In the 10k tool if a user has access they may view active flags. I came across a flagged answer which was pretty clearly not an answer, it qualified as the "Say "thanks," or confirm that another posted answer worked for him." clause. It was a one liner, and also had 9 existing not an answer flags with 0 disputes (10 after my vote).
After casting the tenth vote (I realize the round number was not of significance) I visited the post to view the answer which not surprisingly still remained. It made me wonder, is there futility in flagging this so heavily on my end? Was it worthwhile to have cast the tenth vote here instead of just reviewing other content? At some point does the post have Community action it or does it still require a Moderator to step in every time and manually handle the flag?
I tried to find these answers by searching for "flag faq" on meta, and by looking at these posts:
FAQ for Stack Exchange sites
Flagging a post for moderator review
Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?
How do I properly use the "Not an Answer" flag?
As 10k+, how does it help that I review flags?
The most relevant being the last one, in an answer it states that there is a priority queue which gets reviewed by a Moderator, as well as hinting that it is possible to downvote and cast a deletion vote by a 20k+ user.
However, none of them addressed the issue I was trying to determine. Will enough flags solve the issue on their own, or does a Moderator have to always manually handle them at some point?