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Why am I seeing the message “Some of your recent flags have been decline” when flagging?

I am seeing the warning that "Some of your recent flags have been declined." on Stack Overflow. However, looking at my flag history, this is how it is laid out: 38 Flags overall 7 Active Flags 1 ...
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Hide “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags in the moderator flag queue

At present, when something is flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality", that flagged post appears alongside all other flags that moderators have to handle. However, a little while ago these ...
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Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor

Update, April 2014: I fully support Shog9's proposal of adding the message where it belongs—in the actual editing form. This is less intrusive than displaying it as a notification, but it serves the ...
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My flagging privilege on SO was revoked, then I got it back, made a “helpful” flagging, then revoked again

My flagging privilege was probably removed with the following error message: Too many of your recent flags have been declined - please review them instead of flagging this post! Although my ...
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Do disputed flags count towards a flag-ban?

A long, long time ago there once was a user who asked about the difference between disputed and declined flags. And it references an answer that explains what a disputed flag is. From that post I ...
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How can we gently prod new users to use custom flags only when needed?

Almost everyone has experienced this from one side or the other. Someone flags a post with a custom reason. A moderator looks at it and realizes that the flag didn't need a custom reason. The ...
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Can we preemptively direct flaggers (at least newer ones) to the location of flag responses?

As a moderator I respond to a lot of flags, and when I decline them I try to give good explanations. Most recently, I responded to a flag requesting that a question be deleted by directing the ...
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One incorrectly declined flag causes a warning every time I attempt to flag a post

I had flagged this post on Stack Overflow as spam. The flag was declined, then later in a meta topic we found it was spam and got deleted as such, but the flag's still marked declined. However, ...
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Serial flag decliner

Looking back at one of my previous questions here at meta I feel like I was hit by serial flag decliner (someone who makes a large number of questionable declines of flags in a row): Was it a mistake ...
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When should a flag be declined?

I have already seen this post, but it is from the Era of Displayed Flag Weight. Also, it talks about moderating SO/SU (where flags are as rare as hay in a haystack and flag weight is a bigger deal). ...
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What's the normal delay for a flag to be dismissed?

Looking at my flagging history, I see quite a few (got 8 now) active ones dated as far back as August 9. Sometimes a flag gets addressed almost instantaneously, other times it just sits & wait ...
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Block an edit already proposed by same user and rejected by reviewers

As mentioned in a comment on an other post Indeed. There are some either really stubborn or really stupid users who keep suggesting the same edit to the same post over and over again until it ...
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Can I get rid of “disputed” flag stat, if it turned out to be correct

So I flagged a post on Stack Overflow. But it wasn't accepted, so I got a "disputed" in my flag stats. But my surprise 1 hour later, the question was actually put on hold. No edits or anything ...
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Show declined flags in inbox

I propose that moderator flags which are declined should show up in the global inbox, as a way to more clearly and reliably educate the user on why their flags are declined, thus improving the quality ...
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“fun” comment flagged as not constructive - Why was it declined?

I flagged the "All is lost. The end is nigh" comment on this question as not constructive. It was declined without any comments and I was wondering why. Was it considered somewhat funny and therefore ...

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