I have got a comment from a user:

The part of the comment is:

" it seems like you're just trying to farm reputation here"

I know the comment is very constructive, but the part of it which I mentioned is not.

Reference to shog9 answer: here

  • not constructive: this is pretty much a superset of "rude and offensive". Even if you don't personally find them offensive, those one-liner contests are often good examples of non constructive comments: "pithy" jokes at the authors' expense, "snarky" advice meant more to score points with the commenter's peers than to inform or educate, and tangential personal observations all fall into this category. Again, flag these wherever you find them. I feel that is not constructive to address other user in SE.

I flagged it as "non-constrctive"

The flag is declined with no reason.

I would like to know the reason.

  • 1
    I believe only mods decline the flags, then why there is no reply to this post? @RolandiXor
    – Ravan
    Dec 26, 2015 at 9:41
  • Who was this user
    – Suici Doga
    Apr 20, 2016 at 7:37
  • 'this user" what? @SuiciDoga :)
    – Ravan
    May 13, 2016 at 6:15
  • The user that wrote the comment
    – Suici Doga
    May 13, 2016 at 7:49

1 Answer 1


Well with an eye to keeping it simple, it did appear to me that he was correct in his observation at the time when handling the flag.

Since the entire comment seemed relevant and constructive, I declined the flag. Of course you are free to disagree and explain why you disagree.

However, just keep in mind that your response didn't help your case, to be 100% honest.

  • who is "he"? the commenter? sorry, but tbh I don't understand your 100% honesty.
    – Ravan
    Feb 2, 2016 at 6:35

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