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Why were flags on these conversational/argumentative comments declined?

Stack Exchange guidance on the use of comments specifies You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in ...
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Is it appropriate to regularly ask whether a person has permission to make changes to a building?

We regularly see comments below questions about apartments or condominiums asking whether the person has permission from the land owner. Here's a recent example. It's usually distracting and ...
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How do I mark a link only answer for deletion?

This answer was rather poor and one of quite a number by a brand new user spewing generally poor answers yesterday. The user came back and edited out the questionable text, but now, it's effectively a ...
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How do we flag a user for spam?

I flagged one answer for not being an answer, but then noticed the user had answered several other questions with spam answers, so I flagged all of those as well. Is it possible to flag a user as ...
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Should we flag questions with insufficient detail?

I've been working the First Posts review queue and I am often finding questions that do not provide enough details to permit a helpful answer. (E.g., "Why is cold air coming out of my vents?") Many ...
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Why are comment flags marked as declined even though the comments are removed?

I often flag comments that are obsolete or merely attempts at wit in order to keep discussions tidy and relevant. On DIY, more of my flags are declined than at SO, probably due to cultural difference ...
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How to handle posts asking multiple independent questions

The Stack Exchange question and answer format breaks down when multiple discrete questions are posed in one post. Either answers must address each question, or they fail to completely meet the ...
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Chat non-functional, spam fiddly technical details

@NiallC. asked why I hadn't flagged a spammy post as spam, but since he locked and deleted it, I couldn't answer him. Debris from Roof causing Gutters to clog As I was about to flag it spam, I see a ...
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Can we get an more options when flagging something as off-topic?

I tried flagging a post as off-topic. When I drilled down through the reasons for flagging it, I wasn't given an option that was suitable. This was the question which is clearly not about DIY. I ...
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Inconsistency in "Answer changed to comment"

I was just wondering about a question I answered. My answer was changed to a comment which is fair enough it was basically a link to other info, so my question why is this answer I flagged to be made ...
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