I recently flagged a (now deleted) NAA on SO (10k+ on SO) (mirror for everyone).

The flag is shown as "removed during a deletion" in the flag history:

Flag handling message showing as "removed during a deletion" in the flag history page

What does this mean? Is the flag "helpful", "declined", "disputed" or something else?


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This has been reverted for the time being. To quote Yaakov:

This fix has been temporarily reverted - we need to better define the flag types to which this applies. Will update here when we have further changes

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    What is going to happen with flags currently marked as "removed during a deletion"? Left alone or updated to helpful or ... ? Aug 5, 2020 at 14:36
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    I don't know that we can do anything about them for the moment. I'll make a note of the concern and see if we can address the flags impacted by this once we have a solution.
    – Catija
    Aug 5, 2020 at 15:57

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