Just out of curiosity but I flagged this answer to the "Is there a metabolically superior diet?" as "very low quality." Even though the "This post does not cite any references or sources." banner has been applied to the answer I was dinged on the flag with "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer " being the response back. This is a bit confusing for me since as far as I know, not having any citations has already been grounds for a "very low quality" flag. Has this changed recently?

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Looks like a minor mix-up - a moderator race-condition.

I think the order of events was:

  • You saw it and flagged it.
  • @Fabian independently saw it, and added the post notice.
  • I looked at the flag, saw there was already a post notice, didn't think it needed any further action, and declined the flag.

Sorry for any confusion.

  • Not a problem, I thought that might have been the case but wanted to make sure.
    – rjzii
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 2:11

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