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Why was my “not an answer” flag declined on this answer?

Answers can be flagged as "not an answer", the description for which says the following: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, ...
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Why has this NLN comment flag been declined?

My DM insists on rolling a single save for groups affected by AoE save spells. How does this affect my odds of successfully affecting the enemy? Why has this "no longer needed" flag been declined? ...
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How temporary are comments that ask for clarification of a post?

All comments should be temporary. However, I regularly browse questions which are years old and have a substantial amount of comments that ask for clarification of the question which has not been ...
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Increased flagging activity (report)

These days I come to the site in the morning and I usually see 10, 15, even 25 posts in the mod-queue with flags waiting to be handled. When I started (two+ years ago) it was usually more like 2 or 3 ...
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

While answering questions I frequently receive comments, a fraction of these are helpful and offer advice that I incorporate into my answers. Do I up-vote these comments and then flag them for ...
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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I tagged this question as a duplicate of this question yet my flag was declined. The question has now been marked as a duplicate of that question, so why was my flag declined?
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Why was my NaA flag declined?

Our site generally has a fairly strict policy for deleting answers that don't really answer the question, eg. advice not backed up by system expertise (see eg. this Meta and this). I flagged this ...
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Getting a “This question has been put on-hold since you loaded the page” popup when trying to flag my (closed) question on mobile

My question was closed as off-topic, and it was suggested that Board & Card Games would be a better location. Okay; that works just as well. So I went to flag to request migration. I was on ...
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We still don't actually take flags seriously, right?

So, now when I flag comments I get a "We take your reports seriously" message popup. I just wanna make sure I'm correct in identifying that as corporate-speak (i.e. a lie) and we don't actually take ...
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Why were comment flags declined but comments deleted?

I'm not sure if this is too specific a question for meta, but I figured if it happened to me and I was confused it may be helpful to others to understand. Yesterday, I flagged a bunch of comments on ...
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The new comment flags seem like they fail to track some info we used to be able to track

So, we used to have 'too chatty', 'not constructive', and 'obsolete' as separate flag options, which moderation could use to see, for example, if someone was posting lots of unconstructive comments ...
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Answers that agree with other answer

Should we be flagging answers that basically say: John's answer is great and I agree with everything he said, and also this! On other SE sites, this should be a comment on the answer and the ...
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How should I flag comments criticising my choice of game/edition?

When a comment that is definitely non-constructive offends me, but I am unsure whether it passes muster as patently offensive (i.e. offensive beyond a reasonable doubt), should I flag it as non-...
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I can't use other flag options after raising one, and there's no feedback saying why

I just now flagged a particular post as Rude/Abusive. I then had a further detail to report about the post (the username is offensive), but when I went to use the flag dialog again, I found that ...
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Flagging comments for deletion: flag one or all?

This may be a bit of a small issue but I was wondering if there's any guidance on whether one should flag all comments in a thread for deletion if they're no longer helpful (or never were to begin ...
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An answer I flagged as very low quality was declined despite answer being of very low quality?

I flagged an answer as 'Very Low Quality,' which has a description of "This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might need ...
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Please do bring “bad stuff” to mod attention if it doesn't look like we saw it

In some cases, SE moderation by the community is working too well... And when content gets deleted via system auto-response to flags, or power user editing/delete activity, we the mods never actually ...
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Please do not flood queues with old posts found by searching without first clearing the flood with Meta

Right now there's a ton of old game-recs in the CV queue. There's no great urgency to closing those (per the original discussions that put them off topic), and dumping a bunch of them in from a search ...
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NAA flag for link-only answer declined by moderator?

I flagged this answer as NAA because, like the commenters, I consider link-only answers to not actually be answers in the first place. My flag was declined, and to add insult to injury, declined by a ...
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i flagged this question opinion based and now it is closed as such but my flag is declined

Is heat metal too powerful? This question was closed because it was opinion based. My opinion based flag is declined This is confusing
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Off-Topic Flagging options vary with the questions

For some questions, when I try to flag for closing due to off-topicness, I get three options, one of them with one sub-option: Questions about video games are off-topic here, but can be asked on ...
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Migration flags should be more general than “questions about video games”

Recently, I tried to flag https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/31792/how-does-one-keep-up-a-poker-face as “Definitely off topic: Probably Board-Gaming related (maybe not even that)”. Unfortunately, ...
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“Rude or offensive:” how does the nature of the offense and its visibility influence flag responses?

This is about our behavior policy and how it relates to flagging offensive comments (and posts, I suppose). Is it a violation of the behavior policy to insult another citizen, or to equate their ...