As a moderator on Emacs, I tried to decline a flag on meta. When I clicked on the “declined…” button that is supposed to bring up decline reasons, nothing happened other than the animated ... signaling that the client was waiting for an answer from the server.

The console told me that https://emacs.meta.stackexchange.com/admin/posts/issues/408;419;418;417;416;415;414;413;411;412;410;409?=1464207890898 and https://emacs.meta.stackexchange.com/admin/dismiss-flag?=1464207895008 were returning a 400 Bad Request status.

Trying to dismiss the flag as helpful revealed the problem:

{"ErrorMessage":"You must accept the Moderator Agreement; click the mod link"}

Ah, I see. This was the first flag on Emacs meta since the election, and I hadn't accepted the agreement on meta, only on main.

Please show a meaningful error message when declining.

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    Won't happen very often, but is confusing when it does. Agree – ArtOfCode May 25 '16 at 20:44
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    Seems like it would make more sense to have the single mod agreement apply to both parts of the site rather than needing to accept it twice. – Catija May 25 '16 at 20:49
  • You should post that as a [feature-request] @Catija – yannis May 26 '16 at 8:19

You're right, this is confusing. It will be less quiet after the next build.

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