Questions tagged [flagging]
Some questions get marked as problematic for one reason or another. Flagged posts may be deleted, put on hold, or edited.
Off-topic close reasons (Flagging off topic questions) [duplicate]
I just stumbled on this question How to do UDP Transmission on ENC28J60? which asks advice about a software library. I wanted to flag the question as off topic, and noticed a nice reason "this ...
What to do with answers that answer a different question than the one actually asked?
As an example: see this answer. As explained in the comment by JRE, it answers a different question ("how do you measure voltage with a multimeter") than the one asked ("how can and Arduino measure ...
Introduce flag for suicide attempt
On a platform with a lot of users being professionals but open also to laymen, we are often confronted with questions clearly asking for help in things which pose a lethal risk to the questioner or ...
Why on earth was this flag on this answer of a moderator rejected?
I recently stumbled on this question and among the answers I found this one from an high rep user AND a moderator. Although there is nothing wrong in the content of the "answer", it is clearly not an ...
Was I wrong flagging this as not an answer?
I'm talking about this answer which says: The link below explains the default rated (180VA) receptacles. [link] I see no difference between this one and the canonical "i think you should take The ...
Flag a question, choices for suggesting another site
Steps: Click "flag" for a question. Choose "should be closed", then "off-topic because" and then "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network". I, at least am then shown two ...
Declined low-quality flag
Well, it certainly isn't very important, but I need some clarification, so I don't make the same mistake again, if I made one. I flagged this answer as "low quality": https://electronics....
Why were these comment not unfriendly or unkind or rude or condescending and flags rejected?
How are some of the comments on What to expect from that alternator not rude, unfriendly or unkind per the new code of conduct https://electronics.stackexchange.com/conduct? Why were the flags on them ...
Should crazy bot-generated answers be flagged as spam?
I just stumbled upon this answer: Here is a link to the answer, though it has already been deleted: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/378755/91862 Now, I scratched my head a little before ...
Reasons for a declined flag
I raised an off topic flag with the specialisation of "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with electronics design)" for the question IT TTT block in assembly language which was ...
Profile flag history: What does the appended number represent?
When viewing the flag history page, I find that each entry has a number following the title of the flagged post. For instance: What does the circled number represent?
Why are flags on obsolete comments being denied?
Three flags on obsolete comments were denied. Can you post the photos to imgur and put a link to them in your post or in the comments, so we can edit them in? – ThreePhaseEel Dec 7 at 23:14 "I ...
Vote for an answer to become accepted
I'm tired of seeing bumps made by community. It's always questions made by one-timers making an account, receiving answers and leaving forever without accepting an answer. Many of those questions have ...
Which flag to use for no attempt on homework question?
I saw several question about homework with absolutely no proof of attempt these days. I wonder if these question deserve a flag? If yes, which one? None of the actual flag fit for this need. As said ...
I flagged an electronics repair question and was told "That is a bad use of the flag system"
I flagged this headphone repair question that had no schematic/pictures as "off topic". I certainly do not wish to use the flag system improperly. Why is that a bad use of the flag system, and ...
Why do we allow "i'm voting to close because [x]" in the comments?
It seems like this only supports mob mentality, where many other users will simply follow one because the first one said so. If a question was truly bad, users would flag it without the 'reminder ...
Correctly Flagging Spam, Not Vote to Close (From StackOverflow Meta)
Having run across some answer spam in the review queues recently, I would like to forward on this message from StackOverflow Meta that I saw from AskUbuntu Meta: Educating people to flag spam and ...
Flag management policy
Is there any mechanism to apply the correct decision to all flag of a question? I flag this post:Can an ATtiny print results to a console? saying that it was better to be migrated to the arduino ...
Should this be considered as spam?
These two answers (from the same person) clearly promote pcbgogo, and the author is clearly affiliated (when you look at the profile, but it is not explicit when you read the answers). But it somewhat ...
My rude/offensive flags on insulting comments were declined
A new user asked a question, found out the answer, and took the time and effort to inform us about that and even make his solution clear with a diagram: Arduino IR Receiver (Answer). Now, he used ...
Adding a flag for homework problems
I've noticed quite a few homework problems being posted on EE.SE which makes sense since the semester is just beginning. Its known that these are off-topic, as in we just don't answer them. I'm ...
What is the purpose of Flagging a question?
I'm relatively new to reviewing; the particular situation that drives my question involved the "This is not an answer" flag. A First Post hit my review queue earlier today; it was a textbook example ...
Flags wrongly declined?
I've noticed a trend with some flags that I've done where I'll flag a question for a perfectly legitimate reason, although while the question was closed, on hold, for the exact cited reason I flagged ...
Add a migration path to the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange
I encountered this question today and it clearly is better suited for the raspberry pi stack exchange. So I searched on how to flag it to be moved and encountered this question which the answer ...
Answer flag declined because of the age of the answer
Do antistatic bags have conductive interior, exterior or both? This is the Question with the answer that I flagged. I came upon this question by way of a link from a comment on an answer to a ...
"not an answer" vs. "not a good answer"
Lately I've been seeing a lot of "not an answer" flags on things that are answers, just not good ones. Most recent example: How to search for a component? The "not an answer" flag says: This was ...
How should I flag this question?
This question should be removed in my opinion: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/77868/how-to-remove-a-vedum-halo-bathroom-light The question if it does get deleted so everybody can see ...
Why was my flag declined?
I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" because it's a link-only answer, and this is our policy on that and the FAQ states: Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. ...
More migration options
On SO, when you flag a question as off topic, you can choose several options to migrate the question to: We don't have that, except for meta: I see some questions that I'd like to see migrated ...
Please flag spam!
We've had a rash of spam today. It's not lasted long, but the spammers have been diligent and we've had to destroy a dozen or more posts and three separate accounts (the 'community' bumps on the ...