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What is the More than 20 comments posted flag? Is it automatic or do people somehow set this flag?

What causes it, and why is having more than 20 comments bad?

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I don't think flag generally speaking mean bad, it means more It needs moderator attention. –  HoLyVieR Jun 9 '11 at 2:18

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I was wondering the same thing, and my conclusion (absolutely baseless actually) was that it's not necessarily bad, but it could be a sign of flames going on in there, and thus the flag. Just a mark to get some attention and perhaps do some cleaning if required.

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yes, exactly -- it's unusual and worth highlighting. Also, posting an extremely long question or answer (25k+ chars) is an automatic moderator flag as well for the same reasons. –  Jeff Atwood Jun 9 '11 at 3:12
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@Jeff great! That means I'm slowly getting how this works :) –  Aleadam Jun 9 '11 at 3:36
    
Also, it would encourage a transition to Chat to continue a conversation, if necessary. –  Nightfirecat Nov 15 '11 at 7:18

It is set automatically when a post has more than 20 comments posted. A large number of comments often indicates that a discussion that would be better fit for chat is taking place in the comment space.

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Isn't that basically a too chatty flag? –  Mehrdad Jun 9 '11 at 2:19
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So what should I do when I see such a flag in the review? What happens after I second it? –  manojlds Sep 4 '11 at 4:53

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