Recently, I saw someone make the same comment on every answer to a question. In isolation, the comments were in my opinion reasonable, but collectively, they suggested a broader issue. Specifically, either:
- The commenter correctly identified a problem with every answer, which implies the question is somehow encouraging people to post bad answers (perhaps because the average person does not have direct personal experience with polyamory?). This should be discussed on Meta, so that the problem can be more fully studied and resolved.
- The commenter incorrectly identified a problem with every answer. The comments are noise and should be removed.
So I flagged one of them for moderator attention, specifically noted that the comment had been made on every answer, and suggested that it was unconstructive and perhaps should be taken to meta. This flag was declined. Additionally, the commenter now appears to have gotten into a comment argument with one of the answerers, but I'm not going to flag it a second time given that my previous flag was apparently erroneous.
Why was this flag declined? What should I have done instead of flagging?