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My two recent flags were declined but I think they were valid ones.

  • A Q was duplicate of 2 questions and in such cases we flag it to mod but after I flagged the Q, OP deleted it and my flag got declined:

    May 24 at 6:30 declined - Question is deleted now by OP

  • A Q was spam but OP deleted the Q after I flagged it and my flag got declined:

    yesterday declined - deleted by post author

Now, when I try to flag something, the system gives warning:

Your recent flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!

My questions are

  • Were these flags handled by System or Mods?
  • If mods then, weren't my flags supposed to be marked as helpful instead of declined?
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    Yes system declines flags when the user himself acts on a post flagged by us. I have experienced the same issue once
    – Archit
    May 31 at 6:34
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    The comment "Question is deleted now by OP" and "deleted by post author" are diff so I doubt it..hence, confirming..after seeing comment language, looks like atleast one flag was handled by mod..
    – YDS
    May 31 at 6:56
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  • Were these flags handled by System or Mods?

Most of the flags are handled by moderators. However there are some exceptions like:

  1. if the post is automatically flagged for low quality and gets edited, system validates the flag;
  2. if the post gets 6 red flags (or a moderator's red flag) they are all automatically marked helpful,
  3. if a comment flag gets too old, it is automatically disputed

etc.

  • If mods then, weren't my flags supposed to be marked as helpful instead of declined?

Here was no further action to be taken, so I declined them. But yeah I agree these flags should have been marked helpful. It was a mistake from my side.

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    Okay, thanks for the clarification..
    – YDS
    May 31 at 15:01
  • @YDS You're welcome, Also please read the last line in this post :'-)
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    May 31 at 15:05
  • Yeah, I m already aware of that.. :)
    – YDS
    May 31 at 15:41
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    An apology in addition to admitting a mistake would probably have gone a long way, and yes, I'm commenting after reading the last line in the linked post. :-) Jun 2 at 4:15

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