If even there is anything like "Lazy Moderation" this sure is not rightly worded by myself. But why are so many of these flags I do on obvious VLQ QA accepted as helpful? I also need to ask the other way round: Why are so few declined?
I run over this: I get for many of the flags I raise on VLQ questions a helpful status and therefore for only some little amount of those flags a declined status. Just for a very little fraction of the VLQ QA I flag, as written to the largest extend I get helpful in this domain.
This is done with the following arguments given (I guess these are the standard ones so probably not much news for everybody). Please note that for helpful there is no argument given. That is why I can only present one argument here:
declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
My EI is flagging me that this overall pattern it spots might be "lazy moderation" so giving me a warn-sign under the hood that something might gone out of order for all of my flagging.
Some thoughts do poke me: "Shouldn't moderators less often (or the opposite depending on the point-of-view) confirm a flag with helpful when problematic material on site is pointed to them that could be dealt with anyway by users doing delete-votes?"
As written, this is subtle. The difference can only be manifested on a small fraction of all flags and only by the difference between those two different responses. It looks to me that this happens at some little time-spans only (as I just saw when I reviewed my flags) - things like "probably one moderator that thinks differently across the board?" pop into mind. But I can hardly imagine that this is the case, because wouldn't that just be "lazy moderation" then (by that one or all the others depending on the point-of-view)? But moderation can never be lazy - it is as documented: necessary and as little as possible.
As this implies that this should not happen at all (naturally substracting the standard variance things have first), does it mean that I should better stop to flag obvious VLQ material because something is not right with flagging such per-se? E.g. has the overall amount of VLQ material on site gone out of control and the moderator queue is getting flooded by users flagging obvious VLQ questions?
the first two are an example of such a batch of declined flags with the named argument, the rest are those from the same-question-review in the same line-up that are not (and continuing but I started from the back. But this already shows quite well the weight and hopefully makes more visible what I ask about)