I could be wrong, but I suspect there's been a rise in comment flags on Stack Overflow (being a mod there). I haven't noticed a change on Pets.se (being a mod there), but it's a smaller site and may not be obvious. I'm wondering if there's been a rise across the network.
Are we able to get some statistics on the pattern of flagging since the welcoming blog in April this year?
With some key points to match significant points in time and track it for a while to come please?
It would also be useful to see flag types vs marked helpful/declined.
Can we also have a network overall and a split of the sites with the most significant flag loads?
Some key points could be:
Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts (for Stack Overflow only)