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Flags that have been declined by a community moderator or other trusted members of the community.

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A “Works for me answer” flagged as Not an answer was declined, is that a valid declination?

I just got my flag declined on this answer. This answer is nothing more than a request for clarification combined with a "Works for me, though!" and should not be considered a valid answer. Was this ...
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Reset flag declined warnings due to Close vote burn down

With the recent massive burndown of the close vote queue I've found myself banned from flagging despite having a very high flag acceptance rate. Given that the burndown is NOT a normal thing. Shouldn'...
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Flagged post declined by Moderator

I recently flagged this post for being very low quality and just noticed it was declined. Could someone kindly shed some light as to why this would be? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that is ...
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Is it really a technical inaccuracy when an answer is in the wrong programming language?

I had a flag declined on this answer with the message declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer I feel like a C++ answer in a C# ...
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Why am I seeing the message “Some of your recent flags have been decline” when flagging?

I am seeing the warning that "Some of your recent flags have been declined." on Stack Overflow. However, looking at my flag history, this is how it is laid out: 38 Flags overall 7 Active Flags 1 ...
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Should I flag comments that just link to bobince's famous regex answer?

As we all know, bobince's Cthulhu answer is one of the most linked answers on SO. While I agree that answer is fun, I don't think it is a very good one to help out people looking to parse HTML. That ...
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Why were these 2 not an answer flags declined by a moderator?

I went to flag an answer just recently, and I get this message that I've never seen before : So I reviewed my recent flags, and I see that 2 of my recent flags have been declined. #1 #2 Was I right ...
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One of those “Not An Answer” flag questions

I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer", and the flag was declined by a moderator with the following text: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Normally, ...
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Let users and reviewers know when a moderator clears flags on a post

I've dismissed a number of flags that have been generated by our awesome-but-occasionally-over-sensitive review team. The most common issues like this are on link-only answers. While these generate ...
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Are link-only flags moderated correctly?

I have flagged some link-only answers recently and some of them are declined with the common reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Flagged post: ...
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Where to find moderator replies related to declined flag? [duplicate]

A moderator contacted me today via a Comment on an Answer to say that I seemed not to have seen his reply to a flag of mine that he had declined. Apparently, he had declined several similar ones from ...
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Why was my NAA flag declined?

I recently flagged this answer as "Not an Answer", but it was declined by a moderator with the following reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it FWIW,...
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Why was my flag declined for a wrong answer?

Here's the answer I am talking about. The first comment said: What do you expect code after return to do? and the second: Code after a return will not execute. After all, you returned to the ...
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What to do if my flag on answer, that is obviously invalid, is disputed? [duplicate]

I am an active member on Stack Overflow and usually love to read all the questions and answers to improve my programming skills. Recently I found an invalid answer and flagged that answer as Not an ...
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Spam flag declined. Reason: how the hell is this spam?

This post was flagged as spam and flag was declined: It is obvious it's just a spam that used for promotion purposes. Cause for this answer is to create link with 'Sidsmatex Anfortech' content on the ...
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How to answer a question in a declined flag?

I voted for this question to be reopened because the duplicate does not help in answering the question. I also flagged for moderator attention with the following comment: This is closed as a ...
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Is it fair to penalize those who flag when their flag was accurate at the time of submission?

Earlier today I flagged this question using the following flag option: Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as ...
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declined “typo” flag on question that clearly fits the flag

I was involved in some comments on this question and in the process, I noticed that the poster's problem was trivial. They had a single # where one doesn't belong. They even admitted later in an edit ...
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declined reopening the suitable question: what should I do

There is this question that I have looked a few times (I've got a bad memory :-). It is marked as duplicate, but as many others (see comments) I thought this question is actually the most suitable of ...
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Does anyone read declination reasons on Community's flags? [duplicate]

I have been declining some of flags created by Community, in particular "Closed without comment" when the close reason was a custom one (which is comment enough). Does anyone inspect such ...
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Comment: “look for a different line of work”

Updit: I intended this question about a particular comment's content, but the comments here tend to linger on the asker of the question in question and his/her behavior. While such discussion may be ...
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Flag declined when moderator attention was actually needed [duplicate]

I flagged this question using the "Other (needs moderator attention)" option, and in the textbox I put User seems to be posting answers to quizzes in a place where other students can easily access it....
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Has the policy changed on link-only answers? [duplicate]

I had a flag on a link-only answer declined several minutes ago: not an answer – dasblinkenlight 6 mins ago declined - A link only answer is an answer - just a bad answer and should be down-voted ...
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My flag on a link-only accepted answer got declined. Why?

13 days ago I flagged this answer for the "not an answer" reason. This got disputed. I asked in the chat about it and I was told by a moderator (I can't recall who it was exactly) that it probably got ...
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“Not an Answer” flag

I have recently had a Not an Answer flag on this response declined on the grounds of "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". The answer is a ...
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Suggestion was tagged with status-declined and keep getting downvotes [duplicate]

I know that here on meta, downvoting mean disagree, but why the people continue downvoting it even after it already was declined? The OP admited that the suggestion was bad and asked for sorry, but ...
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Does having my flag declined affect my account adversely?

