Can we have a "reason" box just like we have "other" box which explains the moderator? The reason behind asking for such a feature is, many of the times, some answers which are flagged as "it has invalid flags" often end up being disputed or declined.
For example, this answer was flagged as not an answer, not sure though as we have no ways to detect that I had marked invalid flag for what? Low Quality? or Not An Answer... but that ended up as disputed.
Also in another case, this answer had flags of not an answer, so I flagged it as invalid flags, result? Disputed, again..
Now I see no reason to mark that as disputed, answer may be wrong, but as the mods reply as should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, this answer fits that description, it's an answer, with a code, and is also formatted correctly.
So somewhere thing are going wrong according to me....
Well, I am not sure how are these flags handled, whether community decides to decline the flags, or the Mods decline, am sure it's the latter one, and I believe that judgement does vary, so won't blame the mods as well, but it would be better if one can explain the reason behind flagging as "it has invalid flags".
I do understand that marking a flag which has a flag of "not an answer", states that am marking the flags which are flagged as "not an answer" as invalid
But the system gets vague here, if I decline the "not an answer flag" as "invalid flags", the flag is either disputed or declined, and if I flag it as "not an answer", the flag sometimes decline stating that the "flags should not indicate technical inaccuracies".
Many a times I've seen users flagging posts which are often badly drafted, or the codes aren't highlighted. Instead of flagging them as "very low quality", they flag it as "not an answer", so declining these types of flags as invalid is perfect in my opinion.
So providing a reason box will really clear the flaggers view of flagging the question, whether he flagged the question because it was NOT AN ANSWER, IT WAS A REPLY TO AN EXISTING ANSWER, CODE NOT HIGHLIGHTED etc etc..
This will not only help users to close the posts with a valid reason, it will also help moderators decide easily.