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Pretty simple: flagging an answer while using the First Posts review page doesn't enable the "I'm Done" button. I'm under the impression that flagging a first post would be the type of action encouraged in the review process and consequentially I conclude this is not intentional and is therefore an error.


Okay, it seems that this issue happens only when the post is immediately deleted (denoted by the "this post has been deleted" message). I do not have this issue when the post is flagged but not immediately deleted.

Still, this sounds like a bug.

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Is the answer that you flagged the post under review, or are you flagging an answer to a question that is under review? Anytime I've flagged a post that was under review it has been considered an action. – Servy Oct 15 '12 at 15:13
I have even seen that if you happen to have flagged the post before entering the review section, the "I'm Done" button is turned on immediately. – Bo Persson Oct 15 '12 at 15:38
@Servy, the answer (which is what I flagged) was under review. Please check my update. – Devin Burke Oct 15 '12 at 16:34
If the post was just deleted it might not matter what action you took at all; it wouldn't surprise me if the fact that it was deleted while you were trying to review it prevented you from completing the review. This may or may not be a bug. – Servy Oct 15 '12 at 16:41
@Servy, no, no. My flag caused it to be deleted. I don't know the criteria but I think if multiple people flag the answer the same it gets deleted based on votes or rep or something. But it was my flag that caused the deletion. – Devin Burke Oct 15 '12 at 16:43
@JustinSatyr That might not matter. It's plausible that deleted posts can't be reviewed at all. I also think that auto-deletion of content from flags is only for comments, not questions. My guess is a mod was just quicker to delete the post than you were to click "I'm done". – Servy Oct 15 '12 at 16:45

It seems that you have a local bug/glitch, as when I flag the questions in the review for first posts, the "I'm done" button still becomes displayed, and useable.

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No, I didn't give enough detail initially. Please check my update. – Devin Burke Oct 15 '12 at 16:32

I tried flagging answers (thus triggering immediate deletion of the answer), but I was unable to reproduce this in Chrome, Firefox, or IE.

Any more specific information (e.g. browser version, or which post you were flagging) would be very helpful in tracking this down.

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