I've just tried to flag a question as duplicate. As there was a delay between me typing in my search to find the correct question, and the results showing, I hit enter. (Presuming this was required to submit search.) Instead, I saw the 'Thanks for flagging' box - it appears that a random question was selected as my 'duplicate'. (I'd imagine it's more likely that the results appeared a millisecond before my enter click registered, and the first was selected or something - but I don't really want to submit incorrect flags all over the place to test this out!)
My issue now is, I have no way of correcting my error. I can see three potential solutions:
Allow the removal of mis-clicked flags. (Apparently not possible, cite: this.)
Provide a way for a user to edit a submitted, active flag.
Disable the enter-key-to-submit on this form. (Which I've no doubt will shortly encounter all sorts of cries against usability!)
As to which the best solution is, I'll leave to debate. My issue now however is, that I am a) going to have a black mark against my name for an incorrect flag I had no intention of submitting. and b) have no method of resubmitting a correct flag, to deal with the duplicate question issue I was first intending of tackling!
Interested to see what people think, I appreciate this is an edge-case, but then there seems a relatively easy solution.