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The flag system is undergoing an overhaul of sorts - active means that the flag you have raised is active in the flag queue & hasn't been acted upon yet


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Everything has now been migrated to Superuser. I have voted to close the second question as a duplicate of the first there. All of the answers migrated over. We could certainly debate the decisions that were made, but there were no actual rules broken here, and as such, no action will be taken beyond what has already happened.


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Automating flagging is something which you're almost never likely to see. If you feel that you're posting the same comment over & again - this userscript gives a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments, which you can easily click to insert. Reconfigure the comments to your most used boilerplate ones & you could save some hassle of retyping them ...


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There's nothing to be done, you can't rescind a flag. We'll probably dismiss the flag without any action if there's nothing wrong with the comment


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The timeline was as follows: You flagged the post. I saw the flag and decided that the answer was just wrong rather than being not an answer. Someone else flagged the post. Another moderator saw that flag and decided that it was valid. These things happen. You are always going to get cases where different moderators take different decisions. We do discuss ...


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You can retract a flag, but you won't be able to put a new flag on the same post. From Meta Stack Exchange: To retract a flag, click the flag link again and the button should become Retract Flag. [...] You...cannot retract an active flag for moderator attention if the post has been deleted and you don't have enough rep to see deleted posts. It doesn't ...


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Since you're still just flagging, and not actually voting to close, I suggest using the "blatantly off-topic" flag. Once you get the privilege to vote to close, you should use a custom reason.


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Your edit summary could have been a bit more detailed, but I think those two reviewers were incorrect. We often guide people how to indicate that a question isn't a duplicate to another, and part of that guidance is to edit the marked duplicate explaining how it's not a duplicate with a link to what it's supposedly a duplicate of. Such is the risk of a ...


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Previously most SE moderators close questions as duplicates if it was asked before. Recently, an announcement was made by SE Inc. Duplicates now focus on redirection to the answers you need All dupes now must point to an answered question, and the new language focuses on getting you answers http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2013/06/the-war-of-the-...


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I believe you can only submit another flag providing your first flag was declined. I have declined your flag so you should be able to flag again.


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From the Meta post What does "You don't have the permission to use this type of flag" mean? Figured it out. It happened only when the user hit the flags tab via the /tools route, since it was the last /tools tab he had open. Fixed in next build that rolls out (before that happens you can simply work around by clicking visiting /tools/...


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It's not off topic. Tumblr is a web application, so a question about how to configure it is very much on topic for us. Yes you have to write code, but it would probably get closed very quickly on Stack Overflow.


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As of July 7, 2016, the ability to retract a flag on a Question or Answer is now live on Meta Stack Exchange and will be rolled out to the rest of the network "soon". At present, there are no plans to expand this to comment flags, so Sathya's answer still holds.


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