I flagged an answer as "not an answer". The flag is currently "disputed", and after a second look, I realize my initial flag was in error. However, I'm not able to find a way to retract the flag.

As I understand it, I should be able to click the 'flag' link again, and a "retract" button will appear in the dialog. However, there is no such button.

Am I doing something wrong? Does the feature not apply to MP&T? Are there conditions where a flag cannot be retracted? Something else?

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You can only retract flags which are still pending. Disputed is one of the final outcomes (helpful and declined are the most common ones), and in the case of a Not An Answer flag indicates that the Low Quality Posts review ended up in favor of the post not being deleted.

You don't need to worry, disputed flags don't count towards a flag ban and as indicated above, the post itself won't be punished either.

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