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I noticed that there is the new(and possibly brilliant if I understand it) feature that you can flag a question for closing before you have the ability to actually close. At what reputation do you gain the new flagging abilities? And who can see the posts that you flag?

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@Robert mind phrasing that in the form of an answer? :) – Earlz Feb 6 '11 at 4:21
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The blog entry that describes the new moderator flagging capabilities in detail is here:

Only Diamond ♦ Moderators can see the flags.

If you do see a legitimate problem with a post, please flag it. It helps us pull up the weeds.

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I'm curious as to why only diamond mods can see the flags. Why can't everyone who is capable of voting to close? – Earlz Feb 6 '11 at 4:42
Moderator flags are intended to address issues that are not handled by the usual mechanisms available to other users, such as close votes and delete votes. – Robert Harvey Feb 6 '11 at 4:44
I understand the reasoning for it for every type of flag except for the "doesn't belong here" category. I don't see why it isn't also placed in /review for users capable of closing(or even deleting) to review. – Earlz Feb 6 '11 at 4:46

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