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I've seen this question Should it be disallowed to flag deleted answers? but the situation here is different.

This answer still shows up in the flagged post queue. But it's been deleted by a moderator and not the OP himself.

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I've refreshed the page a few times - is this cached or a flag that just wont go away.

Do other users see this particular post in the queue?

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Interesting - it was deleted an hour ago, but 30 seconds after it was deleted, another user flagged it (presumably a 10k user had the flagged-posts screen open at the time). This was enough to keep it active on the 10k screen, and it subsequently attracted another 4 flags. But indeed, it has been dealt with!

Normally, the act of a moderator intervening (such as deleting the post) will wipe the flags - and indeed this did happen here; however, it was still possible for other users to flag it after it was deleted.

I will try to ensure that in the future, only custom flag reasons can be used on deleted posts; this should avoid this unnecessary scenario (i.e. the user flagging it after it was deleted would be simply told "this post has been deleted").

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I hope custom flag reasons include the generic moderator flag that allows a comment, we'll still need to be able to do that. –  Lance Roberts Sep 26 '11 at 13:17
    
@Lance that is exactly what I mean, and is the only one I think we'll need for a deleted post, no? –  Marc Gravell Sep 26 '11 at 13:22
    
Yep, agreed.... –  Lance Roberts Sep 26 '11 at 13:50
    
Just to confirm, will this address this question as well? –  Grace Note Sep 26 '11 at 14:49
    
@GraceNote you seem to have linked here to ... here. Can you clarify which other question you mean? –  Marc Gravell Sep 26 '11 at 18:02
    
...I hate it when that happens. Give me a moment... –  Grace Note Sep 26 '11 at 18:03
    

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