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I have been flagging bad questions and was able to locate in my profile the results of such flagging, but I cannot tell if they affect my reputation at all.

Does anyone know?

marked as duplicate by Shog9 Apr 12 '13 at 20:59

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  • My question was marked as a duplicate. I searched in the "How does 'Reputation' work" for the keyword "flag" and didn't quite get the answer I was looking for. I guess I should have asked WHY doesn't flagging affect your reputation. – gonzobrains Apr 12 '13 at 22:06

Flagging has nothing to do with reputation. At all.

You get reputation from upvotes, approved suggested edits, accepting and getting answers accepted.

  • Why is flagging not included in one's reputation? If a flag is rated as "helpful" doesn't it positively contribute to SO? – gonzobrains Apr 12 '13 at 22:04
  • Oh yeah, we could totally have like a separate reputation score for your flags that would show how many of them were marked helpful. What a great idea, why hasn't anyone thought of it? – Cody Gray Apr 12 '13 at 22:58

No, neither helpful nor unhelpful flags have an impact upon your reputation.

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