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. Jul 15, 2013 at 3:15
  • The flags are stored separately internally, but I believe they count towards the same threshhold. Jul 15, 2013 at 3:53
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn: .. six spam xor six offensive => six spam ⊕ six offensive ?
    – Ken Kin
    Jul 30, 2013 at 9:09
  • Any update on this? With the very recent flag changes this is very obvious to me now. Sep 12, 2013 at 2:08
  • The dupe has a good answer, even though it is a later one...
    – Oded
    Sep 12, 2013 at 13:06


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