I've just had one recent comment flag declined on a noisy comment.

This comment was a reply to a deleted '+1' comment, and said, simply:

@FrankL Thanks!

When you go to post a comment, you see this:

see blockquote below

Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like "+1" or "thanks". (emphasis mine)

And Jeff Atwood said to flag these.

So I flagged the +1 comment, which was automatically deemed helpful. I then flagged the remaining thanks to that comment as 'no longer needed'. So... why was it declined?


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That action didn't appear in the moderator activity history, so I'm not exactly sure how it was handled. Regardless, I agree and have deleted the comment.

  • $\begingroup$ Probably a bit of short thinking on my part yesterday. Thanks for clearing it up! $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 25, 2017 at 6:49

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