The dismiss as valid or invalid links have been replaced with buttons. I can guess that the buttons to close, convert to comment, and delete a post have a positive effect on the flaggers flag weight. Can we assume that the "no action needed" button will always subtract 10 points from flag weight?

The reason I ask is that a question that's already closed only has the "delete" and "no action needed" buttons. The question was flagged before it was closed, but I no longer have the option to just close the question or dismiss the flag as valid. I can only delete the question or dismiss the flag with "no action needed."

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    We're actually having a chat about this in the Lounge, so feel free to pop in. ♪ – Grace Note May 10 '11 at 19:41
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    I will add a "..." to make it clear that there is a popup – Marc Gravell May 11 '11 at 8:06
  • Thanks @Marc, that should clear up any confusion. – Bill the Lizard May 11 '11 at 11:17
  • @Marc: Also, can you un-banninate me from the Teachers' Lounge? I got kicked yesterday, I hope by accident. Thanks. – Bill the Lizard May 11 '11 at 12:25
  • @Bill - you didn't get a memo, then? ;p Just kidding... looking now – Marc Gravell May 11 '11 at 12:55
  • My chat profile parent site somehow got set to Area 51. Switching it back to SO fixed the problem. – Bill the Lizard May 12 '11 at 15:34
  • never assume that it will subtract 10 forthwith – jcolebrand May 24 '11 at 20:29

Clicking on the "no action needed" gives a dialog that has two options "valid" and "invalid":

dismiss flags http://so.mrozekma.com/dismiss-flag.png

The descriptions say it all I think.

(I got caught out by this as well).

(Thanks to Michael Mrozek for supplying the screenshot)

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    Thanks. I was too paralyzed by fear to actually click the button and see what happened. :) – Bill the Lizard May 10 '11 at 19:44
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    @Bill - I was too ;) – ChrisF May 10 '11 at 19:46

Clicking "no action needed" actually brings up two more options, which may seem familiar: valid and invalid. My assumption is that those will then adjust the flag weight just as before.

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