I flagged these two +1 comments for deletion:

+1 - This answer could not be any better. Great information and references

Couldn't agree more. This is one of the best answers I've seen! Should be the accepted answer.

but it got declined:

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According to this post, comments that are essentially just saying "+1" should be deleted.

Why did my flags for deletion get declined?

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    This only further supports this theory. I guess we need more experienced people here. – kenorb May 30 '15 at 21:06

Oh, this again.

So you're mad your comment was deleted. And rather than defending the merits of your comment (or, y'know, learning something and changing your behavior), you're throwing a tantrum by flagging others' comments in hope of demonstrating some sort of inconsistency.

Well, you missed the biggest inconsistency of them all then: you didn't flag two comments, you flagged eight of them. And all but two were marked as "helpful".

Here, let's all have an honest screenshot:

There. That's your actual flag history, with ~78% of comment flags marked helpful, 75% of those regarding "+1" comments marked helpful. Does this demonstrate inconsistency? Maybe. Does it matter? No, not in the slightest.

Because you completely missed the key part of the answer you're quoting.

If someone has an answer or would otherwise like to respond to something being discussed, they should post it posted below as an answer.

The deleted comment you're so sore about was on meta; the comments you've flagged are not. The deleted comment you're so sore about was apparently an attempt to express agreement with a meta post by way of a related post of your own; the comments you've flagged are not. The right thing for you to do in response to being asked to post an answer responding to the meta discussion would've been to post an answer responding to the meta discussion. Instead you went and flagged a bunch of irrelevant comments somewhere else.

slow clap

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    I think you are making a lot of assumptions… I just wanted to point out the inconsistency, or understand why it was consistent in case I missed something. My deleted comment is another subject. We are talking about the +1 comments here, chill down. – Franck Dernoncourt May 30 '15 at 22:50
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    I prefer the term "educated guess". I'm right, you know I'm right, and now you desperately want to talk about something that doesn't matter... Well, go right ahead. – Shog9 May 30 '15 at 23:11
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    @Shog9 I'm in no way saying you are wrong, and I've never had your position (or say had to be a 6th grade teacher among other things I've heard moding compared to...), but this came across as quite combative and negative. Maybe that's what was called for here, but I think the spirit of SE involves a more constructive way to do it? Anyway thanks for being a mod, I can't imagine it's easy. – Atl LED Jun 1 '15 at 2:53
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    Not a fan of humoring people who respond to guidance by essentially mocking the person who tried to guide them, @Atl. Robert's answer (referenced in the question here and in all eight flags) was a sincere attempt to explain why a certain action was taken and offer a useful alternative; pretending to understand that as an invitation to launch a mass flagging campaign is, in my humble opinion, quite rude and I see no good reason to play along with it. – Shog9 Jun 2 '15 at 0:20
  • @Shog9 just put in your answer whether +1 comments should be deleted or not, that's what my question is about, not kindergarten fights. – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 2 '15 at 18:16
  • You're lumping (at least) two completely different comments into a single broad category and asking for an answer that applies to both without regard for nuance or context, @Franck. No, you can't have that. – Shog9 Jun 3 '15 at 5:59
  • @Shog9 it is fine with me if you don't answer the question but then please don't pollute the page. – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 3 '15 at 6:42

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