I have just had a flag rejected. The 'answer' I flagged as 'not an answer' was 'Yes, it has to be rote. Thank you' I deduced that this was the OP under a different name. How do I go about discussing this with the moderator involved?
So my answer to NVZ’s clarifying question in the comment trail can be voted on separately, I'm posting it separately:
@MetaEd Assuming you handled the flags, I wonder why my flag as VLQ was declined for that one-liner. Your thoughts?
VLQ flags are for posts which are an “indecipherable mess”. VLQ flags may be declined when the post is comprehensible and arguably contains at least a partial answer. For a good discussion of the limits of VLQ, see the following answer, and other answers about VLQ on SE Meta:
The rationale is that good VLQ flags should result in deletion. But we don't want to delete answers which are answers, just less than useful (or even harmful). We want them to be peer reviewed. Downvoted answers are way more helpful to future users than deleted answers. As the old saw goes,
Nobody is completely useless; s/he can always serve as a bad example.
In the case of the one-liner answer to the linked question, it was a comprehensible answer (and even, arguably, correct, so far as it went). That would be plenty of reason to invalidate a VLQ flag.