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When to use the various flagging options?

When flagging a question, you are offered these options1: spam Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. rude or abusive A reasonable person would find ...
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Is it acceptable to refer to people as “nutters”, in terms of the “Be Nice” policy?

I had a comment-flag declined, and thus I am posting on meta. With the "Be Nice" policy in mind, I flagged the following statement. Most conspiracy nutters neglect the fact that nearly 25% of the ...
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Please flag trollish questions

Skeptics.SE, along with some other stack exchanges such as history, receives some trolling questions, generally in the form of holocaust denial. They're by users with only 1 reputation, and they're ...
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Which flag should I use for unreferenced answers?

If an answer has no references, should I use the "Very Low Quality" flag, or "in need of moderator attention" flag?
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Are moderators allowed to decline flags about their own behaviour?

If I flag behaviour by a moderator, is the same moderator allowed to decline the flag, or do they have to have it assessed by another moderator? Related question: Restraining from moderator actions ...
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What exactly is the significance of a helpful flag?

I was looking into my flagging history, and discovered that: Several of my recent flags were marked as "helpful" This includes 4 questions that I flagged as "not notable", none of which were closed (...
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What to do with very low quality answers?

We get some answers that are of very low quality, that are making significant claims without bothering to reference them. Those answers just assert some claim without backing it up it any way, which ...
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Use your flags!

We moderators can't be everywhere, we can't look at everything that is posted on this site. We need your help to moderate it. You can flag any post or comment for moderator attention. If you see ...