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 – Richard Tingle Sep 20 '13 at 13:48
  • +1 I can't find a duplicate for this. How has it not been asked before?! – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Sep 20 '13 at 13:49
  • I wonder why the question has been removed then, if the flag was declined? – skuntsel Sep 20 '13 at 13:50
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    @skuntsel Sometimes the flag itself was not valid, but the post still needs to be removed. – Andrew Barber Sep 20 '13 at 13:50
  • I managed to find this, but I couldn't immediately find an FAQ item. – Stijn Sep 20 '13 at 13:51
  • @skuntsel Although in this instance, it was auto-deleted by Community ♦ – Andrew Barber Sep 20 '13 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 '13 at 13:52
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135105/… – ale Sep 20 '13 at 13:53
  • @AlEverett ish, all the answers to that question are now wrong however as the system has changed – Richard Tingle Sep 20 '13 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 '13 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 '13 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! – Andrew Barber Sep 20 '13 at 14:02
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    @AndrewBarber Well, that's what Shog9 said just a few days ago. – Servy Sep 20 '13 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. – Andrew Barber Sep 20 '13 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 '13 at 14:32

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