Imagining that someone post as an answer the following:

Can you provide code?

I should flagged right?!

Then, bye the time that someone review my flag, the user edit the answer, and endup providing a decent answer.

The moderator see the "new" answer, and decline the flag, should it be accepted? Since, at the time you flagged the answer was low quality.

  • Flag, downvote and comment. A mod will see the comment even if the OP edited during the grace period (meaning there is no revision). – Oded Apr 7 '13 at 20:41
  • Fair enough, but should not the flag be accepted was helpful. And the answer leave it "alone"? – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 20:43
  • It happens, don't worry about it and move on. – vascowhite Apr 7 '13 at 20:43
  • If a mod can't see any evidence for the flag, should they accept it as helpful? – Oded Apr 7 '13 at 20:44
  • I am not worry, it makes no different to me really (I had already more than +500). I was just making an observation. – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 20:44
  • @Oded Nop. Maybe I did not express my self well. I was wondering if this in a common behavior, Or it was just something pontual. – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 20:46
  • As @dreamcrash said - it happens. Nothing to worry about. Rare enough and harmless enough. – Oded Apr 7 '13 at 20:47
  • In another words, if you flag some answer and in the meantime this answer is improved, you will get decline instead of helpful? I am just trying to understand how the system operates. – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 20:48
  • @Oded, okey, so should I delete this question? – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 20:48
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    @dreamcrash, definitely don't delete this question. It was a legitimate question. I bet it's a dupe, but in that case it will be closed as a dupe, not deleted. – Ben Lee Apr 7 '13 at 20:56
  • @BenLee Thanks, I will not delete it. – dreamcrash Apr 7 '13 at 21:05

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