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I flagged a question to close it, and my flag has been declined. The question has been closed the same.

How can my flag not be useful, if the question has been closed?

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The flags for closing a question, together other flags, are visible in a page to 10k users and moderators. The flag is automatically handled when the question is closed, or it is manually handled by a moderator.

It could also happen the question is voted to be closed from 5 different users, after the flag has been declined from a moderator. In that case, it just means the community have an opinion that is different from the opinion the moderator who handled the flag has.

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