A bit of a question and a bit of a PSA for others to potentially avoid the problem I ran into.
This question was originally unclear. The title did not match the question body, and there was (currently is) a comment to that effect. No problem there -- The comment was absolutely correct.
After some clarification with the OP, I ...
- ... proposed an edit to the title to match the question.
- ... simultaneously flagged the comment as "no longer needed" based on my proposed edit.
I get now that I probably did the wrong thing. I considered it a "single transaction", when it really wasn't.
The result was that (presumably):
- A Mod reviewed the flag and declined it. Since my edit had not been accepted yet, I assume the Mod thought that the comment was still valid against the (pre-edit) question, which, of course, it was.
- My edit was later approved.
No big deal. A declined edit here and there won't kill me ;-).
But at that point, with the flag declined, I'm unable to re-flag the comment as "No longer needed", even though at this point the question body/title do match.
It seems to me based on this that I should have:
- Proposed the edit
- Waited for the edit to be approved
- Then flagged the comment as no-longer-needed
Correct? And I ask this, again, for other users who might run into it (with the understandably slim hopes that they read Meta and happen to remember this ;-)
And, at the same time, could I request a Mod now review that comment and remove it if it's agreed that it is no-longer-needed? Or, if I'm misinterpreting the reason the flag was declined, I'm open to that as well.