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How does comment voting and flagging work?

It seems to me SO just hides the flag feature on that comment for the user after he flags the comment.

marked as duplicate by kiamlaluno, Adam Lear, Pops, Shog9 Oct 28 '11 at 19:07

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The moderator tools and the 10k tools (available for those with more than 10k reputation) show the flags (but neither one shows who flagged). A moderator can delete it right away, and 10k users (and any other user who happens to read the comment) can then flag the same comment too. When some threshold is reached, the comment is deleted. This does not affect reputation.

  • Any moderator: can you see who flagged comments? – Arjan Jan 24 '11 at 17:41
  • @Arjan: No, we can't. – mmyers Jan 24 '11 at 19:00
  • @Arjan: I guess this answer is obsolete again? (Do flags other than the "other..." version ever reach the 10k tools? I guess you know by now :-) Just as a test, I flagged your first comment here as "obsolete".) – Hendrik Vogt Sep 6 '11 at 13:22
  • @Arjan: mmyers already told me that mods can still see comment flags, but how about 10k users? – Hendrik Vogt Sep 7 '11 at 14:55

It appears on a big screen at StackOverflow Central.

The crack team of mods then rushes out to investigate, taking along their comically large magnifying glasses.

Or at least that's how it should work. ;)

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