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The answer you have selected has the green checkmark, and that answer will always be displayed first. This is you telling the community that your question has been answered, and as far as you are concerned, it is the best answer. But people can disagree, and upvote another answer. The fact that you don't like one answer does not give you the right to ask ...


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It is my understanding that flags are always handled in bulk, so all flags are marked either helpful or declined. This can be confusing, since it may seem as though your consistent flagging is marked inconsistently, when really it is just a limitation of the system. (I normally mark flags according to the majority, so sometimes I may decline a flag and yet ...


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Low quality is not the same thing as wrong, incomplete, or unreliable. An answer that is readable and apparently addresses the question passes the quality test.ยน When an answer: (i) fails the test; (ii) is impossible to fix or would take an unreasonable amount of effort to fix; and (iii) does not fall into another low quality category (spam, abusive, or not ...


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You want my opinion? It is: Grrr! Snarl! Seven days is a much too short a statute of limitations (SoL) on a VLQ answer. I don't know what the ideal length of the SoL would be, but 3 months seems reasonable. For example, see A simple word or phrase that describes a non-conflict "day in the life" story introduction This question was ...


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In the example you give, I agree with the decline: "not an answer" means just that, i.e. it's not even attempting to answer the question. Going on about an unrelated -th ending is totally wrong, but it's still an attempt at an answer. "Not an answer" would be asking a follow-up question ("But how do you explain the -th in 'believeth'?"), or making a comment ...


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Users never see flags on their own posts, although I suppose that, if you have access to the relevant review queues then it may be possible to find that your own post has been flagged. I don't know if the system actually checks for that in what it presents for review. I'm going to deal with Question 6, which you didn't ask: How do I avoid flags in the first ...


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I have also seen very obviously correct flags get disputed and nothing ever comes of it. The flagged posts will just sit there unless you go grab a mod and whine about it convincingly. It would be handy to have some sort of appeal process for flags that you thought were indisputable. Sometimes people make mistakes when reviewing flags or have an ulterior ...


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