Moderator flags can be dismissed as aged away.
- What does this dismiss reason mean?
- What causes flags to be dismissed with this reason?
- Do aged away flags affect my daily flag amount?
- Can I cast a flag again if it gets marked aged away?
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Certain moderator flags are invalidated by age. This prevents flags from accruing over time and allowing actions that the greater community in general doesn't want.
When a flag is aged like this, you see "aged away" for the flag reason (previously, it was "scheduledtaskinvalidated").
The checks are performed once a day. The rules have changed over time, but currently they are:
After 4 days.
These follow the normal rules for close vote aging:
For flags to migrate a question: when the question becomes ineligible for migration, which is when the question is 60 days old
The oldest recommend closure flag, once per day, at the following times:
Note: If a flag gets invalidated in close vote review by three "leave open" reviews, it will be marked declined instead.
No. Aged away flags do not count positively or negatively toward your total count of net helpful flags for the purposes of your daily flag limit, and are not counted when calculating the percentage of flags handled in the last seven days for flag bans.
In the case of spam and abuse flags on posts and comments, no.
In the case of recommend closure flags, yes, if it's been more than 14 days after your previous flag got marked aged away. (Exception: if you cast your flag before the status of aged close votes and close flags began to be tracked sometime in 2012, you will not be able to recast your flag. Source)