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Since there is no way to tell if a moderator did something other than to see it done (no email notification), how long do I wait for the fix before flagging the post again?

In the specific case that got me wondering I accidentally hit the upvote instead of the flag on a comment, and need it reversed, but I expect there are other situations where one would need to check whether a flagged situation got taken care of.

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You can't 'reflag' a moderator on a post. The moderator flag is a one time only flag.

Otherwise though, I would simply email one of the mods and ask them to look into it. Whether the matter is urgent or not is a whole different thing that must be taken on a case by case basis.

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You can issue the "Requires Moderator Attention" more than once? –  Jonathan Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 19:25
    
No, you can't. –  GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:25
    
Ah. I stand educated - thanks :) –  Jonathan Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 19:26
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@Jonathan Sampson: I got educated once, but it went away after a few months. –  XMLbog Aug 31 '09 at 20:01
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I got vaccinated so I never have to worry about getting an education ever again. –  TheTXI Aug 31 '09 at 20:53
    
My vaccination hasn't arrived that. Will I be getting it soon? Otherwise someone will insist that I get some sort of education soon. –  mrdenny Sep 1 '09 at 4:01

I'm not sure there's any need to reflag at all. If no action was taken, it was either unread or denied.

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But there's no way to determine if the ball got dropped. –  Lance Roberts Aug 31 '09 at 19:28
    
Maybe the flag could act more like a support ticket. You could view the flags you've submitted and see what the response was. –  user27414 Aug 31 '09 at 19:30
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Things are often handled privately in emails, there is not always a need for a user to know whether their report has been received. –  GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:30
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I agree with Rich and Jon here. Submit a flag, and then let it go. No need to check up on flag-submissions. The admins definitely want to keep the site working properly, and will take care of issues as they see fit and at their convenience. –  Jonathan Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 20:02
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With as many mods as there are per site, it is very hard for me to believe that the ball ever gets "dropped". If a mod feels action needs to be taken, he/she will take it. If they don't think action should, they will either kill the flag or leave it for someone else to make the call. –  TheTXI Aug 31 '09 at 20:54

Regarding the case you mentioned (accidentally up voting), you can just click the up arrow again to remove your up vote.

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No you can't. Not on a comment. –  GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:56
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Damn! Didn't mean to do that. Oh well. –  user27414 Aug 31 '09 at 20:02
    
@Rich B: You're right - sorry, I missed the fact that the OP was asking about voting on a comment. –  tnorthcutt Aug 31 '09 at 20:21

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