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What is the difference between a declined and disputed flag?

I found this question here on meta, but that just says how a flag becomes disputed: Disputed flags are flags that one or more 10k users have marked to be invalid. What is difference then between a ...
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Should I be flagging “incorrect” comments from flags or reviews as Not Constructive?

I was reading You're doing it wrong: A plea for sanity in the Low Quality Posts queue on Meta Stack Overflow and saw something interesting: TL;DR: Review carefully. Don't delete everything. ...
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Why was this flag rejected as well?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", since it doesn't try to address the question, which is specifically about accessibility and being locked out of gameplay. According to this meta post, an ...
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Why was this other flag rejected?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" since it doesn't try to address the question, which is specifically about Damage over Time abilities, which Chum the Waters isn't. According to this meta post, ...
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Why was this flag rejected?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer", and it was simply "declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". Is it a mistake or am I missing something?
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What to do about declined flags I still believe are correct?

Am I supposed to ask about each of them here? Is there another way to do it? Should I just not bother with them?
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I got more flags/day. Is that because of the Marshal badge?

I just flagged my first answer after I got the Marshal badge, and I noticed that I have 62 flags remaining. This number is higher then I got previously, iirc. Is this because I got the Marshal badge ...
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“Not constructive” flag on comment declined [duplicate]

Why was this "not constructive" flag declined? I don't think that it contributes anything at all to the question and answers. Did I perhaps flag some adjacent comment by accident?
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2k+ flags… 51 useful?

Is something going wrong here? Maybe 51 of my flags were not useful?
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Flag on deleted answer still pending

I was just reviewing my flag summary when i came across this. It seems like the answer and the user was deleted, (probably causing the flag to disappear from the review queue) Link on the flag:...
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Flags in different chatrooms

I recently noticed that I get notifications about flags from chatrooms where I'm not a room owner. Now I'm not sure about whether this is intended or not but I feel like it doesn't really make any ...
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How can I undo a flag?

Today I wanted to flag a question which seemed off-topic while using the Android application, however, my finger slipped and I accidentally hit "Off topic > Game Engine/Development". Also, I noted ...
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Flag quantity refilling?

I just flagged, for the first time, a recent question as an advert. I noticed that, when I did, it said that I had 9 flags left. Could someone explain to me or point me to info about how flags work ...
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Not An Answer flag are not intended for low-quality answers

This has always been a problem, due in part to the Not An Answer (NAA) flag previously having some unclear wording, but Not an answer flags are not intended to be used on low-quality or wrong answers. ...
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Does length of answer necessarily denote low quality?

I'm almost certain I'm missing this when I'm searching meta. But, I can't quite find the answer, so I'm posting my question. I've seen a lot of "Low Quality" tags on answers that are short. ...
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Is there a way to delete or change your own flag on a question?

A few times I've hit the flag button on a post, and wanted to remove that flag. Either I had misread the post due to poor writing (I usually go back and edit the post), or it answered a secondary ...
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Can we have hints for [image]s and [video]s in the Flagged Posts tool?

So I'm reviewing flags, and I see this: It looks like mild lunacy, and I'd probably flag as low quality and move on. However, looking at the actual answer shows that it's not quite as mad as it ...
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Did something change in the calculation of Helpful Flags?

The count of Helpful Flags on my profile has jumped up by several dozen since this morning, but I haven't flagged anything in the interim. Did something change in how this is calculated? Is something ...
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My flag status is 'none'?

What's gone wrong here? This is unacceptable!
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flag without review

I created a flag a while ago (28-mar) and it still not reviewed. But the flagged post doesn't exist anymore. Could someone check this for me? I can't open a flag to this problem =X So I'm posting it ...
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Am I using the 'very low quality' flag wrongly if the reason is because the answer is an exact duplicate of a previous one?

I have flagged a couple of answers that were duplicates of previous answers as 'very low quality' and the flags were deemed 'helpful' and the answers got deleted. However, some of the answers I ...
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Please don't leave redundant comments on non-answers

I've been going through the flag queue a lot recently and it seems that we get lots of non-answers (comments, other questions, etc.). I see a lot of helpful comments on these posts talking about rep ...
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Mod flag denied then enacted anyway?

So I asked this a few days ago: Why was this mod flag denied? Today, I happened to notice that the non-answer in question has been removed, which makes me feel like I have a black mark against me for ...
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Why was this mod flag denied?

So the question is: How to get Derkeethus out of the cave? and I flagged the answer by E.N (currently the one at the bottom) as 'not an answer' because I can't see how it answers the question being ...
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Please, please, please, don't edit out spam links

So, a Wild User Appears. He posts several answers of dubious quality, all of which include a wildly unrelated commercial link. In other words, SPAM. Now, in each of these cases, well intentioned ...
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Why are my 'Invalid Flag' flags not considered 'helpful?'

So, occasionally, when I look through /tools, I see a perfectly useful answer that has been flagged as Not An Answer, or which has a Very Low Quality Score. Typically, I will make use of the special /...
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What happened to Flag Weight?

Up to a couple of days ago, I could go into my account and see me flag weight, but now it just seems to show how many helpful flags I've raised. It seems the badges related, Deputy and Marshal, have ...
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How to handle automatic low quality flags?

As a 10k user, what are you supposed to do with automatic, Community-cast low quality flags? I'm mostly wondering about posts that, in my opinion, don't warrant further flags. Should I try and give ...
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Why is my flag still disputed?

While reviewing my flagging history, I noticed that I had one disputed flag. AFAIK, that means that someone without privileges to actually dismiss it said they thought I was wrong. I flagged this ...
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Is flagging “obviously unsalvageble, contentless” posts as spam appropriate?

UPDATE: Upon reflecting on what fail badp and Nick T said, I agree that the spam flag should not be used in the situation I outlined, or a similar one. For although I personally feel the answer had no ...