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Flagging is the process of bringing a post to a community moderator's attention for any reason.

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Why don't mods delete this comment?

I flagged this comment in Japanese because the comment is written in Japanese, but no moderators deleted so far. Isn't this against the answers to this question? Or is it because the writer is a mod ...
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demand on research or context for a question

Recently, I have had several posts put on hold because they "lack research or context." However, there are plenty other posts that don't include any research or context at all, but they remain as they ...
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How to handle questions if answers can be found in a grammar book as “basic” knowledge

It is the obvious thing to flag a question like: What is the meaning of "white"? as being off-topic (answer to be found in a dictionary). What about questions like the following: How to use "...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

While using ELL (and other sites), I noticed that there is a lot of abuse - answers are posted as comments. And usually, it is not done by people with low reputation, which is even worse. I already ...
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Handle duplicate questions from English stackexchange

I noticed quite a few questions asked in English Language Learners have got answers in English stackexchange. Some examples are, 1a) 'Did see' and 'Saw' 1b) What's the difference between "...
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Criticism should be constructive, not destructive

A word/phrase for "voice change" Every piece of opinion is respected. And more importantly they should be respectful. Lambie's comment as it first appeared, if memory serves, was "Your ...
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Flagging thank-you notes

So I was dredging up old posts and flagging superfluous comments that are mainly gratitude as "no longer needed". I have raised about 20-30 flags today. While most of them have been marked helpful, ...
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Can the Off-Topic Flag Include a Reason that Is “This Is a Request for Resources”?

Right now, the off-topic reasons include: Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See: Policy for questions that are ...
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After editing a question, what should I do if I understand that sentence is too broad or something?

I usually edit questions that are not very well-formatted. In fact, before reading such a question, I instantly start to edit it. In other words, I read and edit the questions simultaneously. Recently,...
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What's the proper way to flag the entire comments section of an answer?

I'm asking because I've seen long conversations taking place in the comments section. Sometimes they are long, seemingly endless requests for clarifications that should be moved to chat; others they'...
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What comments should I flag on ELL?

The big question This post is meant to gather a consensus on what comments mods and the community consider to be flaggable. When I want to flag a comment, I see this: But what do each of the ...