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There is a lot of discussion around meta about how to raise a helpful flag and flags getting declined, but I wonder:

Who raised the most number of the helpful flags on Stack Overflow and meta by the user?

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    Related / duplicate (at least for the SO part): Is there any place to see a leaderboard of top “Helpful Flaggers”? – Glorfindel Aug 26 at 5:27
  • @Glorfindel yes and also true about meta and one more thing should I add more popular site or it will be too broad. – NickCoder Aug 26 at 5:28
  • The answer there gives a procedure for getting the leaderboard yourself. There are only 64 Marshals here, it shouldn't be too much work. – Glorfindel Aug 26 at 5:30
  • Yes! but is my question wasn't wrong or offtopic or else right so that it's not answerable?? – NickCoder Aug 26 at 5:32
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    It's on-topic (unless you mean Meta Stack Overflow by Meta, in which case it's better posted there), I just fear it might get downvotes for lack of research, just like you can't always dump your coding assignment on Stack Overflow. – Glorfindel Aug 26 at 5:47
  • No not at all! and thanks for the heads up. – NickCoder Aug 26 at 5:50
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    I've updated the top list for SO in this answer. – Glorfindel Aug 27 at 12:16
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On here, the current leader would appear to be PeterJ with 3760 helpful flags. He even has more than the Smoke Detector spam bot. Peter is the only person with more than 3000 helpful flags so he's some way out in front.

To determine this, I simply went through the profiles of everyone who has the marshal badge.

Stack Overflow has 2.9K marshals so it would be rather more tedious to go through all their profiles. There's at least one person with tens of thousands of flags there because they've written a bot that comment flags on their behalf so they (or some other bot writer) are likely to be the winner there.

On Stack Overflow's Meta, there are 4 Marshals, so the winner is honk with 859 helpful flags.

The number of helpful flags used to be something that was kept secret, that changed when profiles were rewritten and the information was accidentally leaked. When someone pointed that out, they decided that it simply wasn't something that needed to be secret, so we can now see it on everyone's profiles, but as far as I know it's only there, so you'd need to scrape all profiles with Marshal on a site for any other site. Fortunately, they are all smaller than Stack Overflow.

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    I've got 3,760 here ;-) – PeterJ Aug 26 at 6:56
  • Thanks, fixed. Don't know how I missed you. – Robert Longson Aug 26 at 6:59
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    I think @PeterJ shoupd be more respected for his tremendous amount of helpful edits. The best editor in the world. – iBug Aug 26 at 7:22
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Here's a list with all users with at least 500 helpful flags on Meta Stack Exchange as of today (August 26th, 2019). To update this list, follow the instructions here, and please do not bump this post too often. Flags are important but not that important, and it's not a competition.

  1. PeterJ, 3789 helpful flags
  2. greg-449, 2774 helpful flags
  3. rene, 2123 helpful flags
  4. gnat, 1986 helpful flags
  5. bummi, 1938 helpful flags
  6. John Dvorak, 1829 helpful flags
  7. Glorfindel, 1745 helpful flags
  8. πάντα ῥεῖ, 1526 helpful flags
  9. Shadow, 1505 helpful flags
  10. SmokeDetector, 1469 helpful flags
  11. Fish Below the Ice, 1392 helpful flags
  12. Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog, 1378 helpful flags
  13. iBug, 1295 helpful flags
  14. Pang, 1286 helpful flags
  15. Mysticial, 1182 helpful flags
  16. Anne Daunted, 1165 helpful flags
  17. Shree, 1077 helpful flags
  18. Sebastian Simon, 1076 helpful flags
  19. Meta Andrew T., 1033 helpful flags
  20. Jamal, 1022 helpful flags
  21. CRABOLO, 1020 helpful flags
  22. ale, 982 helpful flags
  23. S.L. Barth, 943 helpful flags
  24. M.A.R., 941 helpful flags
  25. hims056, 938 helpful flags
  26. Mureinik, 906 helpful flags
  27. Pika the Wizard of the Whales, 874 helpful flags
  28. hichris123, 841 helpful flags
  29. ProgramFOX, 838 helpful flags
  30. Bart, 815 helpful flags
  31. Floern, 796 helpful flags
  32. Robert Columbia, 787 helpful flags
  33. Unihedron, 778 helpful flags
  34. srank, 747 helpful flags
  35. Aziz Shaikh, 738 helpful flags
  36. kiamlaluno, 720 helpful flags
  37. Lucifer, 715 helpful flags
  38. Arulkumar, 713 helpful flags
  39. MattAllegro, 699 helpful flags
  40. Patrick Hofman, 693 helpful flags
  41. Martijn Pieters, 662 helpful flags
  42. Nog Shine, 658 helpful flags
  43. Peter Mortensen, 652 helpful flags
  44. Mad Scientist, 647 helpful flags
  45. tripleee, 644 helpful flags
  46. Wrzlprmft, 638 helpful flags
  47. PolyGeo, 637 helpful flags
  48. Robert Longson, 630 helpful flags
  49. Chenmunka, 627 helpful flags
  50. user642796, 622 helpful flags
  51. user58, 614 helpful flags
  52. Flexo, 602 helpful flags
  53. n8te, 599 helpful flags
  54. Nick Stauner, 588 helpful flags
  55. Tetsuya Yamamoto, 543 helpful flags
  56. Ral Zarek, 543 helpful flags
  57. Azik, 538 helpful flags
  58. jonsca, 526 helpful flags
  59. a cat, 525 helpful flags
  60. Undo, 517 helpful flags
  61. JonathanDavidArndt, 517 helpful flags
  62. Cai, 511 helpful flags
  63. Antony, 507 helpful flags
  64. Modus Tollens, 503 helpful flags
  65. DavidPostill, 502 helpful flags
  66. Christian Rau, 501 helpful flags

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