Recently one of my flags was rejected, but the rejection message didn't match the flag intention. I was expecting that the moderators reviewed if the post had issues, but the rejection message was about informing downvotes.
Recently, given the existing flag reasons didn't seem appropriate to me, I flagged this answer for moderator intervention, hoping it would be sent for review, since I am not knowledgeable enough to know if the downvote indicated an issue with the answer (therefore needing a fix) or if it was OK and I just happened to encounter a pass-by downvote.
The flag was declined with the reason:
Please don't inform us about downvotes. People are free to vote however they want and we don't need to be informed of each vote.
Which indicated to me there was likely a miscommunication and that I probably should be handling this case differently. My intention was not to inform or dispute the downvote, but to see if there was an issue that needed fixing.
What should I do in cases like this? What would you do?
To be clear, this situation doesn't apply only to Stack Overflow. In the event that I encounter this situation on any Stack Exchange site, what should I do?