Highly related: Dismiss flags on the same posts with different validities
Similar to the above but narrower in scope, only dismiss other flags on a post if they are of the same type being dismissed.
This would solve basically all of the problems seen currently on meta concerning invalid flag dismissal including the scenario envisioned in in this comment.
Example scenario with new feature: 4 people mark a question as
not a real question and one person marks it as
spam, the spam gets dismissed while the 4 valid
not a real question can be marked helpful.
Under the current system if the
spam flag was dismissed then the 4 valid
not a real question flags would also get dismissed. Which can be very frustrating when the question is then closed minutes later as
not a real question!
Good example of this being useful would be if there are multiple
localized flags when in reality the question is
not constructive or
not a real question or
off topic. You could dismiss one localized flag - thereby dismissing all the
localized flags - without dismissing the other valid flags.
As I see it this would only be changing the current functionality a tiny little bit, instead of changing the whole flow to make it so that each individual flag had to be accepted or declined. (which is what I understand the other question to be about).