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Outside of the queue, it makes sense that a moderator deletion would clear any custom flags, since the wafflebar is at the bottom showing all the pending flags and a flag count for all flags. In queues like LQP, there is no wafflebar nor flag count, but moderator deletion still clears any pending custom flags (example). This makes it possible to miss something important when working the queues, assuming the flag said something other than "delete this".

Note that mods often have a "Delete" option where it's not normally available to non-mods, like in Suggested Edits. I haven't tested this behavior in queues other than LQP however.

Not sure how often this happens, but it's worth keeping in mind if you're a moderator who uses the queues.

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  • What kind of important information you afraid to miss? Jan 8 at 14:10
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    @αλεχολυτ modflags are supposed to notify of issues a user thinks is important. As a user, if I flag with, for example, "Investigate for voting fraud" or flag that is about a pattern of behaviour, rather than a one-off. I definitely wouldn't be happy for just the post to be deleted without said investigation be done.
    – VLAZ
    Jan 8 at 14:21

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