I had a flag declined and it made me wonder what if any negative impacts result from my flags being declined? I don't want to create "flag bloat" and I am a lot more careful about flagging posts now ...
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Why is this answer not considered “link only”?

I came across this answer that I flagged as "a link only answer" (flagged manually, not via low quality review task): Maybe it's your antivirus. Are you using avast if so look at this https://...
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Review deleted answer

I recently reviewed an answer on "First Posts" queue. I press flag (because it was not an answer) but I have only the moderator option. I flagged for moderation explaning the situation and my flag ...
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Flag declined on bountied unclear question that is very old with no answers, why?

The flagged question with "I would like to.." but not shown what was done to solve the problem was declined. Isn't this question really bad one? Update: declined with: declined - What's ...
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“Asking for clarification” flag is declined?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer", since it asks for clarification instead of answering the question. However, this flag is declined as "flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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Declined NAA flag - why? [duplicate]

This answer looks very much as not-an-answer to me but was declined (no evidence). On the bright side: it was at least deleted :-) Screenshot so <10K can judge as well: Any idea as to why my ...
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Why was the flag declined, even though the answer was deleted? [duplicate]

I had flagged this answer as not an answer. The flag was declined by a moderator stating this reason declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong ...
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Questions closed as duplicate include references to those that do not answer the question

As an example, consider the following question: Review Audit shows an answer that's duplicate I flagged it (incorrectly) as a duplicate of Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality and ...
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Sometimes I get flag decline reasons that don't make sense

For example, this flag on Agent job that emails from custom email table: I think this should be migrated to Code Review or Database. – Malachi Oct 24 at 16:28 declined - The unfortunate outcome ...
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Low quality flag with bounty. Flag declined

This 100 points bonty question was flagged with no effort is shown at all and declined how can we other way make SO better? I have downvoted this question, but cannot delete it. Is this ...
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How can this flag be declined? How is this not helpful?

A few days ago I flagged a comment Here. OP was asked to provide code and they didn't know whether to place it in question or comments. They added this comment: sure <input type="hidden" name="...
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A declined flag with a custom reason

A while ago I asked about a declined flag, and I got the suggestion to use custom reasons for flagging on some occations. This time, I flagged an answer on Type aliases for Java generics with a ...
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When is it wrong to flag a link-only answer?

I'm getting very confused about flagging link-only answers as it seems that the policy has changed over time and doesn't seem to be consistent (at least to me). When I come across an answer that ...
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Why is this flag being declined? [duplicate]

I'm a new reviewer and I would like to get some feedback. I've flagged this answer as not an answer. My flag was declined, with the reasoning - "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence ...
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Why was my flag declined for this question [duplicate]

Just a simple question. I flagged this question as low-quality because thats what it is. I do not need to elaborate and call it off-topic or anything. However my flag was declined. May i know the ...
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Flag raised was rejected. How to re-flag the post? [duplicate]

So, I am trying to be a vigilant member of Stack Overflow. I flagged a few posts, and noticed that some of them were rejected/disputed. Of course, my little ego was bruised (just joking) and I ...
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Why is this answer flag rejected, moderators don't need help? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer as "not an answer": Load .txt File to GridControl (DevExpress) For the users who cannot see the content of the linked answer: "Sorry for the late answer , I've found another ...
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Guess I have still not got the hang of it? [duplicate]

I flagged a post since it contained bare links. And I used this option And then it was rejected with this I have been flagging posts using that option for a long time now. Has anything changed? On ...
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Declined NAA flag? [closed]

I flagged this as Not An Answer and just saw it declined, which I hadn't seen coming. For posterity, here is the answer, which is by the OP of the question: Sorry for the late answer , I've found ...
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flag: declined, but acted upon [duplicate]

This answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/19018558/731947 had a rather unhealthy discussion happening in the comments section and was still ongoing. I flagged with other, message: "post needs comments ...
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Why was this comment flag declined?

I flagged this comment as 'Not Constructive' but it was declined. Was it wrong to flag it? Is this a constructive comment? Should I "relax" and understand that heavily upvoted and humorous content is ...
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Flag on a bountied question declined

This is the bountied question I am talking about. I have flagged with flag->other and added the following message to support the flag : Specific programming problems? - No Software algorithms? -...
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When is the need for a moderator's attention determined with low quality questions? [duplicate]

During my daily check of SO, i came across this question, So naturally i flagged it as low quality since such questions are impossible to answer. But for some reason the moderator reviewing the flag ...
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Why was this very low quality flag declined?

Question (since closed and deleted): Cyrus beck line algorithm program in c or c++. I know about the specific meaning of VLQ flags, and I can't fathom why anyone would think that question wouldn't be ...

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