Yesterday I encountered an answer I thought was not really an answer. I clicked Flag, and got only three options:
- rude or abusive
- in need of moderator intervention
Due to lack of any other flags available to me, I selected last one, and got it declined with description that's pretty ridiculous given the circumstances:
declined - Using standard flags helps us prioritize problems and resolve them faster. Please familiarize yourself with the list of standard flags: see What is Flagging?
I am familiar with standard flags all right. Simply, NAA and VLQ flags wasn't available yesterday.
Today, the same answer, with the same score, no edits made, and suddenly NAA flag is available. How is that possible? Why set of flags I could see changed, when the post did not?
Note: I omitted flagged post on purpose. This is not about this answer, it is about flags and how site works. I'm sure moderators and devs can check it with ease, if needed.