“too old to migrate” not showing on “off topic” flag

As mentioned in an answer here it should show "too old to migrate" on "off topic" flag of old questions otherwise someone could go on flagging lots of old questions that are/were off-topic only to ...
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How to flag questions that are too specific?

I came across Install new OS from dedicated server's recovery mode in a review queue today. It seemed to me that the question was too specific for ServerFault; it's essentially about how to use one ...
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Cannot re-open from mobile site

Tapping the re-open button when on the mobile site just throws a JS error and jumps you to the top of the page.
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Doesn't a cross-post require moderator intervention?

I flagged https://serverfault.com/q/514541/152253 with a custom message: This question has been asked on SO as well: https://stackoverflow.com/q/17032121/1544337 and seems to get more response ...
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Migrations: Unix vs. Superuser?

I feel like this is something that has to have been covered somewhere on meta before, but I can't find a question dedicated to it. Feel free to nudge me in the direction of one where the topic has ...
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“Unflag” a Question?

Any way to unflag a question? I flagged a question (AND left a comment) a bit less than an hour ago, but after my comment, the poster came back and added some good details - but my flag hasn't been ...
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How can I know why the question was deemed non-constructive (and closed)?

I refer to the question of mine file system that allow to specify different RAID level per directory and change it afterward. Should I ask about this specific problem here on meta? But then, the users ...
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Typo in flagging suggestions - “not a real question”

From the flagging summary: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overy broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its ...
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Should I flag answers that have been accepted even when they don't answer the question?

I just got a flag declined for flagging this answer as "not an answer". The flagging comment stated "declined - Almost by definition, an accepted answer is an answer. Pointless or bad answer should be ...
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Why on earth was this flag declined?

I flagged this as Not an Answer. Apologies to Sven, but it's just plain not an answer. It's a comment asking for clarification and offering general advice. I asked for a sanity check after the decline ...
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Should we edit posts with foul language?

I came across a question today that included some mild profanity. I'm not sure if I've come across swearing in questions before, but this is the first time it has bothered me. Should we edit posts to ...
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Flagging a duplicate question on serverfault that was found in another SE site is NOT valid?

Recently I flagged a post as possibly being a duplicate of another on stackoverflow. However, this request was rejected as the flagged duplicate was not within the serverfault site. I found a ...
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Flag window dimming

While flagging an answer that already had a few down-votes to it, I noticed that the text that appears dims as much as the answer has. References: --------------VS-------------- I guess the ...
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Handling very-low-quality answers

As a moderator I see a lot of flags for "very low quality". Sometimes they can be fixed. A lot of the time the flag is code for, "this is a crap answer," and nothing can be done but down-vote it, ...
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Flag a closed question for removal?

I just came across a question that looks to me like the intention was to remove it last November: to be deleted - question [closed] [closed] (edit: meanwhile removed) Having less than 10k rep, ...
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Migrate question from ServerFault to Unix & Linux

When flagging a question on SF and selecting It doesn't belong here followed by Off topic, there are options to migrate to meta, StackOverflow, SuperUsers and Webmasters but not to Unix&Linux. ...
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“Not an answer” — really?

I've flagged a couple of answers lately that got marked as invalid -- one for an answer that wasn't, and the other for one that was. I'd like to get some feedback on these flags, so as not to waste ...
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Flagging Question

I'm still relatively new here, and am enjoying calling this my home. I want to make sure I'm understanding some of the features I'm using so I don't unnecessarily causing the mods work when there ...
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Abnormal flag weight

Today, when I looked at my profile, I noticed my Flag weight is a decimal. How is this possible? Are you using some vintage Pentiums maybe? (Context) :-)
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New flag reason for “Pointless Answer” for “Me too” type answers

I'm referring to a rather specific class of "answers" that people post, but it is happening frequently enough now that it's generating a lot of crap "answers" and is starting to annoy me somewhat. ...