I'm talking about this flag.

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Clearly, the OP wants an answer that explains that formula intuitively without expanding. The answer just expands the formula which the OP doesn't want. So, it's not an answer. What might be the reason for being marked 'disputed'?

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    $\begingroup$ Related LQ review here. $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2021 at 7:09
  • $\begingroup$ I flagged again as very low quality. Not sure what would happen (will it enters the LW review queue again?) $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2021 at 7:17
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    $\begingroup$ @ArcticChar I just checked; looks like no, maybe (wild guess) it goes into a queue of disputed flags for mods to look at $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2021 at 7:48
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    $\begingroup$ @calvinkhor The result of the flag is : declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention. Look like the system treat it as if I choose "in need of moderator intervention" $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2021 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ I wonder what would happen if I flag it as "not an answer" now.... $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2021 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ The answer appears to be deleted now. $\endgroup$
    – gparyani
    Jul 4, 2021 at 1:23
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    $\begingroup$ @ArcticChar It won't; posts only appear in the queue once. It will go to moderators. $\endgroup$
    – gparyani
    Jul 4, 2021 at 1:24

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Here is a very literal answer to the question: most flags that aren't explicitly for moderator attention are dealt with in the review queues by users of the site who have access to those queues. That means other users are the jury here, which puts you at their mercy. In this case, three users said that it looked okay, while two voted for deletion. Three "looks okay" votes are enough to finish the review in this case.

Getting in to why three users voted that it looked okay is a whole other thing. We won't know unless they share their reasoning, and there are lots of different potential explanations (disagreed, thought it was bad but did not merit deletion, didn't see the issue, cat ran over keyboard, etc).


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