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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
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Mechanism for disputing rejected flags and the possibility for mods to re-handle them [duplicate]

I recently got into a situation where my flag was rejected by mistake, so I had a well-founded desire to dispute the decision on this flag. In the process of fulfilling this desire, two things became ...
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Warn users when they are about to hit the “guaranteed” flag ban

Background: Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags I've hit the "guaranteed" ban above more times than I should, the last time being just a few days ago. Shog9 ♦ mentioned above, in the ...
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Do declined comment flags count towards the ban? [duplicate]

It seems like only post flags' declination counts towards the ban. Do declined comment flags also count towards the ban?
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What was the reasoning behind the deletion of this comment?

Right off the bat I'm going to make it clear that I know full well that comments are ephemeral, transient, and <third-word-here>. This question is more focused on the fact that a comment, which ...
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Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags

Related: Allow recovery from flag hellban Note: I am not requesting different action in my case; but thought the behavior was worth bringing up. I had 3 declined flags in row recently (it was a bad ...
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I don't know how long I'm flag banned for, and that would be useful to know

It would be nice if I knew the time I'm banned for - a range of tomorrow - 7 days isn't a very narrow time frame. Could we be able to see the same "time remaining" that mods can on our flagged page (...
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Flag ban banner showing false ban lift day [duplicate]

Not that I am complaining about being allowed to flag posts, but I got really scared when I saw this banner in my flag history after I had randomly tried to flag a post and succeeded and assumed that ...
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Serial removal of [flag-weight] tag in progress via suggested edits - should we do anything?

I see a large number of proposals in the Suggested Edits queue right here on Meta Stack Exchange where the same user is trying to serially edit out (bulk untag?) the flag-weight tag. I understand ...
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Allow moderators to reply to a flag

Many times, I see a flag (generally a custom one), and wish to reply to it. A common type is the "Convert to CW" flag that rears its head at times (it is helpful, since it leads to me closing the post,...
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Add a link to the relevant Meta post in the flag ban notice

Currently, the flag ban notice in the flag summary page looks like that: You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days There's no link to the Help Center or a ...
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Why there isn't reputation points for successful flagging?

By helping the site by flagging successfully (and therefore gaining higher flag weight), you typically inform that you are able to understand the system and be helpful. Similarly, when you are ...
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Are there manual flag bans?

In 2013, flag weight and the infamous hellban was replaced with a new automated system. Review bans are handed out automatically but can also be issued manually by mods. The same situation exists ...
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Please revisit the decision not to let people remove moderator flags [duplicate]

More than a couple of people have suggested making it possible to remove/cancel/undo/whatever a moderator flag. Some seemed to be worried about flag weight or whatever. (I know "flag weight," per se, ...
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Make it more obvious that I'm banned only from flagging posts, not comments

Currently, the flag ban notice in the flag summary page looks like that: You are currently banned from flagging - view flags declined in the last 7 days It looks as if I was banned from flagging ...
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Can we introduce comment flag bans as we have for posts flags?

Declined post flags give people warnings and can result in flag bans. Allow recovery from flag hellban There's a rise in both flags and in declined flags, as reviewed in these two questions: Can we ...
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Immediately rebanned after flag ban was lifted; should I wait to flag again?

I recently got automatically flag-banned on my Worldbuilding account. When I regained the ability to flag, I flagged another post that I had intended to flag but been unable to because of the ban. ...
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Do not show comment flags in “declined in last 7 days” view

I went to check my flag history, only to see this big banner: I clicked on the button, and saw eight declined flags. Five of those were comment flags, which do not count towards bans (reconfirmed ...
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Review message in flag interface doesn't go away after review

I am usually pretty accurate with my flags, but this time I got tricked. There was a question with one line of text and a link to an image that boasted about subscription totals and signing up. I ...
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Could the flag warning and ban formulas be improved?

This is a sort of programming / logic question based on this answer on meta: Flaggers with a recent (past 7 days) flagging history consisting of at least 10 handled flags where >= 10% of flags were ...
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Is it OK to retract flags?

I have a habit that whenever I see a bad answer, I flag as NAA or VLQ and leave a (auto) comment to point out the reason for my flag. Sometimes after six to eight weeks a few hours the author sees my ...
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What is the difference between disputed and declined flags?

I'm looking at my flag count, and I see a couple 'declined' flags and a few 'disputed' flags, and I'm wondering: what is the difference between the two? I've had both disputed and declined flags ...
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How to flag a flag?

I've found a question that's incorrectly flagged as an duplicate. I'm not the author of the question. Still, I would like to request moderator intervention regarding the flag. How do I do that? One ...
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How can we improve the mod tools?

You may have noticed that we have a bit of a backlog for bugs and feature requests related to moderator tools. Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our sites running smoothly, and we recognize ...
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Can we make new flag responses more visible?

When looking at my flag-responses page, it's not always easy to tell what's new. Sometimes flags take a while to resolve, so I might have one farther down the page that only now got resolved. ...
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Users with 100% flag decline rates will never know their flags are being declined if they flag infrequently

The flag warning is shown to a user based on flag statistics within a window of 7 days. This means that flag warnings, and by extension flag bans, are optimized for users who flag a lot. Besides the ...
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Tweak the math for the new flag-ban system a little?

A relatively recent change to the flagging system has been elimination of the flag "hell ban," in favor of a more transparent system that includes feedback. This is a good thing. The new system, ...
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Flagging summary improvement: filters

Here is my flagging summary on SU: Your flagging history 32 posts flagged as requiring moderator attention 2 are waiting for review 3 were marked valid 1 were marked invalid (older flags ...
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Let's give very-trusted users a Closehammer to go with their Dupehammer

I'm calling it a Closehammer rather than an Onholdhammer because... well, just look at how odd Onholdhammer looks. I'm proposing that trusted users be given the ability to instantly place a question ...
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Recover from flag ban [duplicate]

I get recently banned from flagging. But it's not quite clear to me why? In addition is there any way to recover from this ban? Will it age away and after 1-2 weeks it will be possible again? I'm not ...

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