System hides an option to flag Very Low Quality in few cases, namely when post is:

Because of that users who already flagged it when none of above conditions applied miss an option to retract their flag.

Suggest1 to show this flag option to such users so that they could retract a flag.

1 Frankly I won't mind if this gets because I doubt that it is important. This is posted mainly to document how system behaves and to provide reference for those who may wonder why they can't retract flag in some cases.

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    I won't mind if this gets status-declined Did you mean: status-deferred
    – SE is dead
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 16:24
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    @dorukayhan I really don't mind, declined or deferred, whatever. When drafting this feature request I was trying to figure compelling reasons to push strongly for it to be implemented and couldn't figure one (even though I am active flagger and even though I sometimes cast VLQ flags I later reconsider and would want to retract - this just happens too infrequently to worry)
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 16:41
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    cross-site duplicate at MSO: Unable to retract VLQ flag
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 19:52

2 Answers 2


Before this feature gets implemented (or if it gets ), you can use a userscript I wrote, which allows you to retract flags directly from the "Flagged Posts for [User]" page in the user profile. This is how it looks like:


The script mentioned in the other answer is no longer available. For the few times this happens to me, I didn't bother writing a new one, but running a simple jQuery command in the browser console suffices:

$.post("https://meta.stackexchange.com/flags/posts/283357/retract/PostLowQuality", {
  fkey: $("input[name=fkey]").val()

You need to replace the domain name and the question ID accordingly. Note that the flag type is called PostLowQuality, not VeryLowQuality.

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