I flagged these two questions as being offensive:

You'll need to look at the edit history to see why. Both questions were edited by a diamond mod to remove the offensive language.

But my two flags were resolved as disputed. Could somebody explain why they were resolved and disputed rather than helpful? Should I refrain from flagging such posts?


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The offensive flag is meant to be used for posts which are only offensive and should be flat-out deleted. If you can just edit out the curse word or two and the question will be fine, that's not something that warrants an offensive flag - it warrants an edit.

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    Thank you. I understand now. As a side note, if I could have seen that information in the response to my flag, I could have learnt the lesson and avoided asking this question. Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:08
  • That has to do with the way I ended up clearing them. I probably should have declined them with a message, but I ended up just clearing them off the question manually for whatever reason (that method automatically disputes them).
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:14
  • It's cool. Thanks for helping. And thanks for your work as a diamond mod. Always appreciated. Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:14
  • Given that these two questions were from the same user, it seems likely that he will continue using such language. Is there a mechanism for him to be notified that such language is not acceptable? Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:18
  • If the problem continues, we are able to send a message to him.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:20

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