I recently passed the threshold of $2000$ points and hence have access to more review queues (Low Quality Posts and others).
Some of those posts are answers, which I am asked to "judge". Sometimes I consider them not to be an answer (I don't mean mathematically wrong, just not an answer), and hence flag them as such.
Fact is, most of those answer flags are declined by other users. Sometimes people leave a comment about it (thing that I appreciate a lot), saying why they declined it, but that in my experience has happened to be more a personal opinion rather than a reason to decline.
- flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
- flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer
Note that the first item is not only an opinion, but also wrong, since it was not a moderator flag.
I don't mind very much having some rejected flags. The issue I have is that I am torn about what to do. I personally don't flag answers by my own initiative, I do so only when they are brought up to me by Review Queues. And often, they are declined. Now, the temptation is just to skip all Answers reviews, or just to lie and say "Looks OK". I don't think this is the way the community would like me to help with moderation, but I feel forced to do so.
What should I do? Keep getting declined flags or just close my eyes when wrong answers appear, given that other users don't like those kinds of flags?
P.S.: I did not include links because I am not interested in people discussing specific posts. This is a trend I have noticed and I know it has been noticed by other users I have talked with. If you really want them, let me know.