As a fairly new user of this site, I'm still trying to get used to all the various "ins" and "outs" of it.
There was something that grabbed my attention this morning though. I've flagged three posts thus far. I noticed on my profile page there is a display of "helpful" flags. Two of the flags were accepted as the answers were basically spam. The third was rejected.
The third was for the question how-real-are-bear-grylls-tv-shows-ultimate-survival-in-particular. The answer was as follows:
Man Vs Wild, is a ridiculous concept aimed at the very young who only seek entertainment as opposed to valuable information.... who in the world has all those experts available when lost in the woods? MvW shows you how to survive on a full tummy and a fully hydrated body and plenty of sleep, helping with good decision making, as opposed to always being hungry and building a fire, shelter, trapping food. These two shows are complete opposites. There should be no comparison. BTW the amount of risk Bear takes is counter intuitive as a "survival" show.
Now I flagged this as being "not an answer", but it was declined as "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention".
I'm a little confused by this. Surely if it meets the category of not answering the question, it should be flagged? Or have I misunderstood? I'm not really complaining, so much as trying to understand when/what to flag and how to fit into the community.