I flagged as unfriendly/unkind the following comment in this thread:
@desertnaut I don't have the time nor will to continue this useless discussion here.
Moreover, I flagged the following comment in the same thread as "no longer needed":
@desertnaut If you want to post it on meta, please tell me. Else I will do it.
The reason for the 2nd flag should be obvious; I should not be asked beforehand if I intent or not to post anything on Meta. But, in any case, I was the sole recipient of this comment, and, since I had been already informed, the comment arguably does not serve any other purpose, and it can be safely deleted as no longer necessary.
Both flags were declined.
What makes things arguably more complicated for both raised flags is that the commenter is indeed a moderator [EDIT: this is true only for the first (U/U) comment, not for the second "no longer needed" one); so, I would naturally expect that, since these are cases where a mod is involved, the flags should not be handled by the subject mod, due to a clear conflict of interest. At the very least, they should be handled by a different mod.
So, do we have a code of conduct in place, dictating that in cases were a mod is involved, the relevant flags should not be handled by the involved mod?
If yes, was this code of conduct followed in the case described above?
If no, should we? Does it makes sense that cases were a mod is involved cannot be resolved by decisions of the involved mod?