I just went through a Stack Overflow profile of a person while searching an answer. Basically I got two links; this and this from my search. Both have the same answer. Like one copied another's answer as is.
And I went through that persons profile and I saw his answers. There's one more copied answer, it got 3 upvotes and +25 bounty just by copying! Again as it is, nothing changed.
The original answer didn't have at least three upvotes and I upvoted it. As per this answer on meta I should flag it. I did. Before I did, it showed
13 inform moderators flag remaining. After I flagged I got the same below. I guessed it decreases for each and every flag. Or may be not. Please correct me on this. If it didn't get 13, then will my flag be a waste?
And I even informed a guy who posted the original answer from where another guy copied. Is this the right thing to do? This is the first time I flagged and I'm interested to learn about this.
13 inform moderators flag remainingmeans that you can cast 13 more flags for moderator attention. It does not mean that the answer has been flagged 13 times. It is referring to your daily limit of flags.