I marked this question as very low quality, but my flag was disputed.

After reading the question again the phrase "I have got the answer here" might indicate that this is not a question at all. So I may have used the wrong flag.

I think we can all agree that the question should be closed, but I don't want to flag again without making sure.

Did I use the wrong flag? Does it even matter?

For future reference this is the question in it's entirety:

Undefined symbols for architecture i386: "_SecCertificateCopyData", referenced from: -[AFURLConnectionOperation connection:willSendRequestForAuthenticationChallenge:] in AFURLConnectionOperation.o 跟着有八九个这样的错误,不知道缺什么?

I have got the answer here-->APPLE MACH-O LINKED ERROR After adding AFNetworking

thanks @Martin R

EDIT: it's on hold now. I'm not sure if I was just too impatient, it was put on hold as a result of this post.

Let me rephrase the question:
I can't vote to close yet.
Since I have absolutely no clue what the OP is looking for I could not edit the question and a comment feels pointless.
Since I got the question as a review I felt obliged to do SOMETHING. What should I have done instead of flagging it as very low quality?

  • possible duplicate of Disputed Flag on Low-Quality post and of What is a disputed flag?
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:49
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    Definitely put on hold as a result of this post. We Meta folk like to use our close votes. Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:51
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    Just to answer your edit: yes, you should have used one of the "does not belong here" flags. The reasons you can choose from are equivalent to the reasons a question can be closed. "Unclear what you're asking" would have been fine. As would one of the appropriate "off topic" reasons. Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 7:40

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There is little point in flagging a question like that as "low quality".

I mean, sure, you're right, it's obviously poor quality. But that flag is for content that requires a moderator's intervention. For questions, a "low quality" flag really means more like "delete this immediately, it should not be on the site any longer".

All this question needs is to be closed. And possibly edited. You can do either or both of those things yourself, without involving a moderator.

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    Meh, I see that as falling flat in the 'oh good grief just delete' category, and I decline a lot of VLQ flags for being over zealous. This is one of the rare times that the flag was used appropriately, in my opinion.
    – user50049
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:52
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    I can't vote to close yet. Should I have used the "unclear what you're asking " flag or just hope somebody else takes care of it?
    – void
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:53
  • you should Ask Questions in the Comments
    – Malachi
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:57
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    @Tim Hmm. I agree with that. But hardly a day passes on Meta that I don't see moderators telling people this. Truth is, I haven't seen a low quality flag brought to Meta yet that I wouldn't mark as helpful and delete the post outright. So I still don't know where the line is drawn. I think the mods need to harden up and hit that "delete" button more. Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 14:57
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    @CodyGray "For questions, a "low quality" flag really means more like "delete this immediately, it should not be on the site any longer"" - this one is a perfect example of such a question. We ain't need none of this type of noise on SO.
    – H2CO3
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 15:13
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    And look, this question was closed as a duplicate, and by a Stack Overflow moderator no less. Normally I'd think that was completely reasonable, except that we're specifically told to go to Meta to protest when one of our "low quality" flags is declined and we disagree. We're in a real catch-22 here. cc @Tim Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 15:28

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