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Am I misusing the "Not An Answer" flag?

I have had about a dozen Not An Answer flags on this site disputed or declined. In most if not all of those cases I thought that it was pretty straightforward why the post was not an answer, and in ...
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Let's get aligned on our site specific usage of the Not an Answer flag

We have, on this site, had some confusion/differing opinions on the matter of when a Not an Answer flag is applicable. Specifically, when someone posts something related that isn't actually an answer ...
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Why were the "Not an Answer" flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Are there any spells that a wizard/witch can cast without a wand in the Harry Potter universe? This question was "answered" by a post going off on a tangent about soldiers being able to ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

This (now deleted) "answer" came up in the first posts review. It attempts to answer the question why the Jedi would serve a corrupt republic by trying to draw parallels to the current situation in ...
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Why was my flag "not an answer" declined?

not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether. There have been a few ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag disputed?

I flagged this answer as 'not an answer': No it's not Harry Potter but is supposed to look like him. What he summoned isn't explained or likely to explained. It is comprised of a reply to a ...
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