Looks like flagging has been affected by releases today. Are these intended effects?

  • Higher daily limits (appear doubled for me, flagging of posts limit also doubled). Explained by Shog9 below.
  • Soft comment deletion doesn't appear to work anymore - e.g. for "accept rate" obsolete comments - it does in fact work, but the immediate feedback is gone. This is fixed now.
  • Has the throttling rate changed? Seems possible to repeated flag without waiting 5 seconds. If it was broken, it isn't anymore.
  • Old soft deletions that were neither categorised as "helpful" or "declined" have all become "helpful".

If limits have been updated, can we get the new formula published? Not changed, as confirmed by Shog9.

  • The soft-deletion thing sounds like a bug. If you can verify, please post it as one.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 23:09
  • Done: After a bit more investigation, turns out it is working, but the immediate feedback isn't. Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 23:34

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You start with 10 flags per day.

Based on your reputation and flagging history, you can end up with as many as 100 per day.

Currently, that means you get an extra flag per day for every 2000 reputation points or 10 net helpful flags (helpful-declined).

Since you have an insane number of helpful flags, you're maxed out at 100 per day.

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    A whole bunch of old flags of mine got marked as helpful, so the number went up by about 5K today. Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 23:35
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    Oh, comment flags show up in history now? That’s nice.
    – Ry-
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 0:25
  • Also, you're no longer able to flag as both Needs Mod Attention(NaN & VLQ) and as Spam/Offensive. Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 16:16
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    Do you get your flags back if they are marked as helpful on the same day you flagged them (like Close Votes)?
    – hichris123
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 2:46
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    No, @hichris123
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 2:49
  • @Shog9 Thanks, wondered why I was running out of flags! I wish I could close vote, but don't have enough rep. Not a problem for you though. :)
    – hichris123
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 2:51
  • You're a third of the way there, @hichris123... Nothing wrong with answering questions.
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 5:03
  • So if you have more unhelpful flags than helpful does this mean that you will lose the amount of daily flags limit?
    – puretppc
    Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 2:51
  • You could, @puretppc.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 2:56
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    But if it reaches 0 (-100 in terms of helpful/unhelpful flags) I guess you're not allowed to flag then unless you gain 2k rep?
    – puretppc
    Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 3:01
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    Disputed count as unhelpful?
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 19:06
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    Disputed doesn't count for anything, @3ventic
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 19:37
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    Can you request more flags from a moderator?
    – Tom
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 16:45
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    No, you get more the next day @Tom.
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 17:28

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