- I post something careless
- I get flagged
- I look over my post and instead of thinking “okay, I could say this much more nicely”, I think “I didn’t need to weigh in here at all really”
- I want to be the gracious, learning user who takes the flagging to heart, but the edited-post I want to see is just to delete my post.
It seems kinda weird that the only way for me to clear my flag is to post something in an edit. Maybe it’s okay enough to be required to post something constructive. But I could see a case where if I then actively manually delete my own flagged post, that clears the flag at least similarly to editing and reposting.