What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original moderator's message? Additionally, the person sent a message to the Stack Exchange team, but they refused to do anything.

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  • Note: This question relates to this answer; specifically what to do when those options don't work. – Jenna Sloan Oct 2 at 1:53
  • It would probably be better to add this as an answer to that question. – TheWanderer Oct 2 at 1:55
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    Related? – Alex Oct 2 at 1:56
  • @TheWanderer I thought if an answer to a question doesn't answer my question, I was to ask a new question? – Jenna Sloan Oct 2 at 1:58
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    @JennaSloan You're also supposed to explicitly indicate in your post that you're aware of that question and explain why its answer didn't help. – Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog Oct 2 at 2:02
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    To be clear: neither Shog nor Cat are moderators. They are Community Managers, employees. Even if Cat’s message was all-capped strong (shouty) it wasn’t hate speech or trying to sell you something, so the flag certainly should’ve been declined. Other than that there may be context missing, I wasn’t there, but there was probably more going on there. – Martijn Pieters Oct 2 at 2:12
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Oh, well I didn't know that. Sure would be nice if it said that somewhere. Perhaps you could edit this question? – Jenna Sloan Oct 2 at 2:13
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    I feel like you're leaving out a big chunk of this story. – Shog9 Oct 2 at 2:15
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog No. That's not correct. If the flag is currently active, the moderators on the site where the room is parented can see who cast the flag. – Catija Oct 2 at 2:16
  • @JennaSloan It's outlined here, and linked from the FAQ on duplicates. The system also prompts you if someone votes to close as a duplicate. (I decided to let you know in advance of casting a duplicate vote.) – Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog Oct 2 at 2:16
  • @Catija Huh, I was wondering why Shog said he had to query the database to figure out who flagged the message in question. – Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog Oct 2 at 2:17
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog because the flag was no longer active, presumably. – Martijn Pieters Oct 2 at 2:18
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    @MartijnPieters I was involved in the situation (I was one of two users suspended as a result of flagging that message, the author of that post is the other), and I felt it was a violation of the Code of Conduct, specifically the provision that users shouldn't be disrespectful. I've commented on Shog's (downvoted) answer as to why I thought so. – Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog Oct 2 at 2:18
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog I understood that. Not sure why you are telling me that, actually. – Martijn Pieters Oct 2 at 2:20
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    @JennaSloan anywho, the correct answer is to do what Robert did; to politely ask for clarification on Meta about the specific situation. – Martijn Pieters Oct 2 at 2:24