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Please flag responsibly

In the past couple of months, there seems to have been an increase in the number of posts landing in the Low Quality Posts review queue. Some of them legitimately belong there, which is nice because ...
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Preventing “Oh, I had flagged that already.”

I flag lots, but forget what I've flagged. When I reflag a post I had already flagged, I get told so by a helpful yellow box. Surely it's bad usability to only say so afterward! It would really save ...
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What can be done about a user spamming the site with ads?

This user has five answers posted that are all the same spam advertisement for some website. I have flagged their answers as spam, but is there anything else we can do to prevent this from happening?
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What are “disputed” flags?

The status of some of my raised flags is "disputed": I know "helpful" means the flag was acted on, while "declined" means it wasn't. What happened to "disputed" flags? What is a "dispute" in ...
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Why was my off-topic flag declined even though the question was marked as off-topic?

This question was marked as off-topic by me, just because it was not related to games. Although I've answered it too, since it was a question too. The question was later marked as off-topic and ...
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Too many how to start questions?

Well, lately I have been active on gamedev stackexchange one thing I noticed is that I come by a lot of how to start questions (almost daily). Unfortunately almost all of them are closed being off-...
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How to flag for moving to blender.stackexchange.com

https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/58184/blender-to-collada-to-assimp-rigid-non-skinned-animation I wanted to flag this as off-topic for migration to another site but the only option is to ...
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Is Q about negociating republishing other games on-topic? (alternative take & clarification of rule)

(This question is already being discussed for another reason on whether or not it is on-topic or off-topic.) The help centre includes "publishing" under project management. project management (...
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Why was this flag on a spam comment declined?

I recently found this comment below a question: It sounds like you might want to complete more of your course before taking off on your own. Check out my profile if you'd like a free trial for a ...
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Is asking for reason for down vote OK?

The voting system is built around anonymous votes without explanation, demanding one is thus impossible and a waste of time. I try to explain my down votes (but sometimes I don't) and people who down ...
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When to flag a question and when to vote for closing?

So the question explains itself, since both have the same options, when is each one more appropriate ?
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Why does my “inform moderator flag” number keep increasing?

Every day I flag some posts... I've only recently started doing that, and I noticed that my flag number 1) resets every day, 2) increases by one for some reason. My best guess would be that each time ...
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Dealing with spam

I recently flagged these three answers as spam because they Linked directly to a specific product/site/etc Provided a link but didn't give much (or any) explanatory context to answer the question ...
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Is this question about Maya modeling off-topic?

I recently flagged to close this question about modeling in Maya. I believe this question to be off-topic and my reasoning is this: It has nothing to do with game development. While it's true that ...
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Why was my “very low quality” flag rejected on this non-formatted code-only question?

I recently flagged this question as very low quality and the flag got rejected. I've read posts such as "please flag responsibly" and this answer on the very low quality flag, and while this question ...
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Mark a question for wiki ?

I recently asked a question on how to improve upon my existing code. I was recommended, what I was doing was the right way of doing things. I thought of deleting the post since its not valid anymore, ...
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Should this be referred to Legal SE?

This post is a first question asking about international copyright law between two specific countries, and just so happens to be about attempting to liscense a videogame. I'm not really sure this is ...
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How to handle questions that ask for tutorials specific to a subject?

I was reviewing the first post queue and had to review a question that approximately asked: I've learned subject X in class, so in theory, I know how it should happen. But how can I do it in language ...