Questions tagged [flags]

Use this tag for tools/issues about flags or flagging of posts or chat messages. Flags alert about quality issues on content, when the flagger lacks sufficient reputation to deal with the problem directly.

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API returns flags options for election comments while flagging them isn't possible

When trying to retrieve the flag options on a comment, e.g. on the currently active one on Skeptics.SE (but it works for any election): https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/comment-flag-options#id=...
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Is there a way to fetch my flag quota?

I would like to stop flagging when I start running low on flags. Is there any way the API can tell me not only the flag options, but also whether I have any flags left and if so how many?
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Automate the process of flagging non constructive comments from User Supplied data

Warning While entering a comment ID, you should be careful because some comments may be removed with a single flag (if it already have some flags). Some comments may still constructive even if it ...
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What are the top level question & answer localized flag_option titles?

For the SE API, the endpoints dealing with flags (e.g. /questions/{id}/flags/options) return the flag_option type. However, the option_id values are explicitly stated as being unstable, but it's ...
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Bulk flag comments

About I often go through my previous questions on SO/SE and find a lot of them have long resolved discussions. Ideally, I should raise a post flag and say "all comments below are obsolete; please ...
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CheckYerFlags: Notifying when a user reaches a certain flag amount

About CheckYerFlags This bots notifies users when they reach an amount of certain flags (so called flag ranks), for example 1,111 or 33,333 in a chat room and also provides them a command to get the ...
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Generic Bot – A Moderation Chatbot

Generic Bot is a chatbot meant to help with moderation tasks on Stack Overflow. You can find the bot in the SOBotics chatroom. Flag Tracker (Userscript) When you flag a post, this userscript will ...
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Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The Stack Exchange API has a couple of calls that return a list of flag_option objects. These objects contain a couple of properties that can be used to identify the flag you need. For example, when ...
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Stack Exchange Global Flag Summary

This is a userscript that provides a networkwide flag summary for all Stack Exchange sites. If you are logged into the Stack Exchange network and you have this script installed, you can visit the ...
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Metasmoke: Web dashboard for SmokeDetector

metasmoke is a web dashboard for SmokeDetector. You can see it here: https://metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com It's a fun project, and I need a Stack Apps post so I can have write access to the API.
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Flagging Assistant - tweaks for frequent flaggers

About: Adds several nifty tools/features to assist in tracking your flags: Adds a shortcut link to the top of every page. Summarizes flags by resolution ("helpful", "declined", etc.) and provides ...
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Retract flags from the "Flagged Posts for [User]" page [closed]

Description In response to a feature-request on Meta Stack Overflow: Allow retracting flags on deleted posts even if you can't view deleted posts, I created a userscript which allows you to retract ...
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Flagging Percentages

About In response to a feature-request on Meta Stack Exchange I've written a script that calculates and adds the percentages for each flag type while viewing the Flag Summary page. Installation ...
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How to get more details flags from questions?

Short question: How to get the flags that led up to a question being closed? When we are going to flag a question, we have to look at /questions/{id}/flags/options first, and I can see The option ...
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Wildfire: Cleanup without irritating moderators

About Moderators don't like seeing a whole horde of flags in their precious flag queue. They dislike this even more when all the flags are from one user who is obviously running a search or query and ...
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Sort Flags By Type

About This userscript allows you to sort your flags by type on your flag page. It was inspired by this post on Meta Stack Exchange, and the idea and helper functions were provided by nicael. ...
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Possible to get a user's flag history?

Is it possible to retrieve a signed-in user's flagging history, preferably with the status of the flag? I looked at the /me/timeline docs, and noticed it doesn't return flags. Is this type of ...
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Moderation request: Flags unhandled for months, please approve

Note that Stack Apps is its own meta site. Sorry for nagging the mods, but I have flags that have sat in the "active" state since June 29th, and these flags apparently don't expire. Can a moderator ...
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Link Only Answer Automatic Flagging

Thank you to Manishearth for giving me the idea here Autonavigate/autocomment "close/flag offtopic" for MSO As a very avid user of the Stack Exchange, I try to make this place the most ...
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Allow convert-to-comment without confirmation and even if there are comments

This userscript allows moderators to use the "convert to comment" button even if the answer has comments. It also removes the annoying confirm() prompt when converting an answer to a comment....