Since there is no way to tell if a moderator did something other than to see it done (no email notification), how long do I wait for the fix before flagging the post again?

In the specific case that got me wondering I accidentally hit the upvote instead of the flag on a comment, and need it reversed, but I expect there are other situations where one would need to check whether a flagged situation got taken care of.


You can't 'reflag' a moderator on a post. The moderator flag is a one time only flag.

Otherwise though, I would simply email one of the mods and ask them to look into it. Whether the matter is urgent or not is a whole different thing that must be taken on a case by case basis.

  • You can issue the "Requires Moderator Attention" more than once? – Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 19:25
  • No, you can't. – GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:25
  • Ah. I stand educated - thanks :) – Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 19:26
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    @Jonathan Sampson: I got educated once, but it went away after a few months. – Welbog Aug 31 '09 at 20:01
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    I got vaccinated so I never have to worry about getting an education ever again. – TheTXI Aug 31 '09 at 20:53
  • My vaccination hasn't arrived that. Will I be getting it soon? Otherwise someone will insist that I get some sort of education soon. – mrdenny Sep 1 '09 at 4:01

I'm not sure there's any need to reflag at all. If no action was taken, it was either unread or denied.

  • But there's no way to determine if the ball got dropped. – Lance Roberts Aug 31 '09 at 19:28
  • Maybe the flag could act more like a support ticket. You could view the flags you've submitted and see what the response was. – user27414 Aug 31 '09 at 19:30
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    Things are often handled privately in emails, there is not always a need for a user to know whether their report has been received. – GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:30
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    I agree with Rich and Jon here. Submit a flag, and then let it go. No need to check up on flag-submissions. The admins definitely want to keep the site working properly, and will take care of issues as they see fit and at their convenience. – Sampson Aug 31 '09 at 20:02
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    With as many mods as there are per site, it is very hard for me to believe that the ball ever gets "dropped". If a mod feels action needs to be taken, he/she will take it. If they don't think action should, they will either kill the flag or leave it for someone else to make the call. – TheTXI Aug 31 '09 at 20:54

Regarding the case you mentioned (accidentally up voting), you can just click the up arrow again to remove your up vote.

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    No you can't. Not on a comment. – GEOCHET Aug 31 '09 at 19:56
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    Damn! Didn't mean to do that. Oh well. – user27414 Aug 31 '09 at 20:02
  • @Rich B: You're right - sorry, I missed the fact that the OP was asking about voting on a comment. – Travis Northcutt Aug 31 '09 at 20:21

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