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- What is a disputed flag? 1 answer
Today on Stack Overflow I came across a question which was, I don't know why, filled with profanity in comments and logs. There were so many instances of those foul words that it discouraged me to involve any of my little programming knowledge that I have in answering the question.
I flagged the question Offensive in full awareness of the severity of the flag. The flag was deemed helpful. Then somebody more sensible then me edited the question and changed the foul words to "censored". My flag was disputed.
I understand that flags are to draw moderators' attention and should be used with care and sense of responsibility. My question is: does a disputed flag affect my profile in a negative way in front of SO members and moderators?
Edit: I understand the literal effect of a disputed flag. It means flag was neither helpful nor declined. But it does imply that I blamed some body of very serious mistake and my blame did not stand other moderators' scrutiny. All I wanted to know was: Is the presence of disputed flag is frowned upon by members and moderators?