I saw the following in my flag list today:

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Huh? This doesn't make sense. The only way a flag like this can be disputed is by being reviewed by a 10k+ non-moderator. However, if that is the case, then why does it say that a moderator reviewed it?

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    Why do you say that this can only be done by a "10k non-moderator"?
    – Werner
    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:32
  • @Werner I know that the second case is if the flag is "very low quality" and the post is edited, but this was not a VLQ flag...
    – user215114
    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:36
  • @gparyani: This does not make sense. What "second case"? You only show "duplicate" and "not an answer" flags in the screen capture.
    – Werner
    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:39
  • @Werner There are two ways a flag can be disputed: if a 10k+ non-moderator flags it as invalid, or if the flag is "very low quality" and the post is edited.
    – user215114
    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:42
  • Why is this being downvoted?
    – user215114
    Oct 26, 2013 at 3:11
  • User1 disputed your flag. Moderator2 reviewed it. They are probably not the same person. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:15

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Flags are dismissed as helpful or declined by a moderator; they are marked disputed if a community member disagrees with the flag. So in this particular case, not only did a moderator disagree with the flag, but one or more community members also disagreed with the flag.