There are a few members of Stack Overflow especially who have a ridiculous number of helpful flags.

At the moment, there does not appear to be any way to display the top users with the most helpful flags. Even though this information is already available publicly, there does not seem to be any way to query all users and make a custom leaderboard, using SEDE, or other programming tools.

A quick search on main META did not yield anything related to this topic.

This is not limited to Stack Overflow (although that site will no doubt prove to be the most voluminous).

Is there any way to see a short list of top flaggers on the Stack Exchange sites?

See this? This is what I'm talking about! Totally awesome.

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One way to find out is to look at the profile of every user with the Marshal badge, and compare. On Stack Overflow, the following users have 20K+ helpful flags as of now (2018-04-05):

  1. Andy 130,587
  2. Pang 72,752
  3. Community 68,868
  4. SFTP 62,243
  5. Jamal 47,170
  6. Floern 45,378
  7. Tunaki 37,170
  8. CRABOLO 34,947
  9. Bo Persson 22,617
  10. gnat 22,198
  11. Taryn 22,118
  12. Mitch Wheat 20,046

A longer table, which I might remember to update, is here: Top 50 Stack Overflow flaggers.


  • Andy is now a moderator and spends more time handling flags than casting them. Before that, he ran a bot under his account to automatically flag comments.
  • Community is a bot raising flags based on heuristics.
  • CRABOLO and Tunaki are no longer active.
  • Taryn is now a moderator community manager DBA at Stack Overflow.
  • Not all helpful flags are equally helpful.
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    Moderators still have their helpful flag counts incremented, it's just rare for moderators to actually cast flags (usually only ever cast spam/abusive flags to insta kill a post) so the number rarely goes up anymore. Moderators are simply ineligible to receive the helpful flags badges (like Marshall) while they have a diamond. – animuson Apr 5 '18 at 1:50
  • You forgot a list item: "SFTP is me". ;) (will become relevant soon when you'll change name...) – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Apr 5 '18 at 8:48
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    I do not know Pang at all, but recently came across one of his meta posts from last year. And wow, that's a lot of flags. – JonathanDavidArndt Apr 5 '18 at 10:53
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    @BhargavRao I edited in a link to a longer list. – user315433 Apr 5 '18 at 18:00
  • The Google script is very nice! But how do we know how reliable it is? Where is the source? – JonathanDavidArndt Apr 6 '18 at 12:17

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