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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

There is an answer buried in that wall of text: So back to question, why would a Jedi serve a corrupt democracy? well why are our leaders doing the same thing in real life? because generations of ...
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Am I misusing the "Not An Answer" flag?

The Not An Answer flag has nothing to do with whether the answer answers the question. It has to do with whether the answer is an answer. That is, was the person posting it at least trying to answer ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

Although I can't comment on the particular moderator's reasons for declining the NAA flags, I agree with the decision; despite all the noise, there is an answer in there: why would a Jedi serve a ...
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Let's get aligned on our site specific usage of the Not an Answer flag

As Shog9 notes: That said, there's a change I would love to see to this flag text, that might make some small difference here: stop using the word "answer" to refer to both the post itself ...
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Let's get aligned on our site specific usage of the Not an Answer flag

an attempt to answer the question, even if it does not address the actual question asked This seems like an oxymoron to me. If it doesn't address the question asked, how can it attempt to answer the ...
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Why was this 'not an answer' flag on a rant about US declined?

There is something that I think is missing from the existing answers based on one of your comments (emphasis yours): @Randal'Thor that's weird, because (to me) VLQ is a lower bar than NAA. VLQ ...
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Am I misusing the "Not An Answer" flag?

It was already mentioned in comments that "disputed" and "declined" are slightly different things: for this type of flag, "disputed" means the community voted not to delete through the review queue ...
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Why were the "Not an Answer" flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Because "NAA" doesn't mean what any reasonable person thinks it means. Most people assume "Not An Answer" means that the post does not answer the question being asked. It doesn't. It means "the thing ...
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Why were the "Not an Answer" flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Disclaimer: I declined two of the NaA flags on this post, and another mod declined the third. The question includes the following: What is the explanation for why some spells can be cast without a ...
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Why was my flag "not an answer" declined?

I'm not the moderator who declined that flag, but I would have done the same. The key phrase for the NAA flag text is does not attempt to answer the question. This answer does attempt to answer ...
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