I don't want to pick on Nestor here, as I think his question is good, but I'm questioning whether it is on-topic.

Let me clarify that I'm not complaining about flag weight, I promise. However, I flagged this as off-topic, partly because I thought the software was for an e-Reader (forgive my ignorance of this fact), but mainly because it deals with decisions/contracts that were, in all likelihood, made at the corporate level. Someone may have been able to answer for the company, but again, the likelihood of lightning striking twice and this issue returning in another asker's Google search is very slim.

Again, I know there was some initial confusion, and someone probably came along and said "of course this is PC/MAC software, this flag is crap", but I think the other component of it was overlooked, and since my comment wasn't addressing the corporate end of it, it was passed over. I am also trying to make sure I didn't miss a hidden reason why it should be on topic.

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    I don't know anyone that disagreed with your judgement, so why are you questioning it? I voted to close it, definitely off topic. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:53
  • Thank you. Usually I'm the one telling people on Meta.SO not to worry about flagging stuff. I'm not blaming anyone, but this one just didn't sit right with me. I think this is resolved.
    – jonsca
    Jul 27, 2011 at 15:41

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From what I read from your question you are basically complaining about an flag of yours deemed invalid. Is that correct?

For what its worth, I voted to close the question, because it is entirely based on business models, licensing agreements, and – last but not least – speculation.

Another reason is that there is no real problem to be solved.

Yes, there is software involved, but this does not necessarily make it a practical and constructive question. It might be interesting, yes, but it isn't a good fit for Super User. There is no technical answer to this question, only a business answer.

  • Sounds like a complaint here too, since he jumped to "flag weight" in there. Jul 27, 2011 at 14:23
  • I have to agree. His problem isn't a software or technical problem, but rather a business problem
    – surfasb
    Jul 27, 2011 at 15:19
  • The flag weight part doesn't bother me, I've had plenty of flags rejected, but in this case it seems so clear cut, so I'm wondering if I missed an edge case or something.
    – jonsca
    Jul 27, 2011 at 15:29
  • @jonsca Can't speak for a mod here so you don't have to accept the answer!
    – slhck
    Jul 27, 2011 at 15:52
  • Yes, I realize that. I'm not expecting the mod to have to justify his/her ruling. I understand that different factors affect these types of moderator decisions. Like I had said to Breakthrough, I usually strongly encourage people to take flagging outcomes in stride, so I need to heed my own advice :) I reacted to the question that was posted, and expected that others would have the same reaction (which you did).
    – jonsca
    Jul 28, 2011 at 2:45

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