When I'm flagging a comment, which flag reason should I use?

  • We've been getting a ton of comment flags lately that use the wrong flag reason, ergo this PSA.
    – user1027
    Aug 2, 2014 at 18:44

1 Answer 1


Per this MSE post:

When should I flag a comment?

image of flag dialog

You must specify a reason for each comment flag. The dialog offers a few pre-filled reasons that cover most common cases:

  • It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse.

    The comment attacks a person or group.

  • It's unfriendly or unkind.

    The comment is rude or condescending.

  • It's no longer needed.

    This comment is outdated, conversational or not relevant to the post.

  • Something else.

    A problem not listed above. Try to be as specific as possible.

See also When should comments be deleted?.

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