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Reminder: Don't downvote spam. Just flag it

As the comments have already mentioned, downvoting spam really doesn't cost you any rep at all. Downvoting questions never costs rep, and downvoting answers temporarily costs 1 point, but if the ...
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What standard flag should I use for questions asking about the reasons a government made laws affecting personal finance?

I declined the flag. The option I was thinking of that I thought you should have used was "Other (leave a comment to explain what is wrong)". But I hadn't realised (or at least had forgotten) that you ...
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Why can I only vote to migrate to Meta, instead of another S-E Site?

The list of migration targets is configured by StackExchange staff, who would probably take advice from the elected site moderators and perhaps look for consensus on meta. Note that moderators can ...
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Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?

I just dismissed a similar flag on this comment, so I thought I'd come here and explain my reasoning. (FWIW, I don't know who the flagger was.) While I accept the comment isn't strictly necessary, ...
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Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?

Flags should be used for things that require a mod's attention. 100 comments each saying "sorry" would get annoying, and the system would trigger a flag. But 1 comment with +100 upvotes isn't really a ...
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Why was my flag on a troll question declined?

This is a case where you should use a custom flag rather than a standard one. Rude/abusive doesn't convey the extra information you're mentioning here to the moderator handling the flag. I've deleted ...
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Standardization amongst moderators for flag status

I cannot speak to any other mod, but I am guilty of clicking the wrong button in the SE user interface. (There aren't a lot of take backs. It is designed for speedily getting through the list I ...
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Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?

I think a short, friendly, kind sentiment in the comments is constructive enough. They are much more rare than rude comments, and, in my opinion, should be more welcome. Additionally, with the ...
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Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?

I suggest you imagine that Stack Exchange is a federation, i.e. a "partially self-governing states or regions under a central (federal) government", and that Money is one of those self-governing ...
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Why was my flag on a troll question declined?

That might have been me. If so, I thought I was responding to a flag on your comment. In other words, I thought that the OP flagged your comment as rude to him. In hindsight, I see what happened, it ...
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Standardization amongst moderators for flag status

I suspect I was the guilty party. I treat flags as having a sense of urgency. And toward that end, I welcome the flags for spam or for the rare cases of members starting verbal brawls. Bad questions ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

Since you are flagging, not voting to close, the reason that you pick is not very important. Those with the reputation to Vote to Close (3000+) can select the correct reason for closure. If, as in ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

First, it's interesting that my view is slightly different. What we have, as a stack, are 3 choices we (I mean the mods, but ultimately, that means the members) can edit. The first 3 as listed above. ...
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What standard flag should I use for questions asking about the reasons a government made laws affecting personal finance?

Ganesh has explained the specific reason for this case. However, in general... For users who have enough reputations to cast close votes, they're forced to use the custom close reason that will post ...
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Why was my question closed?

Questions seeking product, service recommendations or other off-site resources are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem ...
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What standard flag should I use for questions asking about the reasons a government made laws affecting personal finance?

Keep in mind, gray. If a question is spam, I mean NSFW spam, by all means, flag it. Or so off topic, that there's no way it should stay here. The issue as I saw it was that by flagging, it needed to ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

If you are unable to select a close vote, and can only use a flag, then use in need of moderator attention - and describe the issue. I have seen others use the comment system, and hope that somebody ...
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Bug: Flags underlining overlaps text

I don't see that (although I don't have any active flags): (Of course, perhaps it was just fixed?)
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