A while ago I asked about a declined flag, and I got the suggestion to use custom reasons for flagging on some occations.
This time, I flagged an answer on Type aliases for Java generics with a custom reason:
This answer already exists as a comment to the question. It is not, and it should not be an answer to the problem itself.
However, this got declined with the reason:
flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
This decline reason gets me confused. First of all, I don't agree that this flag should be declined. Secondly, I think removing an answer is something that requires a moderators' attention. Or at least it has been before...
Was I not clear enough in my reason, or is there some parallel universe that I am unaware of where that answer actually answers the question? Since the same text exists as a comment to the question by the same user, why not delete the answer?
Content of answer for those without 10k:
I think this question would make a good proposal for Java. If you could propose a Type Aliasing feature to Oracle, I think it would be a great language feature that will simplify the language and make the source code more readable.