I've just wanted to ask this question:

Difference between declined and disputed

Than I've found this question which is too similar to what I have What is the difference between disputed and declined flags?

The answer is that question is very good, but it triggered my current question, to make it short, in the answer there is:

which (roughly) influences how "important" your flags should be considered by moderators.

What does this exactly mean ? will I some day get my flag privileges revoked because of that ?


in another way: what does mean declined flags affect my flagging privileges? in which way it affect it?

  • No; 'disputed' flags will not affect your flagging privileges. Only rejected flags do. – Andrew Barber Mar 11 '13 at 16:07
  • what that is mean to affect my flagging privileges ? this is what I don't get :S – Abu Romaïssae Mar 11 '13 at 16:08
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    @AbuRomaïssae: If you flag lots of posts that are rejected then your ability to flag further posts is withdrawn for a period of time. – JonW Mar 11 '13 at 16:12
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    Also, people who flag correctly most of the time get a few extra flags and their flags appear closer to the front of the queue. – Bo Persson Mar 11 '13 at 16:35
  • related topic: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/79742/… – Wouter J Mar 11 '13 at 22:07
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    @JonW Not quite. If enough flags are rejected, your ability to flag things is permanently disabled, after a fashion. You'll still be able to flag things, but nobody will see those flags unless looking at the flag history of a post you flagged for some other reason. Right now there's no way to recover from this, though there probably should be. It's fairly low-priority though, since in most cases if someone hits that, they really haven't been paying attention. – Adam Lear Mar 11 '13 at 22:47
  • @AnnaLear really? I always thought it worked in the same way as the multiple rejected edit ban worked. Oh well, TIL. – JonW Mar 11 '13 at 22:59
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    @JonW That's actually a good idea. I'm making a mental note. :) – Adam Lear Mar 11 '13 at 23:04

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