Yesterday, I flagged this question as off-topic, since to my [limited] understanding of the matter at hand it clearly was. I did not grasp how this could be a WP-related issue at all.
It turns out, it was.
Nonetheless, I just noticed my flag was deemed helpful. Now I ain't complaining, for this was, if at all relevant, not to my disadvantage. The stat is of relevance on SO, I highly doubt it matters much in this relatively small community anyhoo, but still:
Why was it marked as such, when clearly all I did was cost a mod time?
I could have dealt with one flag marked as what it was - not particularly helpful. Why wasn't it? Just to be nice?