Here is the close queue:
Here is an active flag I have:
I currently have 5 flags pending in the close queue. Some, like this one, are months old. This doesn't feel right and may discourage newer users from flagging things that need attention with the assumption that a flag may be ignored for 4 months, so why bother?
Here are some possibilities:
- Bump flags that have been languishing for more than 30 days to the front of the close queue (or weight questions with said flags a bit higher). Won't solve the issue, but will make it less egregious
- Punishing a misbehaving mod by forcing them to go through every sub-3000 user's flagged close votes in the queue and free them from flag limbo
- psubsee's suggestion, "a new 10K flag list for "stuck" flags, which would be any close flag that is unhandled within 30 days."
This question has been heavily edited under the assumption that flags didn't get refreshed every day. Apparently they do, thanks to Bill and Asheesh, so sorry about the misdirection. Languishing flags still an issue though!
too bad we can't ... retract the vote. I still think vote retraction would be a useful feature, but not for the problem outlined in this feature request.
Dupon SO, that are unhanded. for the period of 1 year. (I didn't flag all they at the same time).