I joked recently here that the "Flag or disagree" button is misleading in that there is in fact no "disagree" option presented. This bugs me most, of course, when I go through the queue and see flags I disagree with -- there's the plain as day invitation, but the interface does not fulfil the promise.

Yet obviously there is a way to cast an "invalid flag" vote since those are noted on the right. On the U&L help page for the moderator tools privilege, there's a section about "Handling flags" which notes:

you have a number of options [...including] Flag as 'invalid flag'. Use this option if you feel the flag should be ignored or not acted upon by moderators. This will be visible in the flag list.

I've had this privilege for a while but still can't find the option. What's up?

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I see an option to say other flags are invalid when I access the reviews under the new colored links that show up in our toolbars at the top.

  ss #1

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    I absolutely do not see that, I just get the other 5 options, so perhaps it happens at 20k (later this week me thinks...). If so, you probably never noticed because you went from 15 to 20 too darned fast cowboy ;)
    – goldilocks
    Mar 12, 2014 at 0:37
  • @goldilocks seriously? What do you see? I had the same dialogue long before breaching the 20k wall.
    – terdon Mod
    Mar 12, 2014 at 0:39
  • @goldilocks - Ah shucks thanks 8-)
    – slm Mod
    Mar 12, 2014 at 0:40
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    @terdon I'm gonna give up on computers and literacy and become a lumberjack. Or something. I actually took a screenshot parallel to slm's and was in the midst of scrawling "Where??" on it when I realized it is there. I'm still convinced it's not always there though (I also just noticed "very low quality" is also not always there, and I have that screenshot, lol). I have gone over this a bunch of times. Really. Honestly. My mind is obviously better at deception that I had hoped. :(
    – goldilocks
    Mar 12, 2014 at 1:01
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    @goldilocks - VLQ is only on A's not Q's.
    – slm Mod
    Mar 12, 2014 at 1:10
  • Oh I think there are some VLQ Q's too ;) Sheesh. So much for claiming "an eye for detail".
    – goldilocks
    Mar 12, 2014 at 1:16

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