Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Looks like flagging has been affected by releases today: are these intended affects?

  • Higher daily limits (appear doubled for me, flagging of posts limit also doubled) Explained by Shog9 below.
  • Soft comment deletion doesn't appear to work anymore - e.g. for "accept rate" obsolete comments - it does in fact work, but the immediate feedback is gone.
  • Has the throttling rate changed? Seems possible to repeated flag without waiting 5 seconds. If it was broken, it isn't anymore.
  • Old soft deletions that were neither categorised as "helpful" or "declined" have all become "helpful".

If limits have been updated, can we get the new formula published? Not changed, as confirmed by Shog9.

share|improve this question
The soft-deletion thing sounds like a bug. If you can verify, please post it as one. – Shog9 Jun 25 '13 at 23:09
Done: After a bit more investigation, turns out it is working, but the immediate feedback isn't. – martin clayton Jun 25 '13 at 23:34
Please don't strike out text in the question, it makes it hard to read. Your problem here is you have more than one question here. Please extract any questions or issues that are unresolved and ask them as separate questions. – Caleb Jun 26 '13 at 9:02
up vote 51 down vote accepted

You start with 10 flags per day.

Based on your reputation and flagging history, you can end up with as many as 100 per day.

Currently, that means you get an extra flag per day for every 2000 reputation points or 10 net helpful flags (helpful-declined).

Since you have an insane number of helpful flags, you're maxed out at 100 per day.

share|improve this answer
A whole bunch of old flags of mine got marked as helpful, so the number went up by about 5K today. – martin clayton Jun 25 '13 at 23:35
Oh, comment flags show up in history now? That’s nice. – Ryan O'Hara Jun 26 '13 at 0:25
Also, you're no longer able to flag as both Needs Mod Attention(NaN & VLQ) and as Spam/Offensive. – Ullallulloo Jul 1 '13 at 16:16
Do you get your flags back if they are marked as helpful on the same day you flagged them (like Close Votes)? – hichris123 Dec 11 '13 at 2:46
No, @hichris123 – Shog9 Dec 11 '13 at 2:49
@Shog9 Thanks, wondered why I was running out of flags! I wish I could close vote, but don't have enough rep. Not a problem for you though. :) – hichris123 Dec 11 '13 at 2:51
You're a third of the way there, @hichris123... Nothing wrong with answering questions. – Shog9 Dec 11 '13 at 5:03
So if you have more unhelpful flags than helpful does this mean that you will lose the amount of daily flags limit? – puretppc Jan 21 '14 at 2:51
You could, @puretppc. – Shog9 Jan 21 '14 at 2:56
But if it reaches 0 (-100 in terms of helpful/unhelpful flags) I guess you're not allowed to flag then unless you gain 2k rep? – puretppc Jan 21 '14 at 3:01
Disputed count as unhelpful? – 3ventic Jan 31 '14 at 19:06
Disputed doesn't count for anything, @3ventic – Shog9 Jan 31 '14 at 19:37
Can you request more flags from a moderator? – Tom Mar 12 at 16:45
No, you get more the next day @Tom. – Shog9 Mar 12 at 17:28

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .