This question already has an answer here:
A few hours ago, I flagged an answer as not an answer. Additionally, I left a comment, basically saying that this answer has nothing to do with the question.
My flag got declined with the following reason:
flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer.
However, when flagging as not an answer, the following description is displayed (emphasis mine):
This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether.
Basically, I am a bit wary about this declined flag right now, because it matches the description on what should be flagged as an answer and with my current flag weight, this declined flag destroyed about two days worth of flagging. That just took all the fun out of it for me, especially, because I am a responsible flagger, and open the questions to really read them and the answer if I am unsure - even if the answer already has several flags.
So, what am I asking... Well:
Was it correct to decline my flag? If so, please fix the description of that flag option. If it was not correct, how can we prevent such "false flag declines" in the future? Especially in the context of high flag weights where one declined flag really hurts.
And another one!!
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I didn't even flag as not an answer, but as "Other". My comment was: "Although this is the accepted answer it doesn't help. See comments for more info, basically: Contains not much more than a dead link."
It is common sense to flag answers that contain only links, even more so, if the link is dead. As this was an old accepted answer, downvoting didn't help, because I still couldn't delete it. And my flag didn't even ask for deletion, but for "Mod attention", whatever that might be.
You just lost an active flagger, because every dismissed flag costs the equivalent of 50 to 100 "helpful" flags at my current flag weight. All because of some arbitrary decision from some anonymous mod? That just sucks and shows how little the honest flagging effort is honored.