Recently, I had a situation at Travel.SE, where I raised flags in good faith misunderstanding the purpose. Out of 7 declined flags in the past 7 days, 3 were my mistake, 3 were in good faith and 1 was later actioned.

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Quoting a moderator in Travel.SE chat:

I think a 7-day ban is definitely an overkill. I agree with automated silencing bans after too many rejected flags, but the duration should be shorter

The mods have no way to remove such bans and have to contact a CM, when I'm sure the CM has much better things to do. Can we allow mods to remove automatic flag bans?

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    Is it really worth it? I mean, it's just a week where you can't flag. You can still ask and answer questions, post comments, there's no black mark against you. This doesn't seem like a very big deal. Am I missing something?
    – terdon
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:16
  • Who flag , it's matter. We flag with good faith not for ban.
    – 4b0
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:18
  • @Shree yes, I completely understand that it is annoying and unfair, I'm just saying that it is a pretty minor thing and over in one week. Is it really worth spending dev time on this?
    – terdon
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:22
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    @terdon Technically: If at least a quarter of 10 or more flags were declined during the past 7 days > If you drop below '10 flags handled during the past 7 days' you can raise more before 7 days are up. If these are helpful, they will also help to make your percentage of declined flags for the past 7 days lower, meaning that the ban might be shorter still...
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:26
  • @terdon I am familiar with your good faith . Some time system sucks ....................
    – 4b0
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:33
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    Immediately rebanned after flag ban was lifted; should I wait to flag again? you might soon need to read this question too!
    – anki
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 11:47
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    I'm moving the maths to chat.
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Commented Oct 29, 2019 at 12:00


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