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:
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.
Only in one case: in the case of recommend closure flags, if it's been more than 14 days after your previous flag got marked aged away. There are two exceptions:
Also, in the past, spam and rude or abusive flags on posts and "harassment, bigotry, or abuse" flags on comments aged away after some time, and such aged away flags cannot be recast.
In any case, if the problem still remains after a flag was marked aged away, and you cannot recast your flag at all under the rules above even after a waiting period, flag the post or comment using the "in need of moderator intervention" flag and provide an explanation.