I went from flag weight 120 to flag weight 591 in a matter of hours because of the tips from this this question.

Flagging non-answers was great fun and I still want to keep going even though I am now all out of mod flags! Could we perhaps have a periodic Turkey Shoot where people with a flag weight over a certain amount get unlimited flags for the day and we can go shoot 'em up?

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    Somebody, I mean somebody is getting me a new mouse. The left button is completely worn out.
    – user50049
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 8:07
  • This sounds like pure sadism. +1 Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 11:52
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    This is the first time I've ever seen the little orange number go over 250.
    – mmyers
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 13:24
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    – user1228
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 13:54
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    @Will: Bwahahaha! Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 15:15
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    @won remember when 100 flags was a lot? Oh, memories... Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 11:09
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    I'd love to see one designated clean-up day were the whole community is encouraged to do clean up en mass for 24 hours...and then I'd like to know how long it took the mods to go through the queues. Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 11:29
  • Stupid question, but what's a flag?
    – ehime
    Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 16:01
  • @Jeff Hi from 4 years later… the situation has not improved.
    – bjb568
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 14:47

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(source: pbs.org)

“Like it? Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”

Tom Sawyer -- Mark Twain

But in all seriousness, I've spent plenty of time on the https://stackoverflow.com/review page myself, and cleaning up the questions is like picking up a bit of trash on your street -- it makes the street better for you and all your neighbors.

Note that we have

  • increased the # of moderator flags available
  • you get more daily flags as you gain more flag weight, in a virtuous cycle
  • added the silver Deputy badge for reaching a flag weight of 500
  • added the gold Marshal badge for reaching a flag weight of 749
  • The Marshal badge is for a flag rep of 749; 750 is theoretically (but not practically) asymptotic. Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 11:01
  • Ah, so the Marshall badge is why I recently see so many old "not an answer" flags popping up! :)
    – Bart Kiers
    Commented Sep 19, 2011 at 13:54

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