Later Flexo deleted the answer Swift had provided, I felt that Swift had answered correctly and deserved the rep he got from the +1 someone gave him.
I flagged the deleted answer so a moderator could look at it and undelete the answer, but I got this in my Flags page
This answer was here before mine, and his bare bones answer inspired me to write my more detailed one covering the same thing he did. I don't think he deserves to have his answer deleted. Yea its a little lacking in detail, but he did answer the question. – 5 hours ago declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
I would think that reversing a deletion a moderator performed would be something that deserves their intervention.
Was I wrong to use the flag button to bring this issue up, or should I have used a different method to contact a moderator? I tried to find a chat room that was appropriate but I could not figure out which one I should have used. What should I do in the future when things like this happen?