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Why is there a limit on number of posts I can flag?

I haven't noticed it before, but recently I found that whenever I flag something for moderator attention, that flag count gets reduced, even though all but one of those was deemed helpful.

Will I not be able to flag any more posts after my flag count hits zero?

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marked as duplicate by Mark Trapp, animuson, BinaryMisfit, BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 22 '12 at 10:59

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Don't Worry, your flag count will be re-freshed next day. – Lucifer Jun 22 '12 at 6:40
@Lucifer Sigh.. thanks.. it's really relaxing. :) – rptwsthi Jun 22 '12 at 6:43

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How many flags do I have?

When you start out you are alloted 10 flags per-day. This number may increase to up to 100 flags per-day:

  • You get one bonus flag per 2000 reputation.
  • You are awarded additional bonus flags when you flag correctly.


The amount of flags can be reduced if you flag incorrectly

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It's a daily limit on flags and the number is restored the next day - in UTC.

See Why is there a limit on number of posts I can flag?

Also see How many flags do I have? in http://stackoverflow.com/privileges/flag-posts

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