Earlier today, on Stack Overflow, I flagged a question as off-topic for not describing a specific problem or including valid code to reproduce it.
When viewing my flags it was active for a good 5 hours. I later find that my flag was declined as the original question was later updated to include relevant code, which described the problem.
Is this the intended process?
Shouldn't some flags be dropped if there is a change made to the original version of the flagged post? In most cases an update would likely render the flag as irrelevant.
Rather than dropping a flag altogether, it would be most effective to drop it after attention has been brought to the post. The flag would then be "dropped" in the sense that it is no longer being marked as accepted or declined.