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I flagged an answer on Assertion fails after using memcpy() as "not an answer" because I felt it should have been a comment. The answer had been posted by a 10k+ user, and shortly after I flagged it the flag status changed to "disputed".

I assume the answerer disputed the flag themselves; I think that 10k+ users should not be able to dispute flags on their own content.

(In truth I suspect my own answer would have been better as a comment as well, but I only thought of that once I'd posted it, and I couldn't see any way for me to convert my own answer to a comment!)

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...I couldn't see any way for me to convert my own answer to a comment. Delete or flag for deletion and repost as comment. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 27 '11 at 9:40
Are we talking about the two answers of Ernest? If yes, about which one? Both sound like valid answers to me, though, not the best...but the question isn't the best either. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 27 '11 at 9:42
What makes you think that the owner of the post was the one that disputed the flag? There are other 10ks that can see the flags too you know. – Jeff Mercado Sep 27 '11 at 9:42
@Padded Cell: It was the earlier answer Ernest posted, about the order of parameters of memcpy(). – Vicky Sep 27 '11 at 9:46
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10k users cannot see flags for their own posts.

What happened is that another user who thought what posted as answer was really an answer flagged your flag as invalid.

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"10k users cannot see flags for their own posts." - OK, that answers the question. Thank you. – Vicky Sep 27 '11 at 9:47
Actually, it was 3 other users (not the person who posted) who voted to disagree with the flag /cc @Vicky – Marc Gravell Sep 27 '11 at 10:01

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