In this instance when a question is closed for a particular reason, would it not be better to then mark any flag with the same reasoning as "helpful" even if the flag had been previously declined by another moderator?


I flagged this question as off topic as (other issues aside) it was more a technical question. The flag was declined but it was later closed as off topic.

  • Can you provide an example? – Cole Johnson Jan 10 '13 at 15:31
  • Ofcourse - see my edit – DMK Jan 10 '13 at 15:35

There was a spam flag on the post.

Because the moderators are taking a literal approach to spam flags, NAA flags, and LQ flags (and the spam flag has the highest priority out of all of these flags) I had to decline the spam flag.

Unfortunately, your flag was swept up with the rest of that. It was off topic, so then it was closed as such, but it wasn't spam, and I had to decline that.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .