After I joined the mob and flagged some spam on the Bitcoin Beta, for a poorly-understood reason, I went back to one of the questions I'd flagged and opened the flag dialog. There, I saw something of little importance, but of less than perfect... perfection:

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I had flagged the (now deleted) question as spam. I had not flagged the question as "not welcome in our community". And, for what it's worth, I had not added a custom flag, so... that part's right.

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    Interesting. Maybe this has to do with the fact that both of these are red flags; I wonder if they both count toward the same deletion threshold? Meaning three spam and three offensive would cause auto deletion just as six spam xor six offensive would. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jul 15 '13 at 3:15
  • The flags are stored separately internally, but I believe they count towards the same threshhold. – Manishearth Jul 15 '13 at 3:53
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn: .. six spam xor six offensive => six spam ⊕ six offensive ? – Ken Kin Jul 30 '13 at 9:09
  • Any update on this? With the very recent flag changes this is very obvious to me now. – Austin Henley Sep 12 '13 at 2:08
  • The dupe has a good answer, even though it is a later one... – Oded Sep 12 '13 at 13:06

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