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I responded to a question with a rather sarcastic answer which was flagged as not an answer. Now for some reason I was able to review my own flagged answer and set an invalid flag.

Is it normal that I can invalid flag my own answers? This kind of defeats the purpose of peer review no?

marked as duplicate by ben is uǝq backwards, Martijn Pieters, hims056, Aziz Shaikh, Danubian Sailor Feb 7 '14 at 6:04

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    The peer review process isn't obstructed though, posts are usually handled with at least 5 flags as far as I can see. – Jeroen Vannevel Feb 6 '14 at 16:29
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    You shouldn't be able to do this. I generally put a great amount of weight on flag disputes when moderating, and if you can do this on your own post, it throws that whole process into doubt. Granted, I suppose I can check the name on the flag against the name on the post, but that's just one more thing to do. – Robert Harvey Feb 6 '14 at 17:22
  • Strongly related: Seeing own posts that have been flagged in the 10k tools (but I realised this was about the review queue, I think?) – Tim Stone Feb 6 '14 at 17:27
  • I think it's a duplicate @Tim. You can't invalid flag from the review queue and Jon demonstrates that he managed to invalid flag a flag on his post in the linked question. – ben is uǝq backwards Feb 6 '14 at 20:19

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