I flagged a question as "very low quality" and it got declined (no problem there). However the comment "declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention" seems to imply I did something silly - did I?
For the reference the post in question was PASSWORD RESET - nothing works

I don't want to discuss the mod's decision on that flag - it is only the comment which makes me doubt: should I not have flagged the question at all for some (to "everybody" obvious) reason, or should I have used a different flag (like off topic) for another obvious reason?

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That question can be edited to make it sane. Probably that was the intent. Just guessing.

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Thats what I tried before flagging it - but I had to give up :-) –  guntbert Jan 20 '13 at 18:51
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+1 This would be my reasoning for declining the flag. Flags should not be used to get a moderator to do a job that you could. In this case a more readable version can be hammered out simply by spending some time reading the original. (The exception to the above is things that need dealing with quickly) –  Oli Jan 21 '13 at 0:22
    
@Oli: understood (though in my opinion it was beyond repair), but I don't want to discuss the decline anyway - your comment makes the comment I was really asking about much clearer for me - I am accepting this answer - thx. –  guntbert Jan 21 '13 at 19:54

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