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I went to flag a post as not constructive. Just as I submitted the flag the page refreshed and the question was already closed as not constructive not a real question (my bad). Normally you cannot flag for "it doesn't belong here..." after the question is closed.

What happens with my flag in this situation?

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It should be automatically resolved. I don't know if it will be marked as helpful or disputed though. –  Servy May 24 '13 at 14:46
    
@Servy Ok, that's what I thought/hoped. If the user ends up deleting the post (or mods delete it?), it should then auto resolve to helpful right? –  TronicZomB May 24 '13 at 14:47
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I believe most of those situations resolve to "disputed". –  Servy May 24 '13 at 14:49
    
@Servy Awww... ok, Thanks for your help. I had never had something like that happen and was wondering what the outcome would be since it hasn't happened yet. –  TronicZomB May 24 '13 at 14:50
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Assuming this is the question, there's actually two unresolved "not constructive" flags in the 10k flags view. Since it has 2 delete votes, your flag might actually get a "helpful" resolution if the post is deleted before a moderator handles it. –  Mat May 24 '13 at 15:06
    
@Mat Thanks, that is the question. –  TronicZomB May 24 '13 at 15:08
    
@Mat - What's the 10k flags view? –  JoshDM May 24 '13 at 16:00
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Users with 10k+ reputation get access to some "moderator tools", including a view on some of the flags (not the custom ones, but things like close flags, not-an-answer, ect). See the 10k privilege page: meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/moderator-tools, @JoshDM –  Mat May 24 '13 at 16:03
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Due to what Mat had said:

Assuming this is the question, there's actually two unresolved "not constructive" flags in the 10k flags view. Since it has 2 delete votes, your flag might actually get a "helpful" resolution if the post is deleted before a moderator handles it. – Mat

It turned out that the flag was deemed helpful.

I had initially thought that in this situation the flag just disappeared since the question was already closed before my flag came in but that is not the case.

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