Whenever I go through my flagging history, I see some flags that were declined. However, I see four different messages for them:

  1. "Declined"

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  1. "Declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention"

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  1. "Declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it"

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  1. "Declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer"

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Which condition triggers one message, while another condition triggers another one?


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2., 3. and 4. are the standard responses when ♦ moderators decline your post flag. They can opt to write a custom message, too.

1. can happen in multiple cases; it's the standard for a declined comment flag (♦ moderators just dismiss those if they don't agree, without an option to leave a response). This also happens when you cast a close flag and the community unanimously votes to leave the question open in the review queue.


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