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Why does flag marking as helpful/declined not always correlate with moderator action?

I flagged a post and (choose one) my flag was marked as helpful, yet nothing was done my flag was marked as declined, yet the post was deleted/edited/closed Why? Return to FAQ index
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My helpful flag was declined [duplicate]

Yesterday I flagged a question as not constructive on meta. It was declined by moderators, then I thought that the post was a constructive one. But I saw now that the same post was closed as not ...
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Flag moderation “disputed” but question closed anyway [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason So I flagged this question as exact duplicate yesterday (my time) and today I came back and noted that the flag was "...
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Flagged as not a real question is Invalid but it is closed as not a real question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag deemed Invalid, but question closed for the same reason Mean, Median, Mode, Range - Java seemed not a real question to me, so I flagged it; my flag was marked invalid, ...
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Flag considered invalid and then related post is closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flag deemed Invalid, but question closed for the same reason Some time ago, I've flagged this post: I want to start Java Stand alone(Swing) application without dos prompt to ...
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Allow moderators to reverse and/or nullify flag decisions

We've been getting a lot of complaints about moderator flag decisions being incorrect or inconsistent lately. Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason Why does flag marking as helpful/...
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Feedback on tools/flagged changes

10k users have always had visibility to some of the flags in the system, in particular they could see spam/offensive and comment flags in the tools/flagged route. The trouble was that these are the ...
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10k+ users can see flags now, but can't unflag [closed]

The new flag queue for 10k+ users is very interesting, but it lacks a crucial feature: Actually disagreeing with the flags shown. Those who think a contribution deserves a flag, will add their own ...
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meaning of flag -> “declined” -> flag (other+explanation) -> “helpful”

I would like to understand a few things about a flagging exchange I recently participated in. Exchange went about as follows: I flagged the question my flag was declined I flagged it again as "...
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Flag marked invalid even though question was closed for same reason: can I challenge?

I flagged this question as "Not a real question" today, and since then my flag has been marked "invalid" and so I've lost 10 hard-earned flag weight points. However, the question itself has been ...
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Should I disagree with a VLQ flag but also vote to close?

Looking for some 10k tools guidance... If I come across a Very Low Quality flag on a question that I think needs to be closed as it stands, but could potentially be edited by the OP to make it okay, ...