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I always put in so much effort commenting my reason when flagging questions, and someone else just walks in, clears it, and walks out. I deserve an explanation just as much as the person who posted the question does.

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I'm rarely on, but I just took a quick look at admin, so;

1:Fizz/Someone online more can counter-call me on this but with questions like https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/32049/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-pikachu, I would allow simply due to age.
A lot of these old posts were valid at the time of posting - as such there is no point trawling through and hiding old posts under new rules; this just sets a bothersome precedent and generally wastes time. As far as I'm concerned, old posts, unless they WERE wrong at time of posting are left alone.

2: I can't speak for other mods/editors, but when I've made this point before about explaining every flag, unflag, hide etc. It provides unnecessary work, and as a general a user takes the initiative to ask (in which said authority will respond), rather than auth taking the initiative to explain every admin decision they make.
I appreciate the difficulty you're presently having though, since you have no idea who did it, and you are putting effort into your flags. However, like I've mentioned previously, flags on just plain outdated posts are rather... meaningless.

Over to oblitigary fizz answer :)

Edit: Pressed hide instead of clear flags, hence why it says reshown.
For the record, I haven't done jackall in admin for a while so :)

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I can't speak on everyone's behalf, but I for one do not 'randomly' clear flags on posts that are recent. In that case you're 100% right, we should be giving an explanation. I always try to do this whenever there's a notable moderating decision made, whether that be clearing flags or taking down the thread fully.

However, for any post that hasn't been active for ages, I won't post an explanation. One factor is that I don't want to bump the thread, but the main one is exactly what Sempi mentions:

A lot of these old posts were valid at the time of posting - as such there is no point trawling through and hiding old posts under new rules; this just sets a bothersome precedent and generally wastes time.

I am not interested in fixing up years' worth of old content because our rules are now different, so 99% of the time I will simply clear flags. As above, it's a bothersome precedence and completely unnecessary.

Exceptions include when there's a serious problem, e.g. when the post is offensive or plagiarises something. But if it's just a content guideline, don't worry about it. Not worth anybody's concern.

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