I've flagged this answer as not an answer and my flag was rejected. Why?

I think that answer was posted as a joke, and it did not attempt to answer the question.

Update for those who can't see deleted posts:

Question: Are M-disks truly more reliable than other forms of storage?

Answer: enter image description here

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    Thanks for posting this. I was going to create a Meta question related to the exact same scenario. I flagged that same post as not an answer but later discovered it in my history with the following narrative: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it. Needless to say, I was very surprised!
    – Run5k
    Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 12:07
  • Thank the deleter for this action so that we no onger must endure a spelling error.
    – TOOGAM
    Commented Apr 22, 2018 at 5:31

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It got deleted. By the looks of things it had spam flags and NAA flags, and I suspect that when the spam flag was dismissed so were the others.

So, yeah, the flag was valid, the post deleted, and the flag handling UI's kind of to blame here I suspect.

  • As of a few years ago, it's no longer the case that mods have to dismiss all pending flags with the same outcome. So it must have been the case that the mod handling the flag pressed the wrong button.
    – gparyani
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 4:08
  • Erm. It happens still. Occasionally to our annoyance. You can selectively dismiss or accept flags but accidentally all the flags happens
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 4:12
  • Meh, a single declined flag isn't a problem.
    – gparyani
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 4:41
  • I get this all the time and it is quite frustrating when your flag is valid but now it is marked in your history as a declined, they should fix the interface or make sure the procedure is consistent. Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 2:44

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