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A disputed flag is a flag that was cleared without being considered valid or invalid.

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What is a disputed flag?

In my flagging summary under the statistics, there is 1 flag listed as "disputed". This is the first time I've ever seen a disputed flag in my summary, so I'm just curious, what is a disputed flag? ...
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Disputed flags and triage [closed]

Is the disputed flag handled any differently in the new triage review queue. I marked this question as very low quality, after choosing unsalvageable and this was disputed. From what I have read, if a ...
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Categorized views in past flags (helpful/declined/disputed)

I like to know it when I do or see something wrong. So I really like our flagging history (x moderator attention flags, y deemed helpful, z declined, etc.) I specifically find the declined / disputed ...
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Make disputed flags not be “disputed” if declined by a moderator [closed]

Currently, the behavior of flags in the 10k queue is this: If action is taken, either by the community or by a mod, the flag is "helpful" (positively affecting flag weight) If they are marked "...
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I can dispute flags without 10k rep, and so can you! [closed]

So I sent this bug report to SE by e-mail, but they told me to post it here... It seems that anyone can create dispute ("invalid flag") flags on any post, even if they don't have the 10k "moderator ...
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Fix the ability to dispute flags

The way disputing flags is handled is rather confusing for anyone not familiar with the arcane details of the SE platform in this area. In some parts the feedback users get is only confusing, in ...
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What causes a recommend closure flag to be marked disputed, versus helpful or declined? [duplicate]

I know that this type of question was asked many time, but I didn't find answers related to my specific questions anywhere. At this answer it is explained about disputed flags of types NAA, VLQ, ...
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“Not an Answer” flag disputed [duplicate]

I'm highly curious to know why a particular answer which was flagged by me as "Not an Answer" was rejected with the status disputed? This is the answer I'm talking about. Just to be sure, I double ...
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What was the “invalid flag” flag? What was the “10k flag queue”? [duplicate]

Many older questions and answers here on Meta discuss or mention an "invalid flag" flag, often in the context of the "10k flag queue". However, right now, there's no such flag, and there's no such ...
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Invalid flags count as disputed

I went through the flag queue and flagged some not an answer flags as invalid. (We have sooo many of these NAA flags, it scares me). Flagging as invalid automatically makes my flags disputed as ...
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Are “invalid flags” flags never marked as helpful when reviewed by a moderator? [duplicate]

I was reviewing flags and I found this answer flagged as not an answer. I disagree with the flag, so I marked the post as having invalid flags. The outcome is disputed - a moderator reviewed your ...
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Can I get rid of “disputed” flag stat, if it turned out to be correct

So I flagged a post on Stack Overflow. But it wasn't accepted, so I got a "disputed" in my flag stats. But my surprise 1 hour later, the question was actually put on hold. No edits or anything ...
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Is it bad that I have so many disputed flags?

On one site (Stack Overflow), I have 211 disputed flags and 333 helpful flags. That is, I have more than half as many disputed flags as helpful flags. 38% of my non-pending, non-aged-away post flags ...
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Keep the ability to flag the same post again after Low quality flag has been disputed by an edit

When someone flag with a Low Quality Post a question or answer, and someone edits the post, the flag becomes disputed, which means that the flag is automatically dismissed and you lose the ability to ...
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How was my custom flag disputed?

Once upon a time, I flagged this answer as "not an answer", which was deemed helpful, but no action was taken on it. However, I flagged it again recently with a custom flag and I typed in "not an ...
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Why was this Very low quality flag disputed? [closed]

I just flagged this answer as "Very low quality", and the flag got disputed. In my opinion the answer fits well in the descriptions of the VLQ flag given here and here. It's not offensive nor ...
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Flagging Questions as spam versus editing out advertising links [duplicate]

The Question I flagged as spam this morning was of poor quality (off-topic) but did contain a link to an app store, along with a few glowing words of self-endorsement. First I voted to close, then I ...
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Only consider a flag disputed if 2+ users mark it invalid, or stop showing it at all

Background As per the FAQ on disputed flags: A disputed flag is a flag that was issued on a post that then received an "invalid flag" flag from a user with access to moderator tools. Both the ...
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I don't understand why a flag was disputed

In my flagged post list I've just seen that a "not an answer" flag I raised for this answer has been disputed. I don't understand why and what I did wrong. The post is clearly almost a copy of a part ...
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My comment flag may not have been handled correctly. Can someone enlighten me as to what happened? [duplicate]

So I came across an answer, screenshot shown below, for this question. I felt that this answer really wasn't an answer, so I raised a "it is not an answer" flag, but that flag was disputed, but it's ...
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My flagging is not deemed helpful [duplicate]

I am flagging posts on SO which do not appear to be helpful to the site. If the flag i raise is helpful then why is my flag marked as disputed/not-helpful. Most of the questions I have flagged have ...