Upon reviewing a question I decided it wasn't appropriate for stackoverflow but could probably fit quite happily on either programmers.stackexchange.com or workplace.stackexchange.com. I remember reading on meta about 'flagging' questions that need moving, if the destination isn't one of those that can be selected through the dialog, so I did so.
However the flag response was:
declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
I believe that's exactly what I did, but instead the question got closed when it may have been answered elsewhere. I'm trying to figure out why the flag was declined and what I should have done differently?