The rules for the new flags are, in intention:
- Flags for multiple edits, be it by the original author or by multiple authors, should only happen once in the lifetime of the post.
- Flags for a post hitting a certain number of answers total should only happen once in the lifetime of the post.
- Flags for a post hitting a certain number of answers within 7 days, can happen more than once. However, this flag will not be raised if it hasn't been at least 7 days from when the flag was last raised.
There was a bug that the check to prevent future flags only looked for live flags. As such, once a flag was cleared, any future revision would then check to see if the author had edited the post more than 10 times, and on noticing it was true, it would re-assert the flag. Jarrod has pushed out a fix to resolve this.
This still means that anything old which has had 10+ edits from the original author in the past, a new edit will cause it to be flagged if it has not yet been flagged since the system was in place. To reduce this from being a bad flood, we've opted to ignore community wiki posts when making this check - this should restrict it so that your attention is only brought to non-wiki posts, where it's more likely that the high edit count may be an issue.
These two changes will go out in the next build, with thanks to Jarrod for being able to come quickly for the fix.