I didn't decline that flag, but here's my take on it.
If you have the tools to do something as a user, you should be using those tools. There's nothing that I, as a moderator can do that you as a user cannot do. Therefore, don't put it into my flag queue. As an example, the right thing to do in this case would be to edit the topic title (along with the post ...
I declined the flag. I simply didn't see what was so urgent about a question that may or may not have been posted here to bypass the title filter in Stack Overflow. To me, it was a typical off topic question and I saw no reason to intervene.
The NPR days are long behind us, we have a lot more than a handful active close voters now. If you are out of close ...
Like Thomas I didn't handle the flag; but, like the moderator who did, I would have declined it too.
Moderators are here to do the things you can't. You shouldn't be using us as your proxy.
As Thomas said either edit the question into shape and vote to migrate or just vote to close in place. If the user is question blocked the migration will be ...
When you consider a question on Stack Overflow for migration, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Is this a good question?"
Are clear and understandable.
Have a specific problem statement, tailored to Programmers' scope.
Don't ask for lists of things.
Don't ask for product or service recommendations.
Don't ask questions that ...