I've encountered several posts on Super User recently that consist primarily or solely of rants. I've flagged two of these posts as "offensive", and they were deleted with the flags marked helpful. However, I'm getting the impression, based on what I've read on Meta, that this might not be the intended use of this flag. Is this a valid use of the offensive flag? The text accompanying the flag states:
it is offensive, abusive, or hate speech
This question/answer contains content that a reasonable person would deem inappropriate for respectful discourse.
My interpretation is that such ranting is "abusive" as described above and can offend users of the product or service which the post author is ranting against. Is this interpretation correct? Should I continue to use the offensive flag for such posts, or should I use the free-text moderator attention flag instead?