I just flagged this question, got invalid flag and some time later the question was closed? I got -10 flag weight to a closed question? Could someone verify?

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You flagged for migration to Server Fault or Security.

We have to remember the number one rule in migrations: Don't migrate crap.

It was dismissed as invalid on that reason.

It was given a few more seconds to see if it would improve. In that time, it was flagged as NARQ.

It was later closed as not a real question.

  • This is not what another admin posted on this post: meta.superuser.com/questions/2694/…
    – Diogo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 19:31
  • Flagged > Dismissed > Flag weight changed > Another flag > Dismissed > Flag weight changed. In the linked, it was Flagged, flagged > Dismissed > Flag weight change. @dio
    – random Mod
    Jul 14, 2011 at 19:37
  • What im meaning is: Should I get -10 flag weight loss penalty for flagging a question that anyway got closed? I think at least the -10 penality would be removed...
    – Diogo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 19:43
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    You wanted the question be migrated when it failed quality control. Dismissed as invalid. Flag weight drops. Another flag was to close it. Dismissed as valid. If a question is bad or doesn't deserve to live, flag as that. Not to move it somewhere else where it will be closed. @dio
    – random Mod
    Jul 14, 2011 at 19:55
  • Sure, now I understand the point. Thank you.
    – Diogo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 20:01

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