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I have been declining some of flags created by Community, in particular "Closed without comment" when the close reason was a custom one (which is comment enough).

Does anyone inspect such declinations or should we report undesired behaviour here on meta.SE?

Note this related question which requests to not ask for decline reason on Community flags. This question asks to not flag for missing comments when there already is one.

marked as duplicate by ShaWiz, jzd, Wooble, Azik, Michael Petrotta Jan 9 '14 at 13:18

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  • As far as I know nobody looks at those, and due to the lack of any guidance on validation of community flags I doubt that there is any useful information in there at the moment. Some mods like me just declare all of them as helpful because it is simply quicker than declining. – Mad Scientist Jan 9 '14 at 11:47
  • "Does anyone inspect such declinations or should we report undesired behaviour here on meta.SE?" Undesired or wrong behavior by Community always should be reported. – Time Traveling Bobby Jan 9 '14 at 11:51
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    I wouldn't dare decline Community ♦. It's basically a self-aware machine (i.e. a terminator). No way I'm pissing him/her off. – JonW Jan 9 '14 at 12:00
  • Funny you should ask – Tim Post Jan 9 '14 at 12:07
  • Declined: I'm a little teapot, short and stout. – Andrew Barber Jan 9 '14 at 15:23
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    @JonW I've declined 5 out of the latest 14 flags by Community. But this is not a representative figure, Community has had a helpful streak lately. I'm pretty sure I've declined a majority of them overall. If Computer Science's Community becomes Skynet, you know who to blame. – Gilles Jan 9 '14 at 17:27
  • @JonW: And here I was thinking SE could train Community using the feedback. Didn't think this through. – Raphael Jan 9 '14 at 23:05