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I was banned from flagging because "too many of my flags have been declined". What should I do about this? Will it be automatically lifted, or am I banned forever? My flag history: enter image description here

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    Looks like it only considers your flags in the past 7 days: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/173878/… – Matt Samuel Jan 28 at 21:51
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    Please read my advice on flagging. As a specific example, you flagged this question, but your request was unclear. It probably sounded like you were wanting a mod to improve the answer. What you probably wanted instead was to have the question's close reason changed from "duplicate" to "typo/not reproducible". If you had requested that, there's a much better chance that your flag would have been marked helpful. – Cody Gray Jan 28 at 23:54
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You're raising custom moderator flags when you should be using more standard flags or possibly not flagging at all.

  1. You custom flagged this question to say that a closing brace is missing. Well we have a standard flag for typos. Per the Stack Overflow Help Centre on closure i.e.

    Questions about a problem that can no longer be reproduced or that was caused by a simple typographical error.

  2. Similarly with this question which you also flagged with a custom flag when the community can reopen it without moderator intervention if necessary. If you earned the open/close vote privilege you could have voted to reopen it, but absent that your options are more limited.

  3. This one is an answer. It may not be a correct answer but it is an answer and you can't flag incorrect answers because moderators are not experts in every possible technology so they can't judge technical correctness. If you think the answer is wrong, downvote it.

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