I flagged a number of old questions with no user activity for a long time as "probably obsolete,....". Three of the flags have been declined but I don't see what makes those three questions different.

The questions were:




  • I assume Luis didn't mark them as helpful ...
    – user98085
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 8:59
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    Actually I had a problem with the mouse and clicked on the wrong option 3 times. Already corrected the problem (Batteries were almost dead) and the questions guntbert marked (And also the other 2000000 you marked as abandoned ^^). Sorry for the mix up. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 9:18
  • @LuisAlvarado no problem at all - I thought I had overlooked something obvious - and there won't be such a flood in the near future - I only went through the last two pages of "Unanswerded/no answers".
    – guntbert
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 11:35
  • @FEichinger how did you reach that conclusion?
    – guntbert
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 11:36
  • @guntbert Luis closed all of those questions - which means he was most likely the one who handled your flags and just forgot/misclicked/whatnot as to whether or not your flag was valid.
    – user98085
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 11:37
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    @guntbert Got nothing against your flood of flagged questions. I actually have a top 10 list of users I trust when they flag like that and you are one of them and even though I still go through each question one by one I know that the top 10 took their time to verify the quality of the question/answer/comment and any other related variable before flagging it. You are doing an excellent job if anybody asks me. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 20:17

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The problem was do to a malfunctioning pointing device that had a self guidance automatic cursor movement with advanced AI implemented. The mouse knew where to click without user interaction.

Or in normal language: My mouse sucks. The batteries started dying and every time I moved the mouse to click somewhere it "magically" moved somewhere else nearby. The best part is that if I clicked it would move THEN click. So I ended up clicking 3 times before killing changing the mouse with new batteries.

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