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While answering to a question, I checked the number of flags for moderation attention I could use in a day, and I have noticed the following:

Site                     |Reputation | Number of flags
Super User               |       812 |       23
Ask Different            |      1317 |       15   
Seasoned Advice          |      2776 |       23
Meta Stack Overflow      |     23398 |       45
English Language & Usage |     25506 |       50

The value that seems higher, when compared to the reputation, is the one for Super User, who is equal to the number of flags for moderation attention I have on Seasoned Advice.

How is the number of flags for moderation attention calculated?

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I think your number of "helpful flags" on a site plays into that (in addition to reputation.) – jadarnel27 May 3 '12 at 13:33
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The calculation is detailed in this answer. Basically, every day you get:

  • 10 flags by default
  • one bonus flag per 2000 reputation
  • one bonus flag per 10 net helpful flags (helpful minus declined)
  • a maximum of 100

… so it does depend on your reputation, but you also get bonus flags depending on your flagging history.

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There's no flag weight now. Did number of helpful flags affect number of flags per day somehow? – RiaD Aug 10 '13 at 14:09
@RiaD Obviously this is outdated now. I guess I can update it since there's a good source... – a cat Aug 10 '13 at 14:54

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