A few hours ago, I flagged this answer as “In need of moderator intervention”. What I should have done and what I want it to do was flag it as “not an answer”. Plus, I knew there was a chance this flag will get declined. And understandably it did.
So why did I do it?
This answer provides information to “speed up the process” of executing the other answers. To be clear, I consider the “tip” to be utterly superfluous. But still, at that moment, I thought that it should be a comment in an answer. So instead of flagging it as “not an answer” I flagged it as “In need of moderator intervention” with this side note.
This doesn't answer the question. It should be a comment in one of the already posted answers.
The only reason I did this, is because I had no other way of telling the moderator that this post should be converted in to a comment of an answer. I imagine it’s hard to see that through the review queue.
I remember reading a post by Jeff Schaller saying
The custom flag “in need of moderator intervention” should only be used when one of the other flag categories can’t be used.
so I was not surprised to see
declined - Using standard flags helps us prioritize problems and resolve them faster. Please familiarize yourself with the list of standard flags: see What is Flagging?
Question: What should I do when dealing with that kind of situations? What's the best way to inform the moderator of the rational behind the flag?
(Perhaps a side note functionality would come in handy, when dealing with situations like this.)