Are comments visible to mods while reviewing a flag on an answer? Does it vary by site? I understand that mods are busy, so I want to make sure to communicate better in the future.
For context, here's what brought up this question:
I flagged an answer as a duplicate, and the flag was declined with the following message
please provide a link to the duplicated post
although I had provided a link to the original answer in a comment to the flagged answer. It happened to be the only comment, so I didn't mention it in the flag reason text.
If the comments are visible, then referring to the comment would draw attention to it; if not, then I will need to include the full link text in the flag reason.