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Same problem here, updating java also solved the problem.

given that the OP posted a comment stating resolution a month earlier.

Thanks for your efforts to help guys, but nothing was working. But, finally found the solution. EXTREMELY embarrassed to say that I needed to update the JAVA on my machine. Apologies...

My personal judgement would call this answer a comment following the OP's, caused by the fact that the 1-rep user can't post comments yet. But at the same time "update your java install/make sure your java install is up to date" is the actual answer and the OP could decide to accept this answer, possibly after having it rewritten a bit to "make sure your java install is up-to-date".

Would I be right in my reasoning of flagging as "not an answer"? I realise this is quite a trivial question but I'd rather not send another false flag into the heap. So I'd rather ask here first.

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    BZZT! Baleeted. Flag dismissed as helpful. Oh, those silly new users, thinking they've stumbled into yet another online forum. – user102937 Jun 29 '12 at 20:41
  • @RobertHarvey But it would be nice to know the rules for flaggers. – Daniel Jun 29 '12 at 20:46
  • Rules: 1. flag if you think it needs to be flagged 2. ??? 3. Profit – Kyle Trauberman Jun 29 '12 at 20:47
  • that's the point of flags, to get a moderator to look at it. If the moderator agrees, he/she will take action. – Kyle Trauberman Jun 29 '12 at 20:48
  • Will my flags be considered "oh it's that dummy again" if I have a few denied flags? I've read about flag weight but what I've read stated also that it's no longer in play? – Harald Brinkhof Jun 29 '12 at 20:53
  • You've only had a couple of declined flags, so I wouldn't worry. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 29 '12 at 20:57
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    See this answer about declined flags. You have to get a lot of declined flags compared to helpful for it to matter. If at least half of your flags are helpful you have nothing to worry about – Ben Brocka Jun 29 '12 at 20:57
  • As an aside "Same Problem" is a good phrase to look for if you're actively looking for things to flag – Some Helpful Commenter Jun 29 '12 at 20:58
  • thank you for that but I'd have to read up on data.se to use it. In any case I'm not really hunting for flags, just going over the posts I find in review to try and help out and get a better idea on what makes a good answer and question. I've learned some things already by seeing how others formulate things, so for me it's worthwile. – Harald Brinkhof Jun 29 '12 at 21:17

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