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A lot of posts keep reappearing in the moderator queue a few minutes after they've been processed by a moderator. This appears to be caused by users flagging from /review when they've had the page loaded for a few minutes.

I don't want to discourage anyone from flagging, so can we just disregard those flags with no penalty by suppressing posts from reappearing in the queue? Of course this should only be if they're flagged for the exact same reason as the earlier processed flags, so moderators don't miss any "you made a mistake" flags.

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Maybe this is only because there's a new flagging tool and there's a lot of flagging activity, but it's been like playing Whack-a-Mole today. – Bill the Lizard Jun 7 '11 at 20:55
Except Whack-a-Mole is fun. – Rick Sladkey Jun 7 '11 at 21:05
"correct me if I'm wrong": I don't know if this is going to be unique to flags from a stale /review or not. When I'm reviewing I usually open each post I might be interested in from a page into it's own tab, then work through them. So by the time I'm finished /review is probably stale, but I haven't been flagging from it, I've been flagging from the actual question/answer pages... If this does get implemented, I'd prefer it if it was an across the board change, rather than just from the /review page... – forsvarir Jun 7 '11 at 21:56
@forsvarir: Thanks, that's a good idea. – Bill the Lizard Jun 7 '11 at 22:05
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Whack-a-Mole ... that is where all the fun is at!

I just added this to save us some pain and heartache.

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Only happens in the `/tools/flagged' route if we happen to handle the flags before they submit the pile on flag.

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You've got a typo: "handeled" – Aleadam Jun 8 '11 at 2:17
thanks for that catch !!! big oops – waffles Jun 8 '11 at 2:32

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