I have been flagging questions that are cross-posted. Usually this leads to the question being closed; sometimes, my flag is marked helpful but no action is taken and the question is left open. Can I get some clarity on the Cross Validated position on this?
It looks like I've flagged 15 cross-posts in 2020. Of them, about 11 have been closed after being flagged, and 4 have not. Here are the 4 that remain open:
Classify tweets per topic - simultaneously cross-posted on 5 SE sites (word-for-word identical; no cross-linking); I flagged, but it hasn't been closed.
Model of dithered lattice quantization error/noise - simultaneously cross-posted on one other SE site (word-for-word identical; cross-linked); I flagged twice, but it hasn't been closed.
Comparing a large/general CNN to a smaller more specialized one? - simultaneously cross-posted on one other SE site (word-for-word identical; no cross-linking; answered on the other site); I flagged, but it hasn't been closed.
the probability of random subset - cross-posted on one other SE site (word-for-word identical, no cross-linking; slight differences in typesetting; answered on the other site; also re-posted here on Stats.SE a second time, and answered that second time); I flagged, but it hasn't been closed.
I'm not sure how to interpret the differing responses. Do the moderators want cross-posted questions to be flagged? Do you want me to stop flagging them? Is this a difference in the views of different moderators? Is this an oversight? Should I be re-flagging if they are't closed on my first attempt, on the theory that perhaps my custom text was not sufficiently clear?
Have I misunderstood some aspect of Cross Validated's policy? The SE-wide default policy is that cross-posting is discouraged or prohibited (and to the extent that there is any wiggle room, it seems pretty clear that cross-posting word-for-word identical questions is not the way to go about it). The policies that I can find articulated on this meta seem similar: see, e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. My preference and request would be for moderators to close cross-posted questions when flagged, but if moderators are aware of cases or criteria where they don't plan to do that, it'd be helpful to know that, if possible, so I don't waste your time or my time raising unwanted flags.