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What is a disputed flag?

There are a few posts that I flag, and they get disputed. Then a little bit later the post gets closed. Why do my flags show up as disputed if the post got closed?

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marked as duplicate by gnat, Matt, Bo Persson, yhw42, hims056 Jan 11 '13 at 13:19

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I think that is coincidence. What did you flag the post as? –  Asad Jan 11 '13 at 12:32
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if i flagged the post, and a moderator disputes it, but someone else flags it and a moderator closes it, shouldn't my flag be just as 'helpful' as the second flag? –  Boundless Jan 11 '13 at 12:33
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See here - meta.stackexchange.com/a/95277/201262 –  Ren Jan 11 '13 at 12:35
    
@Ren thanks for the link –  Boundless Jan 11 '13 at 12:39

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Moderators don't dispute flags; other users with 10k reputation do. When a flag is disputed, it is considered invalid and does not have any effect on your ability to flag, nor can a moderator do anything to validate it again, even if it was valid to begin with.

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I've always wondered what the purpose of the "disputed" flags were, especially when a diamond mod agrees with the original flag (and disagrees 10K user that marked the flag as invalid). I can see how they could be a valuable teaching tool on how to flag but as a regular user, I don't really get any feedback on why the 10K user decided to mark the original flag as invalid. Just that it was. –  psubsee2003 Jan 11 '13 at 12:50

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