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There is this answer here to What is a disputed flag?.

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This above post has not been edited so I assume the first part of the answer I'm quoting from means, the post received an invalid flag.

I am not sure what @Shog is meaning.

A disputed flag is a flag that was issued on a post that then received an "invalid flag" flag from a 10K+ user. Both the original flag and the flag used to mark it as invalid will be listed as "disputed" in the respective user's flagging summary. Once a flag has been disputed, its state will not be changed by any additional action on the post.

  • A disputed flag is a flag that was issued on a post that then received an "invalid flag" flag from a 10K+ user. Is the invalid flag one that is issued on the flag or the post?
  • Why would Both the original flag and the flag used to mark it as invalid will be listed as "disputed" in the respective user's flagging summary.

What is an invalid flag, for those of us without the privilege?

  • It means that it wasn't a valid flag. In other words it wasn't an inappropriate flag, there was no evidence to support it. – Josh Crozier Nov 3 '13 at 15:45
  • FWIW, you actually should have access to the tools I referenced on CogSci - there are no active flags as I type this, but if there were and you opted to flag one of them, you'd see the option to dispute highlighted in Sha's answer. – Shog9 Nov 3 '13 at 15:50
  • @Shog9 is one "disagree" flag enough to dispute even three "not an answer" flags? Isn't it too much power for non moderators? – Shadow9 Nov 3 '13 at 15:52
  • @Shog9 I have never seen an active flag on Coggy, and will have ht priv on Pets soon I think.. also what is FWIW – user310756 Nov 3 '13 at 15:52
  • @Sha: there's very little "power" in play here; a moderator still has to make the call to dismiss the flag, even if there were 100 "disputed" flags countering it. Contrast with "Looks Good" in review's Low Quality, which only falls back on the moderators if a post is flagged on multiple, separate occasions. – Shog9 Nov 3 '13 at 15:55
  • FWIW -> For What It's Worth (which is to say, very little - you'd have to get lucky to see a pending flag on either of those sites, since they don't get many flags and the moderators are pretty active). – Shog9 Nov 3 '13 at 15:56
  • @Shog9 yep gotcha and I did wonder if I had access to them, but had never seen them.. much like sighting unicorns, handling flags on beta sites for non-mods hey.. :) – user310756 Nov 3 '13 at 15:58
  • Pretty much par for the course on beta sites - everyone who knows about the site runs out of questions to ask. Now's the time to let your friends know about it... – Shog9 Nov 3 '13 at 16:08
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  • @RobertColumbia actually that is a duplicate of my question - posted 4 years later. This was downvoted. as I was extremely unpopular at the time. – user310756 Sep 9 '19 at 15:59
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10K users can access this screen:

When clicking the marked button, we get:

That's what Shog meant. :)

Note that even 10K users doing this still have to wait until moderator handle the original flag, until then it will still be active like any other flag:

When the flag is handled, the status of both flags will be updated identically, based on how it was handled. Dismissed flags will both be marked as "disputed", while helpful flags will be marked as "helpful".

disputed and dismissed == 'dismissed' <-- flags dismissed without action

disputed and helpful == 'helpful' <-- flags marked helpful

  • So that means the person does not agree with the flag. and they just both sit there like that forever?? – user310756 Nov 3 '13 at 15:54
  • @YvetteColomb this means the person does not agree with the flag and choosing that option then clicking "Flag Answer" cause the original flag to get disputed and vanish from the queue. – Shadow9 Nov 3 '13 at 15:56
  • ahhh and for the 10k + user, what does their flags look like? – user310756 Nov 3 '13 at 15:57
  • @YvetteColomb exactly like <10K user flags, turns out we also have to wait until moderator handle the original flag. If he also agree the flag was invalid, it will cause the flag to get "disputed". (otherwise probably declined, though never checked it) – Shadow9 Nov 3 '13 at 16:02
  • and then is can be declined or helpful.. and either way, the original disputed flag, stays disputed forever? Why did @shog say Both the original flag and the flag used to mark it as invalid will be listed as "disputed" in the respective user's flagging summary. because yours is not showing as disputed savvy?? – user310756 Nov 3 '13 at 16:05

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