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How did this answer enter the low-quality review queue?

As pointed out by Zanna in comment, when an answer is flagged as NAA (Not An Answer), it pushes the answer to Low quality review queue so that it is reviewed by privileged users. 1 The "not an ...
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Can the mods go easy on declining flags on old unsourced answers?

Ah, well, the purpose of "Citation Needed" post-notice reads as: Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that ...
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What are the rules to be followed while answering two similar questions?

Worth to visit: faq : How should duplicate questions be handled? Q. Of these questions, I answered question 1 because that was asked earlier. The second question also asks similar question about there ...
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How to handle translation issues in answer or some part of answer is wrong or an altogether wrong answer?

Can other users comment on such posts to point out mistakes or translation issues? Yes, they certainly can because that's what comments are for. But some people prefer to downvote instead of leaving ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

TL;DR: New users: Educate them to not use comments as answers. Send them here. Then flag for deletion. Users that already know the rules and still do it anyway: Flag for deletion straightaway. From ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

If we look at the purpose of comment feature, comments are not for answering the questions. This is clear from the FAQ: Comments exist so that users can talk about questions and answers without ...
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How to correctly use the new flag reason for comments "unfriendly or unkind"?

The explanation is already given in the page: No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language. Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others. Some examples are also given in ...
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How do moderators deal with good questions, which are self deleted by the Original Poster (OP)?

Your question hinges on a very important point: Users should not presume any degree of subject expertise from the diamond moderators. This is not to say that your moderators aren't experts in their ...
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How is this even an answer that my flag was rejected?

From this Meta SE answer: When should I use this (not an answer) flag? Use this flag when an answer is being used to: Ask a new question Clarify the existing question Communicate ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Yes, you can flag such comments. Moderators will review/investigate flags and will take necessary action. Related article from Help Centre: What if I see someone doing something bad? Flagging a ...
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Are flags once rejected get "rejected forever" or can they be reconsidered?

Yes, once flag marked as helpful or rejected by a moderator can't be undone. In other words, the flag label/status is permanent/forever. Though the issue raised by flag can be reconsidered by talking ...
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A question about flagging a post as spam

When the flag is declined, the downvotes will be removed. See this part of the FAQ What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? on Meta Stack Exchange: Each red ...
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What exactly is a "wrong answer"? What is the official policy on handling wrong answers?

Q. What exactly is a “wrong answer”? What is the official policy on handling wrong answers? Wrong answer can be of two types: Completely unrelated to question. Related to question but wrong in the ...
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If N users flag an answer for "source not cited", add the banner automatically

Currently we have following 4 choices for flagging an answer: I recommend to add 1 more choice selection button, which reads something similar to "Banner needed for no source citation". Depending on ...
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What is the correct reason to use when flagging one/two liner answers which are without any sources?

Well, as not particular example is being discussed, I'm providing generic answer: First of all, one-liner answers are discouraged. On the Stack Exchange, we emphasize on quality answers. So, whenever ...
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Is it possible for me to track my flagging history for chatroom messages?

There is no option to track chat flags. In fact there won't be any url to the flagged messages to track. Chat flags will be approved or declined very soon since they can be reviewed by users with ...
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Can flags raised on this site be handled by Mods of other SE sites?

All ♦ moderators in the network moderate the chat.stackexchange.com server. This is indeed not limited to moderators of the site the chatroom belongs to, because chat often requires real-time ...
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Is "We don't believe in this theory or concept" a valid answer?

IMO, an answer to a philosophical question should either: Go with OP's line of argument and provide valid sources in support of it. ("Your assumption is right; here's the source"). - or - Negate the ...
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

Asking "why downvote" is allowed, but not recommended, especially for the experienced users. For the new users, asking for feedback may turn out to be constructive. The similar question from the main ...
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How is this even an answer that my flag was rejected?

Answer of your question might hurt some but still here it is the answer.. This site is partial to users. It is first and last reason of it. Why I think users are partial? In this meta post I asked ...
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When comments are "no longer needed", instead of deleting them all why were they moved to chat (inspite of being flagged for deletion)?

Comments marked as "no longer needed", are to be deleted, if the flag is acceptable. "Not constructive" => "Rude or abusive" or "No longer needed"? ... so ...
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If N users flag an answer for "source not cited", add the banner automatically

Post notices (which what this essentially is) help mitigate but not solve the problem. If users keep making un-cited claims, the best way to deal with it is to... well use downvotes, comments and ...
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Please stop flagging (instantly) questions/answers as low quality if they are one-liners

Although the intent of your post is good, practically it's not feasible to edit or improve one-line answers. Most one-liners are written by unregistered users who may or may not return to the site ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Respect is most important thing we should maintain in posts and comments. But in some cases it is "subjective" to decide whether post or comment is offensive or not. Tour page says Hinduism ...
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How do moderators deal with good questions, which are self deleted by the Original Poster (OP)?

Self-destruction of useful content is one of the reasons, if misused. But if it's once in a while, we can flag it for mods to undelete. We may also use our undelete vote; though that will help, only ...
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When/how users of this site will learn to do right flagging?

"When/how users of this site will learn to do right flagging?" Did you mean "vote"? Because flags are seen only by Mods. Anyhow, above is not a right way to ask a Qn, where you are making a ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

Good question. Short term solution: Yes, flag for moderator attention. Let the moderator use his/her discretion to determine if the comment adds value. If they see no value, they can delete it. Long ...
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What is the correct reason to use when flagging one/two liner answers which are without any sources?

This is the custom reason I used recently to flag a 2-line answer with zero references: no references, sounds like a personal opinion; should be deleted or be converted to a comment It was deleted ...
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Comments getting removed mysteriously

As commented by @TheDestroyer , any comment if flagged goes through loads of regexes and we are not really sure which regex would have caused deletion. But in your case, it might be the words "...
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