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Can we have a way to undo a flag?

If I flagged a question wrongly, for example, selected the wrong site it belongs or I did not read the question properly the first time or any other reason that I see fit to remove the flag I just did (ie. it is still waiting moderator review), make a way to remove it?

It could be implemented as an x in the stackoverflow.com/users/flag-weight/ page.

Maybe that would even reduce the number of bad flags in the queue (and prevent my flag weight being reduced by my mistake).

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    Think twice/thrice before flagging something. :-) Allowing the option to cancel flags might allow everyone to start flagging very casually. This would flood moderators with even more flags. – user162697 Aug 3 '11 at 21:24
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    @Siva, true. But I think not adding this feature create this -^ sort of behavior where users post 'possible duplicate of X' and never flag it. Tim/Lance/Siva you're above reproach! But others appear to be doing this to avoid losing flag weight to invalid flags. – M. Tibbits Aug 3 '11 at 21:40
  • @M. Tibbits: If a user doesn't flag a post but does leave a Possible duplicate..., I think that should be fine. Some other user who is not so much worried about losing a number will eventually flag it. – user162697 Aug 3 '11 at 21:55
  • @Siva, Certainly true. Just frustrates me a minuscule amount because I'm trying to use the flag feature correctly, have had 3 invalid flags out of 80 which I don't really care about -- not going to post a question to meta, but I still think it'd be 'neat' to get to 750 and with every invalid flag I know that I'm that much further away. – M. Tibbits Aug 3 '11 at 22:00

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