I was wondering since i flagged this question for being low quality and got this response:

declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention

Does declined flags cause any form of repercussion?

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    A few declined flags here and there has no effect. Only worry if you get lots Sep 20, 2013 at 13:48
  • +1 I can't find a duplicate for this. How has it not been asked before?! Sep 20, 2013 at 13:49
  • I wonder why the question has been removed then, if the flag was declined?
    – skuntsel
    Sep 20, 2013 at 13:50
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    @skuntsel Sometimes the flag itself was not valid, but the post still needs to be removed. Sep 20, 2013 at 13:50
  • I managed to find this, but I couldn't immediately find an FAQ item.
    – Stijn
    Sep 20, 2013 at 13:51
  • @skuntsel Although in this instance, it was auto-deleted by Community ♦ Sep 20, 2013 at 13:51
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    The flagging system was updated recently, here's how it currently works: meta.stackexchange.com/a/175405/162704 You'll find the answer to your question there, but it really should be posted as an answer here, so everyone can find it.
    – yannis
    Sep 20, 2013 at 13:52
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135105/…
    – ale
    Sep 20, 2013 at 13:53
  • @AlEverett ish, all the answers to that question are now wrong however as the system has changed Sep 20, 2013 at 13:55
  • @AndrewBarber Probably there should also be a way to be able to put the question/answer in the low quality post queue, bypassing the moderators. As you told, flag for moderator's attention is invalid, but placement in the review queue could be.
    – skuntsel
    Sep 20, 2013 at 13:57
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    @skuntsel You can flag a post as "very low quality" to put it in the "very low quality" post review queue. Note that just because it's in the queue doesn't mean a moderator won't review it, just that someone besides a moderator can review it.
    – Servy
    Sep 20, 2013 at 14:01
  • @Servy Really? I didn't know that. I know mods see those flags, but I didn't know they go to the review queue, too. Hmmm! Sep 20, 2013 at 14:02
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    @AndrewBarber Well, that's what Shog9 said just a few days ago.
    – Servy
    Sep 20, 2013 at 14:04
  • @Servy Cool; thanks for the link! That might explain why mods don't get totally overwhelmed with these flags, and why we often see those flags accompanied by other flags, too. Sep 20, 2013 at 14:05
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    @AndrewBarber - VLQ goes to the queue. Mods only see old ones that have not been resolved.
    – Oded
    Sep 20, 2013 at 14:32


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