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5 double checked spelling of JSFiddle
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Note: I didn't downvote! (yet)

Earlier today, I flagged an answer as it really wasn't an answer at the time. However, the poster later added a jsFiddleJSFiddle example (which didn't really answer the question either but merely repeated the OP's post) and thatbut it got a few comments going, and got the OP engaged, which resulted in some useful comments before the answerer bowed out. The OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts.

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place, and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation similar to this.

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where a user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time. If it was me who'd tried it, I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandary and my question.

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whoever saw my flag!

Note: I didn't downvote! (yet)

Earlier, I flagged an answer as it really wasn't an answer at the time. However, the poster later added a jsFiddle example (which didn't really answer the question either but merely repeated the OP's post) and that got a few comments going, and got the OP engaged, which resulted in some useful comments before the answerer bowed out. The OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts.

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place, and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation similar to this.

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where a user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time. If it was me who'd tried it, I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandary and my question.

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whoever saw my flag!

Note: I didn't downvote! (yet)

Earlier today, I flagged an answer as it really wasn't an answer at the time. However, the poster later added a JSFiddle example (which didn't really answer the question either but merely repeated the OP's post) but it got a few comments going, and got the OP engaged, which resulted in some useful comments before the answerer bowed out. The OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts.

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place, and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation similar to this.

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where a user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time. If it was me who'd tried it, I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandary and my question.

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whoever saw my flag!

4 fixed some grammar, some punctuation and misspellings
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noteNote: I didn't down votedownvote! (yet)

Earlier, I flagged an answer earlier, as it really wasn't an answer at thatthe time. However, however userthe poster later added a JSfiddlejsFiddle example (which didn't really answer the question either justbut merely repeated the OP's post) butand that then got a few comments going on, and got the OP engaged so there were, which resulted in some useful comments before the answerer bowed out. The OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts.

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place.., and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation likesimilar to this?.

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where a user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time, if. If it was me who'd tried it, I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandryquandary and my question.

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whomeverwhoever saw my flag!

note: I didn't down vote! (yet)

I flagged an answer earlier, as it really wasn't an answer at that time, however user later added a JSfiddle example (which didn't really answer question either just repeated the OP's post) but that then got a few comments going on, and got OP engaged so there were some useful comments before answerer bowed out. OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place.. and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation like this?

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time, if it was me who'd tried it I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandry and question

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whomever saw my flag!

Note: I didn't downvote! (yet)

Earlier, I flagged an answer as it really wasn't an answer at the time. However, the poster later added a jsFiddle example (which didn't really answer the question either but merely repeated the OP's post) and that got a few comments going, and got the OP engaged, which resulted in some useful comments before the answerer bowed out. The OP also commented via their own comments and on other posts.

It is the habit of this particular user, s/he should have used the comments IMHO to extract the extra info needed or make their original observation in the first place, and I shouldn't have been so quick off the mark with a flag! I'm not worried about the wrong flag but what if anything should or can be done in a situation similar to this.

I know it was likely a "FGITW" type answer, where a user was hoping to edit (may still happen) but again IMO it failed this time. If it was me who'd tried it, I would delete but then I wouldn't want to delete what may be useful comments = hence the quandary and my question.

Is there anything that can be done to either retract the flag or explain why the flag in the first place (beyond the original not an answer!)?

My apologies to whoever saw my flag!

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