I saw a post with title of something like:

"case closed, case closed, case closed"

and question body of "case closed. no one can help me", so I flagged it as spam. later I saw that my flag has been declined and the question is totally different. I checked the question again and I saw that there has been an edit to question (that changed it to spam) and after I had flagged it someone had it rolled back to a previous edit (that makes my flag invalid).

Roll backing an edit should change the flag state to disputed right?

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    Vandalism should be rolled back, not flagged. – John Dvorak Apr 8 '14 at 11:40
  • well edit was by the user itself and I didn't know the question was edited. – Ashkan Mobayen Khiabani Apr 8 '14 at 11:41
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    Please do not use the spam flag for anything that's not outright advertising. Vandalism isn't spam. – yannis Apr 8 '14 at 11:44
  • well, you should definitely check if there's an [edited] card. – John Dvorak Apr 8 '14 at 11:44
  • @Qantas94Heavy or religion or job or... – John Dvorak Apr 8 '14 at 11:44
  • If it's been edited in the 5 minute window though, that's a different story. – Qantas 94 Heavy Apr 8 '14 at 11:45
  • Your flag was probably declined before the post was rolled back. – Qantas 94 Heavy Apr 8 '14 at 11:46

Yes, rollback reset any spam/offensive flags that were cast between the time of the revision being rolled back to and the time of rollback, as described in the faq:

Rolling back a post to a previous state will revert to the number of flags from that particular revision. This allows the OP (or someone else with edit rights) to rollback a post to which someone else introduced spam or offensive content in a later revision. However, as a general user, once you mark a post as spam or offensive, you cannot take it back.

Note your flag was not declined but rather disputed which has no negative effect whatsoever.

  • In this case, a moderator explicitly declined the spam flag, because the post wasn't actually spam. Another user had taken care of the defacing edit in the meantime. I don't think that paragraph in the FAQ is actually correct, since I swear I've seen spam flags that lasted through rollbacks. – Brad Larson Apr 8 '14 at 14:48
  • That's interesting, @Brad! Question is, how can we be sure enough so we can change the faq and ask to change the rollback tooltip? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Apr 8 '14 at 14:50
  • nope my flag has been declined. so I have flagged right after rollback (i think I have opened the page the rollback has happened and I just flagged new one while I wasn't seeing the change) this is the link: link – Ashkan Mobayen Khiabani Apr 8 '14 at 20:26

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