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I didn't decline it but I probably would have declined the flag, too. The question is good with the possible exception of the last part where they essentially say recommending a tool for this be cool, too. I think editing that out would be sufficient to salvage the question. If the question had been a blatant request for a tool, due to its age I would ...


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That answer is from an official representative from a product mentioned in the question. The answer is more than just a link. It says the product supports the desired feature in some circumstances. The link looks relevant and non-spammy to me. I'm not the one who declined the flag, but I would agree with the flag reviewer that determined that the ...


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It appears that a moderator declined the flag. At the point that the flag was handled, the post had already been put on hold. As a moderator, I try to use "declined" sparingly. I would not recommend that moderators decline flags in such situations. The good news is that declined flags do not have any bearing or your reputation or standing with this ...


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Answers on this site are not just for the person who asked the question. In fact, we close questions as off-topic if they are so specific as to be only applicable to the person who asked. We hope that questions on this site will be found by others that have similar problems and thus be helpful to a wider audience. Questions shouldn't be closed just ...


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According to this feature request on Meta Stack Exchange, there isn't any way to: cancel misclicked flags. I wouldn't worry about it though. Moderators evaluate each flag, and in doing so will notice things like in this case, that a recent answer to the same question was also flagged (and consequently deleted). You always have the option of leaving a ...


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I had already suspended the user. My only options were to delete the comment or dismiss the flag. I didn't think the comment was so bad that I needed to delete it, so I dismissed it. The flag was helpful, but for comments there doesn't seem to be a way of dismissing the flag and marking it as helpful. "Unhelpful" flags don't count against you in any ...


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Absolutely. A question can be flagged as off-topic no matter how old it is. Moderators have special tool to deal with such situations. You could suggest in your flag that that this be used: Lock Historical significance This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this ...


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You can flag it as "needs moderator attention" and put in a custom reason such as "migrate to webapps". Moderators have the ability to "write in" sites in addition to the four that you get to choose.


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You can't vote for migration a question to Super User. Your only recourse is to flag the post with a custom comment along the lines of "off-topic; belongs on Super User". Then the moderators can move it using an additional option that is only available to moderators: I wish this functionality were available to everybody with enough rep. For example, I ...


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