I have been going through some old posts, flagging them as necessary. But I have noticed that the number of posts that I am able to flag is continually staying at ten. It seems that the new flagging system has messed this up.

10 flags

I am able to keep flagging posts even after 10, so I know it isn't a UI bug. This is a very big problem, because I can flag infinitely many times. And I am pretty sure this isn't the intended behavior of the overlords

This isn't because I am being awarded more flags. I flag more than 13 posts in 5 minutes, and I can keep going without restriction

Some of the flags were accepted, so now my number is up to 13. But it is still staying at 13

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    I was unable to reproduce this. Flagging your question resulted in 9 remaining flags.
    – Travis J
    Jun 14, 2013 at 19:31
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    Big question is can you keep flagging more than 10 (i.e. quite critical bug) or you get blocked and just see 10 flags remaining meaning just UI bug? Jun 14, 2013 at 20:54
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    Also, have you noticed this multiple times? Flagging correctly can increase the number of flags you get per day, so that could make it look like you're not using up flags.
    – hammar
    Jun 14, 2013 at 21:00
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    -1 just for the lazy, soulless black ellipses. Every self-respecting bug report needs red freehand circles.
    – Luke_0
    Jun 15, 2013 at 21:19
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    maybe its related to Number of flags remaining increased
    – Jehof
    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:20
  • Maybe the flags are silently ignored. Can you check your flagging history? Maybe post screenshot from there? Jun 25, 2013 at 7:58
  • maybe useful flags wont be counted or maybe you are getting extra flags for useful flags.
    – prince
    Jun 26, 2013 at 9:06
  • It seems like this is resolved, so shouldn't it be status completed?
    – Ral Zarek
    Jul 4, 2013 at 8:09

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This seems as though it has been unintentionally solved thanks to all of the changes with flags

Now I am once again a mere mortal of flagging, who must wait till the day's end to go on the hunt for bad posts again.

On the recent changes to flagging and limits

  • Oh, shoot - I forgot to circle back on this. There was a period of time between the initial rollout of the flag changes and now where close flags were unlimited - thanks for reporting it!
    – Shog9
    Jul 9, 2013 at 4:57

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