I flagged a question as rude because of
Edit: whoever downvoted this question is a [rude part here].
Note: the question wasn't rude as a whole, only this one sentence was.
One of the moderators
- did the rollback,
- then left a comment ("be nice" etc.).
I could have done it. I find no joy in telling on people and if I was a moderator I would appreciate users resolving issues by themselves. Now I think me flagging the question may not have been nice to the user nor to the moderator.
On the other hand maybe there were some additional actions taken that were invisible to me (e.g. the user is now one step closer to a ban or something) and if I fixed the issue in private then some mechanisms would not work as intended. Is there anything like that at all that makes involving a moderator a desired action?
Or maybe moderators simply prefer to know what's going on.
Should I handle such situations myself? or should I involve a moderator?