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Because other users said it "Looks OK". That flag was put through the low quality queue. As you can see from the history (which you can access with review priviliges, IIRC), four users reviewed it. Since there was no conclusive choice one way or the other, the system marked it as "disputed" - not "declined", which would mean ...


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I can't speak for the person who declined these flags, but I don't think I would have been particularly inclined to delete most of them either. A comment of "+1 good job" or "Thanks!" conveys nothing that a simple upvote or Accept wouldn't have already conveyed, but most of the comments you flagged do more than this - they express the ...


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Is there some mechanic that would make it so if enough people flag a comment, they will all be marked as "helpful" immediately? Yes, and 'enough people' may be one, depending on the content of the comment. See this Meta Stack Exchange question for more details: What is the SE version of Seven Dirty Words? If the system doesn't deem the comment ...


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Use a custom mod flag. Standard "very low quality" or "not an answer" flags send a post to the Low Quality Posts review queue and only later to the mod flag queue. If a few non-mods who don't see anything wrong with the answer, or don't check the tags on the question, mark it as "Looks OK", then your flag gets disputed and that's the end of the story. When ...


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StackExchange sites are about finding the "best" answer, as voted on by the community. Answers providing the same information are encouraged, provided they answer the question in a different way. (I.e. Not just reword another answer.) Additional information, or other ways of presenting information are welcomed, allowing the democratic nature of the SE system ...


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As you flagged with that text, you probably used a "other (needs ♦ moderator attention)" flag. It was declined because you don't need a moderator to handle that question: 5 users with close vote privileges is enough. And those users cannot see the Other flag, because it's moderator only. If you think a post should be closed, flag it with one of the other ...


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