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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 largest number of helpful flags on Stack Overflow and Meta?

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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 '19 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 '19 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 '19 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 '19 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 '19 at 5:47
  • No not at all! and thanks for the heads up. – NickCoder Aug 26 '19 at 5:50
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    I've updated the top list for SO in this answer. – Glorfindel Aug 27 '19 at 12:16
  • I've read somewhere that one of the SO mods made a python script which found the obsolete comments by AI, and then flagged them. Probably he is the winner. – peterh - Reinstate Monica Dec 14 '20 at 16:37
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    Can the close voters please state why they don't believe this question seeks input/discussion from the community (i.e. isn't a constructive question)? – Sonic the Curiouser Hedgehog Dec 14 '20 at 21:39
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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 think @PeterJ shoupd be more respected for his tremendous amount of helpful edits. The best editor in the world. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Aug 26 '19 at 7:22
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    @iBugsaysReinstateMonica not to discredit PeterJ, but I think you meant @PeterMortensen. – Glorfindel Dec 1 '19 at 18:38
  • @Glorfindel How stupid I was... must have been dizzy when typing that comment. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Dec 2 '19 at 4:40
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Here's a list with all users with at least 500 helpful flags on Meta Stack Exchange as of 2020-12-14. 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. greg-449, 4290 helpful flags
  2. PeterJ, 3965 helpful flags
  3. rene, 2674 helpful flags
  4. gnat, 2543 helpful flags
  5. SmokeDetector, 2523 helpful flags
  6. Glorfindel, 2267 helpful flags
  7. Sonic the K-Day Hedgehog, 2100 helpful flags
  8. iBug says Reinstate Monica, 2065 helpful flags
  9. πάντα ῥεῖ, 2024 helpful flags
  10. bummi, 1938 helpful flags
  11. John Dvorak, 1886 helpful flags
  12. Shree, 1719 helpful flags
  13. Shadow 10 Years Wizard, 1677 helpful flags
  14. user289905, 1659 helpful flags
  15. Fish Below the Ice, 1392 helpful flags
  16. honk, 1368 helpful flags
  17. Pang, 1318 helpful flags
  18. Mysticial, 1183 helpful flags
  19. Anne Daunted GoFundMonica, 1165 helpful flags
  20. Meta Andrew T., 1057 helpful flags
  21. Mithical, 1039 helpful flags
  22. Jamal, 1024 helpful flags
  23. CRABOLO, 1020 helpful flags
  24. M.A.R., 1000 helpful flags
  25. Robert Columbia, 987 helpful flags
  26. ale, 986 helpful flags
  27. n8te, 955 helpful flags
  28. S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica, 949 helpful flags
  29. Himanshu Jansari, 941 helpful flags
  30. Thomas F, 927 helpful flags
  31. tripleee, 924 helpful flags
  32. Mureinik, 917 helpful flags
  33. PolyGeo, 887 helpful flags
  34. Pika lè Sorcerer of the Whales, 874 helpful flags
  35. ProgramFOX, 873 helpful flags
  36. Floern, 869 helpful flags
  37. hichris123, 851 helpful flags
  38. Bart, 848 helpful flags
  39. Robert Longson, 839 helpful flags
  40. D.W., 830 helpful flags
  41. V2Blast, 828 helpful flags
  42. Martijn Pieters, 796 helpful flags
  43. Arulkumar, 788 helpful flags
  44. srank, 782 helpful flags
  45. Unihedron, 778 helpful flags
  46. Aziz Shaikh, 738 helpful flags
  47. P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q, 735 helpful flags
  48. kiamlaluno, 727 helpful flags
  49. Lucifer, 715 helpful flags
  50. MattAllegro, 699 helpful flags
  51. Patrick Hofman, 693 helpful flags
  52. Mad Scientist, 668 helpful flags
  53. sempaiscuba, 666 helpful flags
  54. Nog Shine, 664 helpful flags
  55. Wrzlprmft, 651 helpful flags
  56. Chenmunka, 636 helpful flags
  57. Jenayah, 634 helpful flags
  58. Makyen, 624 helpful flags
  59. user642796, 622 helpful flags
  60. Flexo, 602 helpful flags
  61. Christian Rau, 597 helpful flags
  62. Nick Stauner, 588 helpful flags
  63. Tetsuya Yamamoto, 585 helpful flags
  64. DavidPostill, 566 helpful flags
  65. Rand al'Thor, 557 helpful flags
  66. Undo, 553 helpful flags
  67. Ral Zarek, 543 helpful flags
  68. Azik, 538 helpful flags
  69. Big Brother, 527 helpful flags
  70. jonsca, 527 helpful flags
  71. Nij, 525 helpful flags
  72. a cat, 525 helpful flags
  73. Cai, 519 helpful flags
  74. JonathanDavidArndt, 517 helpful flags
  75. Antony, 507 helpful flags
  76. Andy, 502 helpful flags
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