I ask this because there seem to be conflicting advice coming from our mods, so I would like to have this point clarified before I flag anything else anymore.
Please do not use flags in an attempt to reach consensus through the review queues. Flags are private, you are essentially asking someone else to deal with the issue for you, and consensus doesn't really work without accountability.
What you can do is:
- Flag the answer as "very low quality" and hope the people on the review queue agree to delete it.
I understand that the first quote is in answer to my question "why do flags get reviewed by mods before the community queue is over", but if there is a chance that the community will not review, I do not think that "flag as VLQ and hope that the community agrees" is a good suggestion to give, since the community might not get involved.
So, should flags be used to reach consensus through the review queue or not?