Today i looked at my "helpful flags" and I have seen that one flag has been declined. The flag was an "other" flag under a question, where i wrote:
"The question does not contain the necessary informations. At least an error log should be added to be able to help".
I also wrote a comment under the question to let the user know that. Now the decline info:
"declined - Then use a standard close vote or flag, and leave them a comment to that effect.".
The info suggests 3 things i can do:
- close-vote: I can't, not enough reputation.
- Leave a comment: I did, but i thought the question should be closed until he gives enough information, so that he remembers that in future.
- Flag: That's what makes me think. I flagged the question. This flag was declined and the info says "use a flag". It sounds strange to me to decline a flag and suggest to use a flag instead...
So my question is: Did i misunderstand the info? If yes what should i have done instead of flagging?