I created this account about a year ago, and have been flagging things steadily (if infrequently) since then. After I submit a flag, I get a pop-up reading

Thanks for flagging! We take your reports seriously.

I could just be forgetting, but I don't think I saw that message after my first few flags. This leads me to wonder, what does "we take your reports seriously" mean in the flagging UI?

Has it been there for a while, and I just never noticed? Is it a generic reassurance, added in the Jul 2018 UI update, that the system and mods take the community's flags seriously? Or is it a message shown to only specific users, letting them know that their particular flags are taken more seriously than average, as sort of a spiritual successor to flag weight?

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    I think it's shown to all users for all flags, but I'm not totally sure. At least for comment flags, I've seen the message every time. Feb 7, 2019 at 16:54
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    If memory serves the flag used to just say "thanks for flagging", and had a very different look and feel (a red popup right next to the comment you flagged).
    – Servy
    Feb 7, 2019 at 16:56

2 Answers 2


Yes, this is a recent update from Stack Exchange, so this message is generic.

The change applies only to comments and was announced in this post:

Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct

In addition to this, a thank you response toast notification was added when a user flags a comment to show appreciation for that flag - and in the case of unwelcoming or abusive flags, an apology for the comment. The implementation for this is still being moved over to the Stacks styling, see this related answer on Meta Stack Overflow for more information.

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    I thought I was special :( Oct 18, 2021 at 2:42

Feedback on comment flags changed a few months ago as part of a reworking of the UI for comment flags. Everybody sees this message (with the green background, near the top of the frame) when flagging a comment; even moderators see it. (Why would a moderator flag comments instead of just deleting them? Sometimes we do it for auditing purposes, particularly for rude comments.)

Flagging a post produces a "thanks, we'll look into it" message (blue background, next to the "flag" control) for everybody.

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