I had noticed a decrease in flag weight of 583 to 560 something.I understand dismissed flags cost a flag weight decrease. And it is my assumption that the post flagged was altered from its previous state.
- When the flag weight gained after the 500 mark increases asymptotically why does the dismissal not correspond to this ? It seems like for every 20 or so posts you flag correctly a few 2-3 dismissed flags result in the loss of the weight earned from flagging correctly flag weight.
- When moderators dismiss flags do the look at the revision at which the flag was raised?
A link to A prior Topic Posted thanks to its OP Total +10.00 flag weight for 10 Good flags, but -10 flag weight for 1 Bad flag, That's unfair!
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Flags just don't die out until dismissed
Hence the old flags to posts which were revised often have a good chance of being dismissed when the mod fails to look at which revision the flag was raised.
IMHO i personally read the question a lot of times /look for dupes and read the FAQ again before flagging. Its like you say unfair.. and demotivating..
This is probably the reason for a lot of questions on show which flags were dismissed or some indication this.
- Help me find the bad flag
- How do I know if my flag on a question was a worthy one?
- The most popular question in this regard but with a term hard to associate or find -Flag Weight Audit