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Why was my flag for "not an answer" declined?

I've been declining a lot of flags about "not an answer" and wanted to ask a straw question to explain why. Pretend I just had my flag declined and am here to ask WTF!?
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

I don't know if this is an appropriate question to ask here, but I thought this would be the best place to ask. I have noticed (especially recently) a LOT of spam questions (true spam, like for body-...
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Could we set out objective criteria for what is "spam" or "commercial promotion" here?

In reference to this other meta question: I would encourage people to avoid using spam flags for posts that have zero constructive comments, zero down votes and are not actually commercial ...
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Why are my comment flags declined?

I recently flagged 19 comments as too chatty or obsolete and have had all of them declined. The comments were of the following nature: +1 for the explanation. I guess you mean the shift key? Also, ...
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Why are my comment flags (obsolete) declined?

Is it possible to use Macbook with 0% health? The first is what you mean by "accu" ? and the second The battery. I thought it was a word in English, my bad I have use flag for both with "...
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How can I flag an off-topic question without selecting an off-topic reason?

I wanted to flag https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/97699/can-i-travel-to-tibet-independently as off-topic (the question is now deleted), but differently from where I can vote to close a ...
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Technically Inaccurate or Altogether Wrong Answers

I flagged this answer (note the link now goes nowhere, except maybe higher rep mods can see it?) twice. The answer essentially said "Apple wouldn't have a trash if they didn't intend you to use it, so ...
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Why were these too chatty flags declined on some +1 comments? [duplicate]

Similar to this situation, I've had 7 recent comment flags declined on noisy comments. These comments are just of the '+1' or 'Thanks' type: Huge "THANKS!". :) +100 to apachectl configtest +...
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Site traffic -> new users -> an influx of invalid spam flags

I just wanted to post this as a featured item to let everyone know that we have a lot more traffic than normal which means a lot of new users. I want to thank everyone who is adding constructive ...
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What to do if I mark the wrong flag?

I accidently marked the wrong flag for a clash of clans question. I truly have no idea what it flagged, but I meant to put it as a low-quality question. If I flag a question with the wrong flag, what ...
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Should we flag different on Ask Different?

I flagged an original version of a link-only answer as "not an answer" as I have done for hundreds of similar posts on other SE sites. My flag was declined. Then I explained my reasoning and asked ...
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