I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" because it was just a "thank you" answer at that time, but has been edited before the moderator review (to a worse copy of the referenced post). The flag got declined. Should I flag for moderator attention in these situations?
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Yes, you should flag "thank you" posts. This was an edge case where the edited post looked like something that also frequently gets flagged, a short or duplicate answer. When the moderator reviewed the flag, it looked like a legitimate (although low-quality) answer. The non-answer "thank you" post really should not have been edited this way. The revised answer doesn't add anything to the page.