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Over the last few days, I have used up my entire supply of flags each day. After doing so, I see that I have 0 flags remaining. However, on some days, I see that I have one flag remaining several hours after seeing that I had 0 flags remaining. Is this a bug or a product of how the number of available flags is counted?

I normally use up my entire supply of flags within a 5-10 minute period, so it doesn't seem like the 24-hour period is rolling over and giving me more flags. When the 24-hour period does change (UTC time, correct?) I get my full supply of flags back.

More data from my profile, if it helps.

422 moderator attention flags
418 deemed helpful
2   declined
2   disputed

2   comments flagged
2   deemed helpful
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Maybe you regain flags for questions that get deleted? Just speculation though, I don't know for sure –  Pëkka Aug 6 '12 at 15:39
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Is it possible that you got enough flags marked helpful that you were given an extra flag for good flagging? –  Flexo Aug 6 '12 at 15:46
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@Pekka That sounds plausible. Can anyone else verify that? –  Ricardo Altamirano Aug 6 '12 at 15:56
    
Since you're not yet getting extra flags for passing the next 2k rep multiple, I think it's what Flexo said, your flag-weight passes the next one-more-flag limit. –  Daniel Fischer Aug 6 '12 at 15:56
    
Looking at your stats, I'm pretty sure it's the good-flagging bonus. –  Daniel Fischer Aug 6 '12 at 15:57
    
@DanielFischer Wouldn't that happen at the 24-hour mark, though? I do notice that one day I can flag 39 questions, then 40 the next day, etc. –  Ricardo Altamirano Aug 6 '12 at 15:57
    
I'm not quite sure (that's why it's a comment and not an answer), but I noticed the increase from passing the 2k multiple take effect immediately. So why wouldn't the flag-weight increase also? –  Daniel Fischer Aug 6 '12 at 15:59

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